Motions

A motion is a formal request to a judge to make a ruling or take some other action during a lawsuit. A motion does not start a lawsuit, but rather brings a limited, contested issue in a case before the court for a decision. 

 

Motions made be in writing, or in person at a hearing with both sides present. Motion practice involves important rules regarding timing, notice and other matters directed by the Montana Rules of Civil Procedure.

Selected Statutes & Rules

 

Montana Code Annotated (MCA), Title 25. Civil Procedure

 

MCA Title 25, Ch. 19. Uniform District Court Rules

 

MCA Title 25, Ch. 20. Rules of Civil Procedure

 

District Court – Local Rules

 

Resources 
 
Instructions for Motions, approved by the Montana Supreme Court Commission on Self-Represented Litigants