Not the Same Old Complaint
David E. Sorkin
The John Marshall Law School
Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 83, p. 201, 1995
A complaint is the document that initiates a legal action by providing the defendant and the court with notice of the nature of the plaintiff's case. But an effective complaint also identifies the legal issues for the court, clarifies the facts and law for the plaintiff and his or her attorney, and sometimes even encourages the defendant to come forward with a settlement offer.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: legal writing, advocacy
JEL Classification: K41Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 5, 2008
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