nIf no settlement is reached, the lawyers
prepare for trial. The
trial will probably be preceded by a pretrial conference.
nThe court may impose limitations on further discovery, outline the issues to be tried,
have the lawyers stipulate
to uncontested facts, and order them to exchange lists of witnesses to be called, often limiting the number of experts who will
nThe lawyers have the clerk of court issue subpoenas to witnesses who will not
voluntarily attend trial.