Sample motion for leave to amend a pleading in California
This sample motion for leave to amend a pleading in California is made pursuant to sections 473(a) and 576 of the Code of Civil Procedure and can be used to request leave to amend an answer, complaint or cross-complaint. The sample motion has been revised and updated in December 2016 and includes brief instructions, a memorandum of points and authorities with citations to case law and statutory authority, a sample declaration and proof of service by mail. The author is a freelance paralegal that has worked in California and Federal litigation since 1995. Note that the author is NOT an attorney and no guarantee or warranty is provided.