a. Notice. In a county where an arraignment is not held as provided in Rule 14.1 (d), if an indictment is returned the defendant shall be brought before a magistrate who shall:
(1) Enter a plea of not guilty for the defendant and prepare and provide the defendant and defendant's counsel with a notice specifying that a plea of not guilty has been entered.
(2) Set the date for the trial or pretrial conference.
(3) Advise the parties in writing of the dates set for further proceedings and other important deadlines.
(4) Advise the defendant of the defendant's right to be present at all future proceedings, that any proceeding may be held in the defendant's absence and that the defendant may be charged with an offense and a warrant may be issued for defendant's arrest.
(5) Advise the defendant of the right to jury trial, if applicable.
b. Form of Notice. Notice to the defendant as provided in Rule 12.10(a) shall be in writing and signed by the defendant and defendant's counsel.