The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt has court dates on Monday and Friday this week. On Monday, he is the respondent in a no-contact order case in Illinois. On Friday, he is the petitioner in a peace order case here in Maryland.
Maryland Rule 3-510(d) states that “[u]nless impracticable, a party shall make a good faith effort to cause a trial or hearing subpoena to be served at least five days before the trial or hearing.” The word impracticable means not practicable, and Black’s Law Dictionary defines practicable as being able to be done. The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt could have asked for a subpoena and had me served in a timely manner. That was doable. He failed to act in a timely manner.
I also intend to provide coverage of Friday’s hearing.