1. That the parties be notified at the earliest possible time of a proposal to commence proceedings any time before 9:30am or to sit beyond 4:30pm.
  2. If possible, 24 hours' notice be given of a proposal for an early start date and notice of extended sitting hours be given no later than prior to the luncheon adjournment on the day it is proposed to sit the extended hours.
  3. In considering whether or not to set extended hours, it is relevant to consider the family or other carer responsibilities of practitioners.
  4. It is noted that these suggestions may not be appropriate for:
    1. Circuit sittings; and
    2. Duty lists.

The suggestions listed above are intended for guidance only.

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