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Learn to craft clear, concise, and compelling motions that advance your case and get you noticed.


Welcome to Motions! Here, we’ll study what motions are and how they might affect your litigation strategy. We’ll also share five tips to help you produce winning motions.

So, what’s a motion? According to Black’s Law Dictionary, a motion is, quote, “[a] written or oral application requesting a court to make a specified ruling or order.” Unquote.  We’ll focus on written motions at the trial-court level.

Motions differ greatly from pleadings. Pleadings establish the case and frame the...