Court Rules

Rule 34 - Continuances

Rule 34.3 - Application for Continuance - Juvenile Division

1. Applications for continuances and rulings thereon in all cases before the Juvenile Division shall comply with the following:

a. Applications shall be in writing and shall show good cause for granting a continuance.

1) the date the matter under consideration was initially filed,

2) the nature of the proceeding i.e. petition -abuse/neglect; petition - delinquency; motion to modify - status; motion for attorney's fee; disposition, etc,

3) the number of prior continuances requested, and on whose behalf the request(s) were filed; the place and duration of the juvenile's detention or current placement.

b. Applications shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the applicant setting forth the facts upon which the application is based, unless all other parties consent to the granting of the continuance in which case applicant shall submit an affidavit setting forth the fact of each party's consent.

c. Applications shall be filed and served no later than 12:00 Noon on the Wednesday of the week preceding the hearing date, except for cause arising thereafter which could not have been known or discovered in the exercise of reasonable diligence.

d. An order granting or denying the application shall be rendered, and attorneys shall be notified by the Judge/Commissioner's clerk of the ruling by phone, no later than 12:00 Noon on the Thursday before the trial date.
(Effective 10/29/89