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Forms & Sample Documents: General

General Forms Databases:

  • Nationwide in scope
  • Most draw from common-law concepts
  • May point to some state or federal-specific language
  • Serve as templates
  • Should be cross-checked against jurisdiction’s court rules, especially for litigation forms such as motions or complaints to ensure that formatting and language confirm to the court’s specifications. 

Bloomberg Law

Most form resources on Bloomberg Law are topic or jurisdiction specific.
There are several links that act as gateways to these resources which you may want to try:

Click on Transactional Intelligence Center, then on Search Precedent Database under Drafting Tools and then browse by Document Type or Transaction Type.

  • ALI-ABA Forms Library (broken into topic-specific databases)
  • Bloomberg BNA Sample Forms—takes you to list of forms organized by topic
  • Clause Database
  • Document Database—search by document type and key word
  • PLI Forms & Agreements—takes you to list of available forms

Practical Law

Search for Forms using the Resource Types tab, following the instructions given on the Overview page.

Lexis+

Click on Browse Sources and then select “Forms” at Content Type, then “Non-jurisdictional” as your jurisdiction. Add search terms in the “search sources” box to further narrow your search.

Some highlights

Westlaw

Under “Forms” link on the main Browse page: