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Respond to a Motion the Right Way

Respond To A Motion The Right Way

Motions help parties in a lawsuit communicate and move the case along. Explore practical strategies to use when responding to a motion.

Responding To A Motion To Dismiss

When you file a civil complaint, the defendant may move to dismiss your case. Learn the grounds for responding to a motion to dismiss.

All About Family Court Motions

Family court motions may be filed while a case is pending or after final judgment. Several types of motions can provide further relief.

What Is The Purpose Of A Motion?

You have two ways to communicate with the judge: by speaking during a hearing or trial, or by filing a motion to request an order.

Test Your Readiness For Court

In litigation, not all knowledge carries equal weight. What important legal concepts are you missing? Take this readiness test to find out.

Why Do Pro Se Litigants Lose So Often?

Pro se litigants are practicing law without a license, which is our right when we’re directly interested in a case. But it also means we lose, a lot.

You Too Can Write An Appellate Brief

To succeed in writing an initial appellate brief, you must persuade the Court that the case should be reversed. Here’s information to help you persuade.

Tell Me About Your Case

We keep our court cases secret from family and friends, so we’re isolated as self-represented litigants. Come tell me about your case.

Prophetic Genius Richard Zorza

By showing that the typical civil case involves a self-represented litigant, Richard Zorza becomes one of the Lawyers We Love the most.

The Tinley Park Squatter Is A Hero

The Tinley Park squatter played the system, but not as badly as the system has plagued her. She’s caring for family the best way she can.

The Pain Of Losing A Case On Appeal

Losing a case on appeal is painful. Your judge was either an idiot, or biased, or both. But appellate court judges should be better, right?