Counsel or any party without counsel shall be prepared and present themselves as ready in all cases set for trial or for pretrial on the date set unless,
on timely application and good cause shown, the cases are continued. Where application is made for the continuance of the trial of a case, such application
shall be made to the Court as soon as the need arises.
Comment: It is the policy of the Judicial Conference of the United States that last-minute settlements and continuances which result in
unnecessary juror fees and expenses be penalized by the assessment of costs against the responsible attorney or party. See also
January 01, 1992