Motions Practice for Juvenile Court


Motions Practice for Juvenile Court

Presenter:  Susan L. Kay, Esq. Associate Dean for Experiential Education, Clinical Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

This training will review the types of motions that are filed most frequently in Juvenile Court in Tennessee, how to draft motions and memoranda for court, and how to effectively present during a hearing on a motion. 
This course has been approved for 1.0 hour of general CLE. 
Distance Learning courses require that the participant complete the registration and training pre-test, view the video presentation in its entirety, and then complete the post-test and CLE request form.
  • Partial credit is not given for distance learning courses
  • An attorney may take each course only one time for CLE credit.

To continue, complete the registration form below, answer the pre-test questions and click on "SUBMIT".  You will be directed to the video presentation.

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Please provide the appropriate answer to the following questions.


1. Which of the following is NOT one of Lewis Rice's five tips for motions practice?

2. Professor Kay instructs that motions should be written in an active voice.  Label the following sentences as active or passive.

a. A voice was heard.

b. John heard a voice.

3. Fill inthe blank: 

A motion in ____________ is a motion filed by a party asking the court for an order or ruling limiting or preventing certain evidence from being presented by the other side at the trial of the case.  It is usually filed before trial.