Motion forms can be found on many federal, state and local court websites, as well as legal self-help sites, such as MassLegalHelp. Motion forms are used when a party to litigation wants to request something from the court that is outside of the ordinary litigation process, explains FindLaw.
Motions are written requests to the court asking for an order, ruling or some kind of direction with regard to an issue in the litigation, notes FindLaw. Examples of common motions include motion to dismiss requesting the court completely drop the case, or motion for summary judgment requesting the court to declare a winner without having to litigate the case. Lawyers often use them as a strategic tactic while handing a case.