A telephonic status conference was held this afternoon at 4:00 PM in JQC v. Hawkins.
Here’s the update:
The JQC is standing on its Notice of Formal Charges, offering no amendments at this time.
Trial will be in the Broward County Courthouse either January 7th-8th, the week of January 20th, or February 13th-14th.
The litigants are available those days, but witnesses and JQC Commissioners need to be coordinated. The JQC currently has a regularly scheduled meeting January 9th and 10th, possibly complicating a trial shortly after the New Year.
Witness Lists and exhibits from both sides are due December 2nd, with a twenty day window following for objections, etc.
Hawkins’ attorney David Bogenschutz anticipates “probably” asking for more than the usually allowed three character witness, while acknowledging the number of character witnesses at some point becomes “superfluous“.
The JQC website, linked above, should update shortly …