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FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT RULES 2001 - RULE 10.05

Conciliation conference

             (1)  The Court may refer a proceeding, or a part of a proceeding or a matter arising out of a proceeding, for conciliation.

             (2)  A conciliation conference must be held with:

                     (a)  a Judge; or

                     (b)  a Registrar; or

                     (c)  another person appointed by the Court for the purpose.

             (3)  Unless the Court or a Registrar otherwise orders:

                     (a)  the parties must attend the conference in person; and

                     (b)  each lawyer representing a party must also attend.

             (4)  The parties must make a genuine effort to reach agreement on relevant matters in issue.

             (5)  If an issue between the parties remains unresolved at the end of a conciliation conference, the Judge or Registrar may:

                     (a)  give further directions; and

                     (b)  make any other order, including an order for costs.



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