Requesting continuance for small claims appeal/trial de novo: Possible to ask for an earlier trial date?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

I received notice of a small claims appeal (trial de novo). I will be out of state on the date of the trial. Does the LASC ever accommodate requests to move the trial to an earlier date, rather than a later date?

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  1. Hillary Johns

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    Answered . They usually set it put later if you request a continuance. You can always ask to advance the trial date although the other side has the right to request another date.

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  2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

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    Answered . It is very unusual to advance a trial date, absent a stipulation of all parties. Most likely, the court will continue (postpone) the trial de novo date if you are not available on that date.

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more

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