"Is working the case behind the scenes so that attorneys know what is going to happen before they ever get into court ok?"
I cannot speak to all of the things you talk about, but this particular question you post speaks of a thing called case management, which is something that goes on all across the state. It is where the judge, the DA's office and the attorneys meet to see if there is an amicable arrangement that can be made to mete out justice. This is a way that helps to free up time in the courts and this in turn cuts down the cost to the taxpayer.
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