2012 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, And Courts
Subtitle 5 - Civil Procedure Generally
Chapter 63 - Pleadings And Pretrial Proceedings
Subchapter 1 - -- General Provisions
§ 16-63-101 - Pretrial conferences.
(a) Actions taken at the conference, amendments allowed to the pleadings, rulings of the court, stipulations to be considered in evidence, and agreements made by the parties on any of the matters considered will be made a part of the record in the case.
(b) Objections may be made and exceptions saved at the time the order is made or when the action is called for trial unless the record entry is reached by agreement of all parties with full understanding of the subject matter agreed upon.
(c) For the purpose set out in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, if a pretrial conference is ordered by the court, it must be in the county where the cause is pending and after due and reasonable notice of the time and place is given to the litigants or their counsel.
(d) If the pretrial conference is conducted by agreement of the court and the litigants or their counsel, the pretrial conference may be held at any time and place in the judicial district which may be agreed upon.
(e) A defendant named in a complaint filed in any of the courts of this state who participates in a pretrial conference held pursuant to the provisions of this section or who avails himself or herself of any of the discovery procedures authorized under §§ 16-44-115 -- 16-44-120 shall not thereby be deemed or held to have entered his or her general appearance in the cause, nor to have waived his or her right, otherwise existing, to object to the sufficiency of any process or the service thereof, or the jurisdiction of the court over his or her person, or to any defect in the venue as laid in the cause.
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