Super. Ct. Tax R. 10
Consistent with Civil Rule, Section (a) sets forth a policy in favor of settlement of civil tax litigation by alternative dispute resolution (ADR) at an early stage in the case. Thus, all unrepresented parties and counsel must attend a conference early in the case at which the Court will explore the possibilities of settlement or alternative dispute resolution.
In a typical case, the Court will require the parties to attend a conference after mediation or ADR, at which the Court may establish a firm schedule for completion of the case.
Section (d) makes clear that the parties may not deviate from the scheduling order without permission from the Court.