10
Mar
11

Secured Leave

What in the world is this?  Do attorneys have to get permission to take a vacation?  Not exactly, but getting your name on the calendar in advance is the best policy.  The courts have a system called “secure leave” in which an attorney gives 90 days notice to ALL of the counties where he or she has a case pending.  The notice, when properly filed, will excuse the attorney from appearing in any matter for that week of secure leave.  If you don’t have leave in place and you are supposed to be in court one day and you don’t have a valid reason (like being involved in a court proceeding that takes precedence), then you can find yourself in a spot of trouble.  This can happen especially if you have a matter that has been continued several times or needs to be heard before a particular judge.  I’ve seen the lack of secure leave sting someone before, so the heartache of filing the paperwork to guarantee a stress free week of vacation is worth it.

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