LRSC 3. CONTINUANCE OF MEDIATION OR SMALL CLAIM TRIAL. The party requesting the continuance must contact the other party who must also agree to the continuance. Both parties must contact the court in person or by telephone. If one party will not agree to the continuance, the party seeking the continuance may make a written motion for continuance and set a hearing date prior to the scheduled mediation or trial date. The motion and notice of hearing must be served on the opposing party not less than five days prior to the date set for the motion to continue. At the hearing, the judge will determine whether the matter will be continued. If there are less than five days prior to the mediation or trial date to serve the opposing party, the party requesting the continuance may contact the court to explain the circumstances which require the mediation or trial to be continued. The matter may be continued by the court upon showing of good cause.
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