GENERAL CIVIL CRIMINAL Decorum The Court makes every effort to treat all participants with respect and civility. Please do the same. Contact the Bailiff or Secretary with any questions. Continuances Reasonable continuance requests receive fair consideration. Please make requests as far ahead as possible and contact the opposing party before contacting the Court. The Court will respond to all requests as promptly and as courteously as possible. Motions & Briefs Motion hearings are held prior to actual trial dates. Pretrial/Status Conferences Please cooperate in the discovery process and work toward settlement whenever possible. Pretrial/Status Conferences Judge Hummer is willing to discuss cases in advance with the agreement of the prosecutor and the defense attorney. He will take the bench when a case is ready for disposition.