District/Municipal Courts Rules for Appellate Division Appeals Rule 21: Prehearing conference
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The Appellate Division may direct the attorneys for the parties to appear before the Appellate Division for a prehearing conference to consider the simplification of the issues and such other matters as may aid the disposition of the proceeding by the Appellate Division. The Appellate Division shall make an order which recites the action taken at the conference and the agreements made by the parties as to any of the matters considered and which limits the issues to those not disposed of by admissions or agreements of counsel, and such order when entered shall control the subsequent course of the proceeding, unless modified to prevent manifest injustice.
This rule is identical to Mass. R.A.P. 21, except that all references therein to "appellate court" and "appellate court or a single justice" have been changed to "Appellate Division."