Canon 21

RIGHT OF MEMBER TO CONTROL THE INCIDENTS OF THE TRIAL. A member must be allowed to judge as to incidental matters pending the trial, not affecting the merits of the cause, or working substantial prejudice to the rights of the client, such as forcing the opposite counsel to trial when he is under affliction or bereavement; forcing the trial on the particular day to the injury of the opposite counsel when no harm will result from a trial at a different time, agreeing to an extension of time for signing a bill of exceptions, cross interrogatories and the like. A member should not do anything repugnant to his own sense of honor and propriety.