William M. Windsor is not an attorney, so he cannot give legal advice.
Windsor has represented himself in federal court for five years, and he has filed all types of motions.
A variety of motions are provided here:
28 U.S.C. 144 Certificate — I used this when filing a 28 U.S.C. 144 motion for recusal of the judge.
Motion for Conference — This should minimize the ability of the judge to complain if you do anything wrong. I continually ask for conferences. In federal court, I have found that you are unlikely to get one.
Motion for Hearing — I ask for hearings all the time. In federal court, I have discovered that you are unlikely to get hearings.
Motion for Protective Order — After receiving discovery requests, this is the type of motion that all attorneys file for protection.
Motion for Stay by Non-Party — My wife got pulled into a lawsuit in some manner as a non-party, and she needed to appeal and seek a stay. This is a motion that has been used for that purpose.
Motion for Subpoenas — Pro Se parties do not have the power to subpoena witnesses, so I had to ask the judge to authorize the Clerk of the Court to issue Subpoenas for me.
Notice of Filing — The Clerk of the Court may require filing a Notice of Filing with each motion, response, reply, etc. that you file. I have found this varies, so I always ask the Clerk.
Request for Specific Approval — The judges have interfered with allowing me to file motions. They required that I file a “Request for Approval” to file.
Verified Complaint — This appears to be a good format.