Skip to content Skip to navigation menu
Your browser is not supported by this site.
Please update to the latest version, or use a different browser for the best experience.

Thomson Reuters Westlaw
The world's most preferred online legal research platform

Start a free trial

Pleadings, Motions, and Memoranda

Add new perspective, ideas, and approaches to your case preparation with court documents from across the country – available on Westlaw.

Develop winning pleading and motion strategies and arguments by studying the pleadings, motions, supporting memoranda, and jury instructions filed in similar cases. The Pleadings, Motions, and Memoranda collection on Westlaw includes actual filings from state trial courts, U.S. district courts, and federal bankruptcy courts across the United States.

With Pleadings, Motions, and Memoranda on Westlaw you can:

  • Learn which arguments have prevailed, how they were structured, and the facts you need to prove
  • Gain a competitive edge by identifying actions the opposition might take
  • Quickly identify other content related to a case, such as dockets, appellate briefs, and additional pleadings, motions, and memoranda
  • Better understand appellate opinions by reviewing underlying facts

How it works:

Overview of Pleadings, Motions, and Memoranda (1:40)

Start your FREE trial of Westlaw today

Find and learn from cases similar to your own, with everything from motions and pleadings to jury instruction filings and more.

Free trial

Related Westlaw products:


The world’s largest online legal brief bank for litigators.

See all Westlaw content

Trial Court Orders

Use the full text of a judge's orders to develop winning strategies.


Get court docket materials without leaving your desk.

Related articles and insights

Start your legal research with WestSearch.

Start your legal research with WestSearch

Learn how to find the most relevant research results with WestSearch on Westlaw.

Feel confident your legal research is complete

Feel confident that your legal research is complete

Ask yourself these four questions to finish your legal research quickly and confidently.

Tools to build a winning brief

New Secondary Sources Experience on Westlaw

Start stronger and finish faster with the new Westlaw secondary sources enhancements.