What Is a Motion Hour in Court System?

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Motion hour refers to the time during which a judge hears motions to be presented to the court. The particular time that motion hour is held is at the discretion of each court.

When motions are presented during this time, they are filed with a clerk and scheduled to be called during an upcoming court session. The motion hour is also the time for petitions to be heard to object to or suppress a motion. Rules for notification are dependent on the court involved, but a typical example would stipulate that all parties involved must be notified of a motion being filed via mail, at least three days prior to the motion hour.