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continuance

US the postponement or adjournment of a legal proceeding
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The issue of trial continuances based on maternity leave is still heavily debated, drawing criticism from women and men alike.
In this case, upon review of the court orders, three continuances occurred.
is severely limiting the ability of a person to obtain such continuances.
In June, the RJAC voted against adopting a proposed judicial rule of procedure specifically granting continuances to lawyers who are expecting children by a vote of 23-15 (with one abstention).
The appellate court denounced the judge's ruling, finding it to be an abuse of discretion "in the most basic sense of that term." While the trial court has discretion to grant continuances, its ruling must have a lawful, cognizable basis, according to the court, and the judge cannot act on pure benevolence or compassion.
Making a recommendation on court continuances for family leave and dealing with a variety of lawyer referral issues will occupy the Bar Board of Governors at its July 27 meeting in Hollywood.
In response to a letter from the Supreme Court, the Bar's Rules of Judicial Administration Committee has again recommended against adopting a judicial rule of procedure for judges on granting continuances to lawyers who are expecting children.
The issue of parental leave first came up in the RJA Committee two years ago when one of its subcommittees proposed a rule requiring judges to grant continuances in cases in which the lawyers were expecting children.
A suggested new procedural rule favoring court continuances for parental leave should be accepted by the Supreme Court as a "report" from the Bar Board of Governors rather than an out-of-cycle rule amendment submission.
The issue of parental leave first came up in the RJAC almost two years ago when one of its subcommittees proposed a rule requiring judges to grant continuances in cases in which the lawyers were expecting children.
With a unanimous vote, a proposed procedural rule to allow attorneys to obtain three-month continuances for parental leave, as long as it does not cause "substantial prejudice" to opposing parties, has been approved by the Bar Board of Governors.