Every Plagiarized Motion’s First Draft

Every motion you write as a young attorney first begins as a motion written in another case by an attorney you will never meet. If you don’t make your changes, the motion could end up making no sense.

PARTNER, PARTNER, & GUY WHO WAS DISBARRED

1234 Correct Address Way

Hometown, USA

Your Boss’s Name, #HisBarNumber

Former Attorney, #HerBarNumber

Your Name #DoubleCheckNumber

ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT?

 

FORMER PLAINTIFF v. FORMER DEFENDANT

DATE: 10/7/2004

The defendant, by and through her attorney, moves the court to amend his claims for damages against the Defendant, hereinafter Enron.

STATEMENT OF FACTS

Fearful of the Y2K catastrophe, Party A asked Party B for damages for lost wages. SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR CASE. The contract negotiations were halted by the Invasion of Kuwait.  SOMETHING IMPORTANT ABOUT YOUR CASE. The environmental consequences were highlighted after An Inconvenient Truth. GOOD FACT GOOD FACT GOOD FACT.

CASELAW

NO NEED TO READ THIS SECTION

NO NEED TO READ THIS SECTION

NO NEED TO READ THIS SECTION

ARGUMENT

GOOD FACT GOOD FACT GOOD FACT.  Something about something being outrageous.

The plaintiff respectfully requests relief as sought.

Respectfully submitted,

________________

Your Boss’s Name

4/17/1997

 

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Kate Currer is a writer, stand-up comic, and attorney. Her other work can be found at katecurrer.tumblr.com. Her shortest writings can be found on Twitter @KateCurrer.

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