Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Yesterday Friday evening i was called by the clerk of court saying i had a court date on Monday June 24th. they said they messed up and had told me all week i did not have court. The clerk of court actually prommised i did not have court on Monday, and still is upset that a court date was set after she told me there was none. the case on monday is to try to get a summary judgement and not allow me to have a jury trial set for Oct. with this short notice by the court i have nonthing ready for court nor do i have a attorney, Whats the options i have
Hi,My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.If there is a hearing scheduled for Monday, unfortunately, you are required to attend. If you don't go, the judge will enter judgment against you and you won't be able to object. What you can do is request a continuance, explaining that you were informed that the hearing had been canceled and did not know that it was going forward until Friday evening, when it was too late to prepare. You may be able to get another week or two. If you have anything in writing showing that you were told there was no hearing, that will help.With that said, there is no guarantee that the judge will grant your request. That means that the other option is to prepare as best you can. Review the documents filed by the other party and prepare your arguments. If this is a summary judgment motion, and you have evidence showing disputed facts, bring it. Bring your response to the motion and anything else you have to support your case, just in case the judge requires you to go forward.If you have any questions or concerns about what I've written, please reply so that I may address them. It's important to me that you are 100% satisfied with the service I provide. Otherwise, please rate my service positively so that I get credit for answering your question. Thank you.
So I could not appeal the decision if its ruled against me
Even if the clerk of court told me all week I did not have court. I ask again on thursday evening before I left out of town they assured me no court. Then late friday they called back to say it was added on friday. So I can't be ready or have my case ready . Is there nonthing else I can do