Greetings. First, make sure that you show up at court every time you are scheduled. Go to calendar call and stand up when your attorney stands up to answer the calendar, so the judge knows you are there. Tell your attorney that you expect them to relay to the judge at calendar call how many times this matter has been continued.
Now, you also need to set a meeting with your attorney and ask to see any and all motions to continue. Ask your attorney how many of the continuances were their doing. Get clear answers for each. Sometimes we do have to continue a client’s case for a peremptory matter or a ex parte return hearing, but we always try to reset it immediately.
Finally, in Wake County the court docket can have a number of cases on it for any given week. Anything can happen…the first scheduled case can go all week or every case can settle and the last case on the docket can be heard. Make sure that your attorney is ready for court, has their trial notebook, and that you have practiced your testimony. If you are ready, and your attorney is ready, the more likely you are to be heard. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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