Any lawyer who does not appear for a scheduled court appearance will be put in a position to face civil sanctions if there was no just cause for their failure to show up. Lawyers who fail to meet their responsibilities to the courts will certainly face some sort of repercussion unless there is a valid reason for their inability to meet such obligations.
These regulations make sense – after all, there is an entire court room full of people – including the lawyer’s client – who are depending on the appearance of all pertinent parties. Failure to show up will cost everyone their time, not to mention the taxpayers money.
Unfortunately, it can be extremely challenging for lawyers to meet each and every responsibility when it comes to making court appearances considering how often their schedules become conflicted. They are often pulled in so many different directions that conflicts are … Read More