The Italian prime minister (photo) faces four trials, including one due to start on Saturday, and his lawyer said he would attend all hearings in his upcoming trials.
According to lawyer Niccolo Ghedini the Milan court has been asked to schedule hearings on Mondays alone.
Mr Ghedini said that the attendance of the prime minister at hearings on Mondays was “the utmost one could expect from a president” of the Italian council of ministers, according to Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper.
The prime minister’s lawyer added that in exceptional circumstances, Mr Berlusconi would also be willing to make himself available on Saturdays, if needed.
“The premier feels it is right that he should take to the stage in person to defend himself,” Mr Ghedini said,
He also explained that because of this the various hearings would need to coordinated in order to allow himself to attend.
Not obliged to turn up in court, so far Mr Berlusconi has only rarely appeared in person.
According to analysts, Mondays are often particularly busy days in the parliamentary calendar.
Accused of fraud and embezzlement over the acquisition of television rights involving one of his media companies, the Italian prime minister goes back on trial today. And Silvio Berlusconi is currently linked to three other trials.
The Italian PM denies all the allegations, arguing that the cases are politically motivated. He had his immunity from prosecution largely withdrawn in January.
In the trial starting today, it is claimed that with his son and others Mr Berlusconi overpaid for television rights, before avoiding paying tax on the transaction. The case is related to another fraud trial which began a week ago, also involving the prime minister.
In a third trial due to begin later this month, Mr Berlusconi is accused of bribery.
In the fourth trial, scheduled for next month, the 74-year-old Italian PM has been indicted for paying an underage prostitute for sex and abusing his powers.
Claiming he had been a defendant in more than 50 cases, Mr Berlusconi recently said that he had undergone more trials than anyone in the history of the universe.
He also revealed that because he feared he might be the target of wire tapping by prosecutors who have been investigating him, he had given up his mobile phone.
The prime minister’s popularity appears to have been eroded by these trials to come.
But despite his legal troubles and alleged scandals involving young women, Silvio Berlusconi seems to be gathering strength in parliament while a breakaway party set up to challenge his leadership has itself become disunited.