While it may be common practice for
sole practitioners and members of small firms to serve and file a "Notice of
Unavailability" to advise the court and interested parties of vacations,
illnesses or other reasons that affect availability, a recent ruling holds that
such documents are not "fileable" in either the Superior Court or Court of
Appeal under California Rules of Court.
Carl v. Superior Court (2007) 157
Cal. App. 4th