Rule 16. Pre-trial conference.
(a) Pre-trials conferences shall be governed by Rule 14 of the Montana Justice and City Court Rules of Civil Procedure.
(b) Unless otherwise ordered by the court no pre-trial conference will be set. A party may request a pre trial conference not less than seven (7) days before trial.
(c) An attorney representing a party at a pre-trial conference shall appear with sufficient authority from the party so as to expedite the settlement of the action.