(A) A judge or magistrate may refer any case to an alternative dispute resolution program.
(B) Civil Cases.
(1) Pretrial conferences will be held in accordance with Rule 16.1.
(2) A judge or magistrate may hold a case management conference for the purpose of setting time limits to join parties, amend pleadings, file motions, and perform discovery.
(C) Criminal Cases
A judge may schedule any criminal case for a pretrial conference. During the pretrial conference the court may establish a binding case management schedule.