Rule 40 Continuance (a) Bench Trials. Once a trial date has been set, a continuance will be granted only upon written stipulation of the parties filed, or order of the Court upon showing of good cause. (b) Jury Trials. (1) Prior to or at the pre-trial conference, request for continuance shall be granted upon written stipulation of the parties filed, or upon order of the Court upon showing good cause. (2) After pre-trial conference, all requests for a continuance must be made in the form of a written motion and affidavit with reasonable notice provided to the opposing counsel and the Court. A continuance will be granted by the Court only upon showing of good cause. (c) In any case, continuances shall be granted for only so long as is necessary taking into account not only the request or consent of the parties, but also the public interest in prompt disposition of cases.
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