The defense will likely not have had an opportunity to present the case to their committee that evaluates whether to offer money on a particular case. The defense lawyers will usually ask for some time to accomplish this.
The judge will then give the attorneys another date to return and report back to the court. At that time, the judge will want to know what the insurance company’s position is with regard to their settlement posture.
Are they willing to negotiate?
Is there money on the table?
Is this a no-pay case?
All of these things will determine what happens next. In all likelihood, if your case cannot be settled, the attorneys will be given a final date for jury selection.