About This Course
This CLE presentation is primarily focused on Civil and Special Civil motion practice for attorneys beginning in these areas. We will focus on the three most common types of motions, Summary Judgment Motions, Various Discovery Motions, Motions to dismiss/Post judgment motions.
Implementing a motion practice strategy is the second phase of preparing your trial notebook (the First being a Discovery Plan). The motion practice strategy provides the attorney with the direction and purpose of the case. It tests the strengths and weaknesses inherent in your claims or defenses. And most importantly it begins to educate the Judge(s) on the specific nuances of the case providing invaluable feedback from the bench for you and your client. A well prepared strategy to implement effective motions gives the attorney much more likelihood to either settle the case or successfully litigate the case.
I will share my experience as well as provide tips on how to become more proficient at motion drafting and responding to motions.