Whether it is the heat or some other force working against the scheduling, it seems like almost every court appearance that I had scheduled for late-July is now being pushed off to the fall. I guess the post-Labor Day period is a better time to handle all of these issues.
It's not just adversaries who are moving cases back. I've even received calls directly from the courts themselves that the respective judges are going to be unavailable for personal matters and the cases need to be adjourned.
In the meantime, I'm left to explain to the clients why their case is being pushed back. Some of them understand, others are quite upset.
I guess the lesson to be learned is not to schedule cases for late July...