Purpose of a motion

A motion is the procedure used to bring an issue in your case to the court’s attention and request a specific action. 

Parts of a motion

A motion is comprised of four parts, each serving a different purpose. You need to draft, file and serve all four parts.

  • Notice of Motion and Motion
  • Declaration In Support of Motion
  • Points & Authorities
  • Order After Hearing


There are many different types of motions. The information and law you include in your motion will depend on the facts and circumstances in your case. Therefore, each motion is unique. We have access to numerous print and electronic resources. Please visit one of our branches. We can assist you in researching the law to support your motion.


These are general examples. You will need to edit them and add information specific to your circumstances.

Motion Guides

Generic Sample Format