(a) The court may set a scheduling and preliminary pretrial conference in adversary proceedings.
(b) Unless the court orders otherwise, trial counsel for each represented party, and all unrepresented parties, personally shall attend the scheduling and preliminary pretrial conference and be sufficiently familiar with the proceeding to discuss:
(1) scheduling and other matters related to trial preparation;
(2) the issues presented by and present status of the proceeding; and
(3) the possibility of settlement.
(c) Following the conference the court shall issue a scheduling order.
(d) Motions to continue trials shall comply with Local Rule 9014-3.