Happy Friday from Avalon here at Law.com’s Bench Report. This week, we’re taking a look at storytelling. When you think of that word, you might think of fairy tales or your favorite fantasy novel. But Illinois Appellate Court justice–and author of 18 crime fiction books–shared with us why judges should employ storytelling in their opinion writing, and tips for how. 

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Justice David Ellis, an Illinois Appellate Court justice. Justice David Ellis, an Illinois Appellate Court justice who has written 18 crime fiction novels. (courtesy photo)

What Judges Can Learn From Fiction Writers

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