[O] | WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DO NOT APPEAR AT THE HEARING?
If you do not appear at the time and place of the hearing, you must call the Judge's office immediately to explain why. If you do not contact the Judge's office, or if you do not have an adequate explanation for not attending the hearing, the Judge may decide against you in the case.
If you are late for the hearing, you should attempt to telephone the Judge at the hearing location and explain the problem. If you cannot reach the Judge at that location, call the Judge's secretary, who will attempt to communicate with the Judge.