9045-2. Attendance at BDRP Conference.

(a) Counsel.
Counsel for each party who is primarily responsible for the Matter (or the party, where proceeding in pro se) shall personally attend the BDRP conference and any adjourned sessions of that conference. Counsel for each party shall come prepared to discuss all liability issues, all damage issues, and the position of the party relative to settlement, in detail and in good faith.
(b) Parties.
All individual parties, and representatives with authority to negotiate and to settle the Matter on behalf of parties other than individuals, shall personally attend the BDRP conference unless excused by the Resolution Advocate for cause.
(c) Telephonic Appearance.
A party or lawyer who is excused from appearing in person at the BDRP conference may be required to participate by telephone.