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A Statewide Practice
So, I'm a lawyer with a Statewide practice. My hometown, Columbia SC, is in the geographic center of the State. Most days the Statewide practice isn't that big a deal. However, today, I have to be in Georgetown by 9:30 AM. That means I have to be on the road by 6:30 AM. That just sucks, whine, whine, whine. I really wish they'd start their hearings just a bit later in the day.

Now, Tuesday next week is a nightmare. There are 46 Counties in SC each with its own "Court of Common Pleas (Civil Court)". Each court needs to sound it's non-jury docket periodically. Court Administration tells these Counties when they should be sounding their Non-Jury Dockets. Can someone please explain why Court Administration feels the need to tell 11 of the 46 Counties to sound their dockets at exactly the same day and time? I'm far from the only attorney with a Statewide practice. Therefore I can't be the only person showing up on 11 rosters at the same time? When this happens I have no choice but to request continuances from the Courts. Most of which are granted given the scheduling difficulties. Can no one in the illustrious department of Court Administration look at a calendar and figure out that if they spread these roster calls over the course of two months they are much more likely to move cases?

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regina_of_york From: regina_of_york Date: September 2nd, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man, that does suck. *sympathy*
peadarog From: peadarog Date: September 2nd, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is ridiculous! Just get a helicopter like all of those other rich lawyers. Or seven-league boots. That's what I'd do!
serscot From: serscot Date: September 3rd, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, the real kicker is that even if I had invented farcaster portals that allowed instanteous transport anywhere around the world I still couldn't cover 11 counties at the same time.

I'd be rolling in the dough because I had invented farcasters but still I'd have these damn rosters hanging over me as I wound up my legal practice.
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