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This article is devoted to the analysis and formulation of requirements for judicial documents. The relevance of the stated topic is explained by the need to improve the communication process and improve the efficiency of justice. The most developed are the issues of requirements for judicial acts. At the same time, the requirements for other judicial documents - petitions, statements, written evidence are important. The most important are the requirements of legality, validity, motivation. However, we must not forget such requirements as completeness, consistency, literacy. As part of the general characteristics of judicial documents, attention was paid to the requirement of fairness and expediency. Close attention is paid to the language and style of court documents. The requirements for the form and content of court documents are formulated. The author comes to the conclusion that it is necessary to legislate the requirements for some varieties of judicial documents, just as the requirements for judicial acts are fixed.

About the authors

Svetlana V. Akhmetova

The Arbitration Court of the Krasnoyarsk Territory

Author for correspondence.
1, Lenin str., 660049, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

retired deputy chairman

Andrey N. Babenko

Third Arbitration Court of Appeal

9, Ave. Mira, 660049, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Doctor of Law, Professor, Judge


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