Consumer Protection Law
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If you missed the pre-trial conference, the opposing party will ask the Court to issue a Default Judgment against you. Once you get the notice of Default Judgment from the Court, you need to file Motion to Vacate the Default Judgment and give the Court the reasons for not showing up for the hearing. Generally, the Court may grant your Motion and put the case back on the hearing calendar if there was a mix-up in your schedule; if you had an emergency that prevented you from showing up; if you received the notice of the hearing on the day of the hearing.
No, it is not worth it calling the Attorney. The Attorney is not responsible for scheduling of cases. The Clerk's Office is.
You need to contact the Clerk's office to find out the status of the case.