Question from AD: How to write a proper Brief and Motion

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How to write a Motion and Brief in Support of your Motion

First and I cannot emphasize this enough–check the rules first and again when your brief and motion is done.  In every jurisdiction, there may be numerous sets of rules and laws that apply to Briefs and Motion.  Federal Court is easiest at maybe one or two sets of Rules.  Illinois State Court is a pain because there’s the Supreme Court Rules, the Illinois Rules of Civil Procedure the State legislature passes, then each County can have rules, and then each local court building can have rules, particular Divisions can have rules and of course each Judge can have rules on the judge’s website so you have to check everywhere before you file a motion.

The Motion is generally drafter after the Brief, and contains a short (2 to 3) page synopsis of your Brief, hitting all the most…

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