court's earliest available date to hear a motion to compel discovery is about three months away , and court clerk says they don't do ex part application of shortening time . The motion is not urgent to do ex parte , but waiting three months is just too long and delays subsequent litigations . Any options to do ? Shall it be made as ex parte motion 16 courts away but serve the motion today , which gave other party ample time to respond ?"16 courts" shall be "16 court days"