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Something’s Come Up: Getting a Trial Date Continuance

140044171“[T]he dates assigned for a trial are firm. All parties and their counsel must regard the date set for trial as certain.” Cal Rules of Ct 3.1332(a). But things come up, and attorneys sometimes need to request a continuance of the trial date. Here’s how it’s done.

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Going Ex Parte in 8 Steps

exparte_stk15700wbfWhen time is of the essence, you may need to apply to the court for an ex parte order instead of following the noticed motion procedure. These steps will get you on your way—and fast!