Legal Topics Public Law

How to Prepare a Writ Petition for Superior Court

Regardless of whether you go with the noticed motion procedure or the alternative writ procedure, when initiating a writ proceeding in superior court you start with a writ petition. Here’s how you draft one.

Appeals/Post-Trial Matters Litigation Strategy Pretrial Matters

When the Judge Won’t Budge

164569828You’ve tried to disqualify the judge in your case, but the judge won’t budge. What do you do? In California, you file a writ petition.

Civil Litigation Legal Topics Litigation Strategy Pretrial Matters

Should I Go for (Wr)it by Noticed Motion or Alternative Writ Procedure?

When you want to challenge an action or decision by a nonjudicial body, such as a governing board, an administrative agency, or a public official, you need to file a writ in superior court. You have two procedural options for getting this process going: noticed motion and alternative writ. Ultimately, these two procedures are simply two different routes to the same goal—obtaining a hearing on the merits of the writ petition—but each procedure has its particular advantages and disadvantages.