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USUAL CASE CAPTION. MAY USE "1ST PLAINTIFF/1ST DEFENDANT, ET AL." INCLUDE JUDGE'S INITIAL(S) AFTER CASE NUMBER. FOR CRIMINAL, USE THE SPECIFIC DEFENDANT'S NAME AND BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE DEFENDANT # IN THE CASE NUMBER, e.g. 07-cr-001-1-JD.

[SOME SAMPLE TITLES]
(PARTY'S) ASSENTED-TO MOTION TO/FOR (RELIEF)
(PARTY'S) MOTION TO/FOR (RELIEF) WITH MEMO
(PARTY'S) MOTION TO EXTEND TIME TO (DATE) TO (RELIEF)

TEXT OF MOTION

PRAYER FOR RELIEF

CONCURRENCE STATEMENT, LR 7.1(c)

Motion is dispositive; no concurrence has been sought.

- O R -

Despite good faith attempts (describe), I have been unable to contact (names), regarding concurrence.

- A N D / O R -

(Name(s)) has been contacted and has no objection to the relief sought.

- A N D / O R -

(Name(s)) has been contacted and will object to the relief sought.

- O R -

As this is an ex parte motion, concurrence was not sought nor a copy sent to opposing counsel.

MEMO STATEMENT, LR 7.1(a)(2)

Due to the nature of the motion, no memorandum is required.

- O R -

Memorandum is attached hereto.

USE THIS SPACE FOR STATEMENT RE NOTICE TO
CLIENT, IF CIVIL CONTINUANCE, LR 7.2(d)

I certify that my client, (name), has been notified of the filing of this motion to continue.

USE THIS SPACE FOR STATEMENT RE WAIVER OF SPEEDY TRIAL,
IF CRIMINAL CONTINUANCE, LCrR 12.1(c)

A waiver of speedy trial, signed by the defendant, is attached hereto.

CLOSING. Include line for original signature, attorney's name, bar number, mailing address, email address and phone number.

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE, LR 5.1(d), Fed. R. Civ. P. 5 or Fed. R. Crim. P. 49. Include date and manner of service and what and to whom (including address) sent/served. If CRIMINAL involving sentencing or a motion for departure, also send copy to Probation (LCrR 32.1(a) and (i)).

Sample offered for information only. Filings must be on 8 1/2 x 11" paper, font size no smaller than 10 cpi or 12 point, 1" margins, page-numbered bottom center, double spaced (except for quoted material, concurrence/memo statements, certificates of service), stapled but not permanently bound, may be top-punched.