603-16 Continuance of hearing or trial. If the judge of any circuit court, or any other circuit judge authorized to preside in the circuit, fails to attend any trial or hearing at the time appointed, a clerk thereof shall continue any case or matter then before the court for trial or hearing, from time to time, until the attendance of one of the circuit judges; but no such continuance shall be for a longer period than seven days, except as otherwise ordered by the court. [L 1892, c 57, 46; RL 1925, 2255; RL 1935, 3652; RL 1945, 9644; am L 1947, c 220, 1; RL 1955, 215-14; HRS 603-16; am L 1972, c 88, 3(h)]



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