How long does it take to get to trial?

It depends. Some cases take longer than others. In addition, some cases are entitled to priority on the court calendar, such as when a plaintiff is over the age of 70, or when the case involves a claim for injunctive relief. Priority cases can push other cases to the rear of the line when it comes to waiting for a courtroom. In many cases, lawyers do not have control over the court docket, which can be very crowded.