Motion or application

The legal way to ask the court to do something or to allow a party to do something. In the appellate court, motions are most commonly used to augment (add to) the record, and take judicial notice. The party opposing the motion can file an opposition within 15 days from the time the motion is filed unless another time period is ordered by the court. The motion is usually ruled on by a single judge. Applications are used for more routine things, like requests for extension of time to file a brief. (CRC rules 8.50, 8.60, 8.63)