76.0.4. At the case management conference, the tribunal may decide to hold a hearing of the parties, on the preliminary exceptions, or to hear the parties on the grounds of their defence, which are recorded in the minutes of the hearing. The tribunal may try the case immediately if the parties are ready to proceed, or postpone the hearing to another date set by the tribunal. It may also examine a draft agreement submitted to it under section 76.3.
Preliminary exceptions are presented and contested orally, but the tribunal may authorize the parties to submit the relevant evidence.