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RULE §156.203 Preliminary Conference

Published: 2015

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The arbitrator may set a preliminary conference and may require
parties to file a statement of position prior to that conference.
The statement of position shall include:
  (1) stipulations of the parties to uncontested facts
and applicable law;
  (2) citation to the statutory and regulatory law, both
state and federal, that controls the controversy;
  (3) a list of the issues of fact and law that are in
dispute between the parties, including a citation to legal authorities
that each party relies on for its legal positions;
  (4) proposals designed to expedite the arbitration
proceedings, including minimizing preparation and decision time required
of the arbitrator;
  (5) a list of documents that the parties have exchanged
and a schedule for the delivery of any additional relevant documents,
indicating the approximate length of each document;
  (6) the identification of witnesses expected to be
called during the arbitration proceeding, with a short summary of
their expected testimony; and
  (7) other matters as specified by the arbitrator.

Source Note: The provisions of this §156.203 adopted to be effective June 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 3627