I retired my lawyer to represent myself after the initial court date in September was continued to December. I found out my lawyer did not follow through with discovery. There are few pieces of evidence not submitted/discovered. I need to postpone court date further for more time to get myself up-to-date with my case, learn court procedures, and prepare for trial. I also need to reopen discovery so I can get a depo from plaintiff.
Per CCP code 2024.050, “...This motion shall be accompanied by a meet and confer...”. Can you elaborate why? Does the process of filing/granting said motion differ depending on whether opposing party agree or disagree with the request? Is court appearance required for this motion? Do I send a copy of filing to opposing attorney?