Article 78 Petitions
The most common avenue to obtain court intervention is an Article 78 proceeding. See New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, Article 78.
Pursuant to CPLR 3013 and 3014, a Petition should allege facts in numbered paragraphs. Petitions should be filed with an accompanying Memorandum of Law which lays out legal argument. Sample Petitions that are not formatted in accordance with CPLR 3013 and 3014 are included for substantive legal arguments only and should not be used as a model petition.