calendar call
calendar call n: a session of the court which is held to inquire into the status of cases and in which the cases are called by name and are scheduled for trial if the parties indicate readiness – called also call of the list;

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

calendar call
n.
A court session devoted to checking the status of pending cases and setting trial dates.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


calendar call
A hearing at which cases are scheduled for trial or hearing. In general, numerous cases will be set for a calendar call at the same time, and the judge overseeing the hearing schedules each of them based on the status of the specific case.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


calendar call
n. A courtroom procedure in which the judge or a court officer calls out the names of the cases on the calendar, is advised by the parties or their lawyers whether they are ready to proceed, and, if they are, sets a date for trial. In doing so, the judge or court officer is said to "call the calendar."

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

calendar call
n.
   the hearing at which a case is set for trial.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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