Civil Lawsuit Basics: How to Make and Oppose Motions (Torrance)

Thursday, February 13, 2020:  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A motion is how you request that a court order someone to do something in your lawsuit. Motions are made to obtain many types of orders: to postpone a trial to a later date, to modify an order for child support, to get a judgment without going to trial, to get a rehearing or a new trial, or for sanctions when a party breaks the rules (just to name a few). A motion for any of these orders can have a huge impact on your case. This class is intended to give an overview of how motions work in California state court and the rules of procedure that apply to making, filing, serving and opposing motions.

Class covers:

  • What a motion is and why law and motion practice is an important part of your case
  • When a motion is appropriate
  • What is included in a motion
  • How to get a motion on calendar and rules regarding service, filing and proper notice
  • Requirements for "ex parte" emergency and oral motions, and when each of these is appropriate

Presented by: Seth Davidson

Torrance Courthouse, 1st Floor
825 Maple Street, Room 110
Torrance, CA 90503   (424)201-0748

Registration fee: $20
Non-refundable, payment reserves spot
Free parking in the Torrance Civic Center parking lot. Walk-ins welcome!
Forms of payment accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX (no checks or cash please!)

Class approved for Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education (CIMCE) credit.

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