Forms are sample legal documents that attorneys use when writing contracts, pleadings, and other legal documents. In practice, most attorneys prefer to start with a form and adapt it to their own case rather than drafting each and every legal document they use from scratch.
Using standard forms instead of drafting an original legal document has several advantages:
At their worst, forms may be:
Above all, always keep in mind that forms are a starting point, not an ending point.
This guide was originally created by Caitlin Hunter in 2018 and is regularly updated by the library staff.