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Updated by Gill Defordby Jeffrey S. Gutman To a great extent, federal litigation practice is a motions practice. Facts are often not in dispute and plaintiffs seek judgment as a matter of law. In such cases, neither discovery nor settlement features prominently in the litigation strategy.
Rather, such cases are resolved through motions to dismiss or for summary judgment. Procedure on Motions A motion is a request for a court order. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7 b 1 requires that all motions, except those made at trial, be made in writing and state with particularity the grounds supporting the motion and the relief or order sought.
As discussed below, other rules set out specific requirements for particular kinds of motions. Typically, the motion is accompanied by a memorandum of law and a proposed order. When appropriate, you may establish facts in support of a motion by appending a declaration or an affidavit, which, in turn, may authenticate or explain attached documents or both.
All motions are to be signed in accordance with Rule Review your local rules with care and comply with all such certification requirements.
Local rules frequently also identify categories of information, such as social security numbers, names of children, dates of birth and identifiable financial data, which must not be filed electronically with the court. Ordinarily, such information must be redacted from public filings and, when necessary, filed under seal with the court.
Before filing a document with the court, review it carefully for confidential personal information and consult the local rules and experienced attorneys in your office regarding filing requirements.
Motions practice may also be governed by standing orders of the court. Standing orders may be issued by the particular judge hearing the case, or the court may issue specific scheduling orders pursuant to Rule 16 b.
Some courts use case management tracking systems based on the expected complexity of the case and direct cases into alternative dispute resolution procedures.
If you are new to the district in which you are practicing, consult with senior attorneys in your office for advice on the sources of local written litigation procedure as well as the unwritten local customs and practices that judges and opposing counsel expect you to follow.
The amount of factual detail and legal support necessary for a memorandum of law depends on the nature of the motion involved, the anticipated position of the opposing party, and the expectations of the court. Most memoranda include a brief introduction to familiarize the court with the case and the issues presented in the motion and follow with sections containing the pertinent facts, statutory framework, legal arguments, and the specific relief requested in the motion.
If you represent the moving party, do not forfeit the opportunity to file a reply brief. The reply can and should respond to the arguments made by the opposing party and identify the argument you have made that have gone unrefuted.
It is generally best not to introduce new arguments in the reply brief in support of the motion; doing so will likely result in a request to file a sur-reply which gives your opponent the last word.
The content of your briefs should be concise and persuasive; heated rhetoric is usually not effective. Unless your local practice provides otherwise, a motion should be accompanied by a proposed order granting the relief your client requests.
It should be cast in the present tense, so that the judge may execute the order in the presence of counsel at the time of presentation. A carefully considered and drafted proposed order may well be signed by a busy federal judge.
If you are seeking several forms of relief, set forth each request in a separately numbered paragraph. Do not assume that the judge will simply ignore your proposed order and craft her own.
Although there are differences of opinion about the importance of oral argument, the better practice is to request oral argument on any motion critical to your case. Similarly, if the judge assigned to your case is unfamiliar with or unsympathetic to the issues of legal aid clients, you may want an opportunity to answer any questions that the court may have or to persuade the court of the basis of the claims.
Check your local rules or consult with those knowledgeable about unwritten practices to see what steps are necessary to request oral argument on a motion.
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In any legislative or judicial proceeding or in any other. Updated by Gill Deford, by Jeffrey S. Gutman. To a great extent, federal litigation practice is a motions practice. Legal aid attorneys often challenge agency regulations or practices on constitutional or statutory grounds or both.
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