Question on Using a Motion as a Writing Sample

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Question on Using a Motion as a Writing Sample

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:07 pm

Planning on using a motion I wrote for my clinic last semester. Do I have to include the formal "Plaintiff v. Defendant; docket no. xx-yyyy" heading on the writing sample like it was being submitted to court or can I just write "Motion to Dismiss" on the top?

Asking because submitting with the formal heading would require me to ask my clinic professor for the heading and I would rather submit ASAP.

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Re: Question on Using a Motion as a Writing Sample

Postby BVest » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Planning on using a motion I wrote for my clinic last semester. Do I have to include the formal "Plaintiff v. Defendant; docket no. xx-yyyy" heading on the writing sample like it was being submitted to court or can I just write "Motion to Dismiss" on the top?

Asking because submitting with the formal heading would require me to ask my clinic professor for the heading and I would rather submit ASAP.


I don't think you need it. I simply include my name and "Writing Sample – Brief Argument for [type of case] Appeal"
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Re: Question on Using a Motion as a Writing Sample

Postby deuceindc » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Planning on using a motion I wrote for my clinic last semester. Do I have to include the formal "Plaintiff v. Defendant; docket no. xx-yyyy" heading on the writing sample like it was being submitted to court or can I just write "Motion to Dismiss" on the top?

Asking because submitting with the formal heading would require me to ask my clinic professor for the heading and I would rather submit ASAP.


I'd put that info in the writing sample's cover page.



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