(b) Record with case protocol i. In all cases with an oral or written defence, the request for setting down for trial and judgment is made in accordance with article 174 of the Code of Civil Procedure (chapter C-25.01) using the form provided for that purpose.
ii. Grounds of defence: If the defence is oral, the grounds of defence must be stated in the case protocol.
iii. Date of hearing: If the defence is oral and the circumstances so justify, the judge may, on his or her own initiative and before the expiry of the time limit set in article 173 of the Code of Civil Procedure, exempt the parties from the obligation of filing a request for setting down for trial and judgment and proceed in accordance with paragraph a of this section.
iv. When the case is ready for trial, a party may convene the other parties before the Court to verify the status of the record. If it is complete and ready for trial, the judge may refer it to the clerk to set a date for the hearing.