General motion practice is governed by MCR 2.119 and LCR 2.119. Procedure may vary by judge. It is recommended that you contact the chambers of the assigned judge with specific questions. Some judges may have posted procedures.
MCR 2.119(A)(2) requires that a brief accompany any motion presenting an issue of law. An original and judge's copy of the motion, and the brief, must be filed with the court. Motions and responses must be filed on the opposing party as required by MCR 2.119(C).
In addition, the moving party must file a certified praecipe as required by LCR 2.119(B) at least seven days prior to the hearing or as ordered by the Court.