DRAFTING READABLE PETITIONS FOR COURT REVIEW
By Carmen Alberio*
I. IN A NUTSHELL
Writing a petition that can be read and understood quickly by the judge and court personnel while still providing the requisite information is easy to do. In order to accomplish this goal, however, the advocate must remember certain essentials when drafting documents for court review. The writer should remember that the reader or readers are pressed for time, that run-on sentences are boring, and that the point of the story can be told succinctly.