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§ 7B‑1108.1.  Pretrialhearing.

(a)        The court shallconduct a pretrial hearing. However, the court may combine the pretrial hearingwith the adjudicatory hearing on termination in which case no separate pretrialhearing order is required. At the pretrial hearing, the court shall considerthe following:

(1)        Retention or releaseof provisional counsel.

(2)        Whether a guardianad litem should be appointed for the juvenile, if not previously appointed.

(3)        Whether all summons,service of process, and notice requirements have been met.

(4)        Any pretrialmotions.

(5)        Any issues raised byany responsive pleading, including any affirmative defenses.

(6)        Any other issuewhich can be properly addressed as a preliminary matter.

(b)        Written notice ofthe pretrial hearing shall be in accordance with G.S. 7B‑1106 and G.S. 7B‑1106.1. (2009‑311,s. 13.)