Q: Can a lawyer cancel a court date or is the judge the only one able to do so?
Family member had kids taken away by CPS, was given a court date of this coming Tues and then the other parents attorney cancelled the date according to the family member.
A: Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 247 generally provides: "No cause which has been set upon the trial docket of the court shall be taken from the trial docket for the date set except by  agreement of the parties or  for good cause upon motion and notice to the opposing party." So, unless there was an agreement between the parties or a written motion filed, one attorney cannot unilaterally "cancel" a trial date.
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