If you have a lawyer, you are not pro se, you are a represented individual. If the lawyer accepted the representation, it is incumbent on the lawyer to get the adjournment or be in Court as directed by the Court. Get a copy of the retainer agreement, and a copy of the Notice of Appearance to show the court you are represented. It is then up to the lawyer to deal with the Court in regards to the adjournment. Good luck.
This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship or constitute legal advice. Instead, given the nature of this website, it is provided solely for informational purposes, for you to use as a starting point when speaking directly with a lawyer in your State. Do not assume that the legal theories I mention that pertain to NJ will apply in your State. The laws of each State; and, the facts of each case are different, and it is therefore critical for you to consult with a lawyer admitted to practice law in your State before making any decisions on how to handle or dispose of your case.