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Your best option would be to have the lawyer file for continuance as it is likely to be granted since they were recently hired.
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I think that a lawyer can get this matter reset without you being present.
Get the case number XXXXX court here and draft your own setting out your reasons and file it with court.
Comes now .............................., as Defendants and would move to continue the current trial setting of ..................................................., 2011 and as grounds therefore would aver as follows:
Wherefore premises Defendant/Petitioner (not sure who filed) prays that this matter be continued and for such other and further relief to which they may be entitled.
Your name, Defendant/Plainitff
Something leike this if you have to do it yourself.
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