A motion is a request made by a party to the Tribunal to make a decision on a preliminary or procedural issue. A motion can be presented at any time during an existing proceeding. In a motion, the party filing the motion is the moving party and the other parties are the responding parties.


  • Common examples of requests made by motion include:
  • Requesting a temporary order,
  • Determining the manner in which to serve documents,
  • Challenging the jurisdiction (or authority) of the Tribunal to hear the matter,
  • Requesting a change in the location of the hearing,
  • Requesting an adjournment of the hearing date, or
  • Requesting a change in the timeframes specified under the Rules of Procedure.