- A court session involving the parties to a case and the judge or magistrate, organized by either the judge or one of the parties. At these sessions, key objectives might be to clarify the issues at hand and address anything else that can simplify and expedite the resolution of the case, including possible settlements
- The judge scheduled a pretrial conference to clarify the issues of the case before the trial starts.
- The defendant's attorney requested a pretrial conference to propose a potential agreement.
- Discovery issues were resolved during the pretrial conference, helping to streamline the trial process.