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     25-31-710. Pretrial conferences or hearings -- appearance by telephone conference. (1) A party or the party's attorney may make an appearance by telephone conference in a pretrial conference or other hearing under this chapter if:
     (a) the party does not need to or intend to offer evidence at the pretrial conference or hearing;
     (b) the party does not reside within the county in which the case is filed or the party's or the party's attorney's principal place of business is not located in that county; and
     (c) at least 10 days before the pretrial conference or other hearing, the party or the party's attorney intending to appear by telephone conference provides written notice to the court and to all parties or the attorneys for the parties.
     (2) The party requesting the telephone conference is responsible for arranging the telephone conference and paying the associated costs.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 515, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 457, L. 2007.

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