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A case management hearing generally is about setting dates and looking at the issues to be decided. If you do not show up it is with the court's power to find against you. If you have a good reason for not showing up you should at least call the clerk in the morning explain the situation. Some judges will order a reschedule of the hearing.
If an attorney is required then you might indicate you have not been successful in engaging an attorney. This might be sufficient to get the court to reschedule the proceedings once. If possible you should show up and ask for an extension of time to obtain counsel.
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You can ask for a transfer to NJ. The rules provide that a complaint may be filed in the court where the transaction took place, or where the defendant lives. It is likely any request for transfer would be turned down. In addition you still have the same problem, only motions from an attorney will be considered. You cannot submit you own motion.
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