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Parties without an attorney usually have to check with the Court Clerk to get a hearing date for a motion. Once the Clerk give you a date, you have to serve and file the motion with a proof of service showing it was served on the opposing party or opposing attorney. Motions are usually calendared a little over a month in advance to allow time for service by mail, see CCP § 1005 for the notice requirements.
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