chapter  5
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JUDICIAL CASE MANAGEMENT: THE OVERRIDING OBJECTIVE

The essence of case management is that the court, rather than litigants or their legal advisers, exercises responsibility for the control of litigation. Although our system is still an adversarial one, case management gives the court an interventionist role. Case management covers such matters as identifying the issues in the case; summarily disposing of some issues and deciding what order issues should be resolved; setting timetables for steps to be taken in the proceedings; controlling the amount of disclosure of documents necessary for a case; limiting the amount of expert and other evidence that should be heard and setting timetables for the conduct of the trial.