Course Description


Mendez, Julio/Johnson, Howard

Prerequisite: Family Law

A significant portion of the practice of Family Law involves “motion practice.” Motions are applications filed with the court seeking various forms of relief pendente lite (during litigation) and post-judgment (after litigation is completed). In this skills course we will focus on motion practice in the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey. The course components include interviewing/counseling clients, drafting pleadings, and oral argument on various family law issues including custody and parenting time, child support, spousal support (alimony), equitable distribution, discovery, enforcement of litigant’s rights, and others. This is a skills course in which students will be discussing issues, drafting pleadings, and presenting oral argument.