Training Guide

Preliminary Injunctions and TROs


Training Guide

Preliminary Injunctions and TROs

Motion Practice
Remote or in person

What’s Covered

  • Purpose procedures for preliminary injunctions and TROs 
  • Legal standard for injunctive relief 
  • Strategic considerations when moving for injunctive relief 
  • Expedited discovery 

Before the Session

Prepare the Attendees

Send the attendees an invitation for the session. Include this link, which has the videos and exercise they’ll need to prepare.

Prepare Yourself

Watch the videos and read the exercise so you’re familiar with the Hotshot material.

During the Session

 Part 1: Knowledge Check 

Ask attendees these questions to ensure they understand the topic: 

  • Why is a preliminary injunction considered extraordinary relief? 
  • What are the four factors a court will consider in a motion for injunctive relief? 
  • What moving papers to you submit along with your brief for a preliminary injunction? 
  • Why do you move for a TRO by order to show cause rather than by notice of motion? 
  • What is expedited discovery where does it fit in procedurally when moving for injunctive relief? 
Part 2: Group Exercise 
Lead a group discussion based on the exercise. To encourage collaboration, divide the attendees into groups to discuss the exercise, then have a representative from each group summarize their views to the larger group. Call on people to share their thoughts and ask others to respond. 
Tip for remote sessions: use your web conferencing system’s breakout room feature to divide people into groups. 
Part 3: War Stories and Firm Specifics 
Share your own experiences and guidance, including: 

  • Anecdotes and war stories (e.g., about a near-disaster or a tough negotiation) 
  • General practice tips (dos and don’ts) 
  • Firm-specific guidance and practices 

After the Session

 To continue their learning, attendees can check out related courses in Hotshot’s Motion Practice topic. 

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