Pretrial motions – in the Civil Trials, the pre-trial motions usually seek the goal to secure the interests of the claimant in relation to the prospective claim. For example in some jurisdictions this could be the specific request made by the claimant towards the judge, to allow burdening the defendant’s assets to secure the outcome of the prospective claim is pre-trial action. Especially in cases where the main claim may not be submitted yet by the plaintiff. Somewhere called also “pretrial actions”
*Note that it is advisable to hire a lawyer who to represent you during court proceedings and to perform on your behalf all necessary pre-trial actions. Lawyers are qualified in Law and they know what legal actions should be performed in court to protect interests of their clients; as well to consult you on the possible and various court procedures and activities and to guide you through the whole process.