(a) General Procedure. After a case is docketed, the clerk will forward it to a judge or magistrate judge for pretrial conferences, case supervision, and management as provided in Fed. R. Civ. P.16. In cases other than those identified in subsection (b) of this rule, the court will hold conferences and hearings and issue orders in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 16.
(b) Exempt Cases. Unless the court orders otherwise in a particular case, the following categories of actions are exempt from the requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(b):
In exempt cases, the court ordinarily will not issue scheduling orders, require compliance with the disclosure provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a), or require compliance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) relating to planning meetings between the parties.
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