Should a lawyer be granted a continuance of a trial because his wife is expecting a baby?
Unfortunately, some lawyers didn’t think so, and the expectant father was required to make a motion to federal court to adjourn a trial. The Court, much to its credit, granted the adjournment with a dose of reality, morality and compassion rarely seen. Read the decision here. Read the decision here.
Bottom line– we are all part of the human condition, even if we are litigators.