Trial management conferences are formal conversations about approaching trials. They are required for all cases. Trial management conferences are set by the Judicial Secretary, not by the Clerk's office.
Attorneys may request early settings of trial managements, that is, even before the case has been scheduled for trial management in the normal course of events by the Judicial Secretary. The local rules of Fourth Circuit Court set out the formal mechanics of trial management conferences. There are standing form orders for trial managements typical in a pre-divorce trial management.
Only the Judge or the Judicial Secretary can reschedule a trial management conference.