Drafting Motions: A Guide for Paralegals


Re-Broadcast on September 7, 2016

This course will give you step-by-step instruction on the motions process- from setting up the motion to filing and servicing. With sample case studies and real-life examples, a paralegal will learn how to effectively structure accurate motions.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Motion Drafting and Structure
  • Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Motions in Support vs. Motions in Opposition
  • Opposition, Affidavits, Memorandums and Orders
  • Filing and Servicing

Date / Time: September 7, 2016

  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

Choose a format:

  • Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
  • On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date.



JeffreySHunter_1Jeffrey S. Hunter, Esq.

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Professional Liability Litigation
Commercial and Business Litigation
Accident and Personal Injury Litigation

Results Achieved for Clients
Received a defense verdict in a product liability claim case arising out of a propane-fueled fire in the Plaintiff’s trailer home. This case was recognized in the State Bar magazine, Arizona Attorney, as “Significant Defense Verdicts.”

Obtained a defense verdict in a personal injury case on behalf of a behavioral healthcare facility.

Contributor, “ALFA 50-State Healthcare Compendium,” 2014

“A Paralegal’s Guide to Drafting Motions,” Institute for Paralegal Education, June 2015 (updated)

“Legal Malpractice – Emerging Trends and Hot Topics,” ALFA International Professional Liability Webinar, January 2015

“A Paralegal’s Guide to Drafting Motions,” Institute for Paralegal Education, December 2013

“A Paralegal’s Guide to Pleadings, Motions, Discovery Requests and Briefs,” National Business Institute, April 2013

“Interacting with Your Attorney: Why Do We Do It?” Arizona Court Reporters Association, 2013 Midyear Seminar, April 2013

“Medical Malpractice: Keys to Pretrial Success,” National Business Institute, April 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute
Commercial Law League of America
State Bar of Arizona
The Florida Bar

Bar Admissions
Florida, 1992
Arizona, 2007

Syracuse University (J.D., 1992)
Kansas State University (M.S., 1989)
University of Michigan (B.S., 1987)

myLawCLE does not seek approval for all Paralegal Training courses with individual State Bars. However, myLawCLE does seek approval for such courses with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).

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Section I. Motion to Compel

Section II. Motion to Dismiss

Section III. Motion for Definite Statement

Section IV. Motions in Limine

Section V. Motion for Summary Judgment

Section VI. Motion to Bifurcate

Section VII. Affidavits

Section VIII. Setting up the Motion

Section IX. Motion Practice

Section X. The Order