Today's crowded court dockets and delays often prevent cases from being reached until years after the action is filed. However, under some circumstances it may be possible to obtain a trial more quickly by a motion for preference on the tria lcalendar One of the best ways to secure a prompt hearing is in those jurisdictions which maintain a short cause calendar. If it appears that a trial will occupy only a short time, such as one or two hours, it can be placed on the short cause calendar, and it will be heard more speedily than if it were placed in order on the regular docket.
Frank G. Homan, Trial Calendar Preference, 12 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 504 (1963)