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Using Forms Databases

General searches of forms databases are usually not the best place to start, because you may pull up results that are irrelevant or misleading (e.g. attorney fee forms for family court or Arkansas state court when you are in federal civil court.)

Also, you may miss important guidance on the underlying law and how to adapt the form.

However, forms databases can be a good fit if you are:

  • Comfortable with the underlying law and just want to find a variety of forms quickly.
  • Struggling to find forms and want to find forms buried in manuals or chapters you would otherwise have skipped.
  • Using a narrow, practice oriented database like DealMaker Documents, PLI, or Lexis Practice Advisor.

Multi-jurisdictional Forms Databases

California Specific Forms Databases