Notice of Motion


This template is a notice of motion that can be used to make a motion in federal district court case. It includes drafting notes. A notice of motion is a short document that provides notice to all litigants that you are seeking particular relief from a specific judge on a set date. Fed. R. Civ. P. 7(a). Consult the local rules and the judge's individual practice rules for additional requirements. For example, some districts provide specific notice forms that must be used. For a full listing of key content covering fundamental civil litigation tasks throughout a federal court litigation lifecycle, see Civil Litigation Fundamentals Resource Kit (Federal). For more on motion practice, see Motion Practice: Making and Opposing a Motion (Federal) and Motion Practice: Making and Opposing a Motion Checklist (Federal).