17 CFR 10.41 - Prehearing conferences; procedural matters.
In any proceeding the Administrative Law Judge may direct that one or more conferences be held for the purpose of:
(a) Clarifying issues;
(b) Examining the possibility of obtaining stipulations, admissions of fact and of authenticity or contents of documents;
(c) Determining matters of which official notice may be taken;
(d) Discussing amendments to pleadings;
(e) Limiting the number of witnesses;
(f) Considering objections to the introduction of documentary evidence and the testimony of witnesses identified in prehearing materials filed or otherwise furnished by the parties pursuant to § 10.42;
(g) Discussing adoption of shortened procedures pursuant to § 10.92;
(h) Promoting a fair and expeditious hearing.