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Motion Practice Resources

This LibGuide will help you find resources on motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss, and how to draft such motions in Minnesota.

Legal Encyclopedias

Legal encyclopedias can provide background information on specific motions. Our library has American Jurisprudence 2d in print in the reference collection (current through 2015) and on Westlaw, and Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS) on Westlaw.

Summary Judgment Guide

Summary Judgment: Federal Law and Practice is a comprehensive resource that has a step-by-step guide and information attorneys need to make effective use of summary judgment.  It is available on Westlaw with a current WL account.

Federal Practice Treatises

There are several treatises that cover practice in federal courts. A few are included here, but there are others that can be found through a search of the library catalog.

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules & Commentary available on Westlaw

Motion Practice Research Slides

Database Access Information

Some resources in this guide are Mitchell Hamline School of Law licensed databases. These are available to students, faculty, and staff either with a network login or individual password. Many of them are also available to the public from the computers in the library, as well as through computers signed into the school's wireless network.

Bloomberg Law, Westlaw Edge, and Lexis Advance are subscription services that require users to have individual accounts for access.

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Motions (Law) -- United States

Pre-trial procedure -- United States

Civil procedure -- United States

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