Brief Counsel for case conference. A Prosecution case conference summary is served on the accused. The accused then responds to that document. It is generally not as detailed a response as it would be to a Crown Opening. The case conference is to see whether there is room for negotiating a settlement of your case.
The case conference is heard in front of a Judge who generally does not know anything more about the matter than is contained in the prosecution case conference summary.
Case conferences are generally listed at 9 am or 9.30 am. The Court lists a number of them at the same time and generally they are all finished within an hour.