5.2 Continuances


(a) Attorney engaged - A party shall be entitled to a continuance on the ground that his attorney (who filed his trial appearance at the pretrial conference) is actually engaged in another trial or hearing, but only for the duration of the particular trial or hearing in which the attorney then is engaged. No trial will be continued a second time upon the motion of the same party on the ground of prior engagement of his attorney.

(b) Addition or substitution of attorneys - A continuance shall not be granted upon the ground of substitution or addition of attorneys.

(c) Motion not to be renewed - If a motion for a continuance is denied by a central assignment judge, it shall not be renewed before the trial judge.

[Adopted May 17, 1976, effective July 1, 1976.]