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LEGAL FORMS and FORMBOOKS


This guide includes the most popular sources of legal forms in the Law Library. There are three major sections to the guide: General Formbooks, Specialized Areas of Practice, and Louisiana Forms.

You can locate additional materials by searching the Library's online catalog at http://lawcat.loyno.edu.

Many of these forms are available electronically on Westlaw and Lexis which are restricted to students, faculty and others with passwords.  You can also find legal forms on Justia.com and other, reliable websites for free or at a minimal charge.

I. GENERAL FORMBOOKS

LITIGATION
American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms Annotated. West Group. Location: Reference KF 8836 .A45. Comprehensive set organized by subject area. Covers state and federal, civil and criminal. Annotated with brief commentary, practice aids and research references. Updated periodically.

Bender's Federal Practice Forms. Matthew Bender. Location: Stacks KF 8836 .F78. Companion set to Moore's Federal Practice, organized by rules of procedure. Covers civil, criminal and specialized courts (bankruptcy, admiralty and tax). Annotated with brief commentary on rules and research references. Updated periodically.

Bender's Forms of Discovery. Matthew Bender. Location: Stacks KF 8900 .A3 B4. Extensive set of interrogatory forms with commentary, organized by subject of action. Includes discussion of other types of pretrial discovery. Covers civil and criminal; federal with some coverage of state matters. Updated periodically.

Pattern Jury Instructions (Civil Cases), prepared by the Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, District Judges Association, Fifth Circuit. West Publishing, 2009. Location: Stacks KF 8984 .A65 P38.

Pattern Jury Instructions (Criminal Cases), prepared by the Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, District Judges Association, Fifth Circuit. West Publishing, 2001. Location: Stacks KF 9682 .A65 P39.

West's Federal Forms. West Publishing. Location: Stacks KF 8836 .W53. Companion set to Federal Practice and Procedure ("Wright & Miller"), organized by court and by procedural rule. Covers civil, criminal and specialized courts (bankruptcy, admiralty and tax). Annotated with commentary, explanatory material, and research references. Updated annually.

TRANSACTIONAL
American Jurisprudence Legal Forms 2nd. West Group. Location: Reference KF 170 .A542. Comprehensive set of legal and business forms, organized by subject. Includes separate tax guide. Annotated with commentary, practice aids and research references. Updated semiannually.

Basic Legal Forms, With Commentary (2nd ed.) with CD. West Group. Location: CD & Reference KF 170. H9 2002. Two-volume looseleaf set of general legal and business forms, organized by type of transaction. Annotated with brief commentary. Updated semiannually.

More Everyday Legal Forms (2nd ed.). Oceana Publications. Location: Reference KF 170 .J37 2001. Basic legal forms for the lay person.

Nichols Cyclopedia of Legal Forms Annotated. West Group. Location: Reference KF 170 .N5.
Extensive collection of legal and business forms, organized by subject. Annotated with tax analysis, commentary, practice aids and research references. Updated annually.

West's Legal Forms. West Group. Location: Reference KF 170 .W4. Practice-oriented set of legal and business forms, organized by subject. Annotated with commentary and analysis, practice aids, and research references. Updated semiannually.


II. SPECIALIZED AREAS of PRACTICE

Admiralty: Benedict on Admiralty (7th ed.). Matthew Bender. Location: Stacks KF 1104 .B4 1950.

Bankruptcy: Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide. Matthew Bender. Location: Stacks KF 1524 .C63.  (Companion set to Collier on Bankruptcy.)

Contracts: Williston on Contracts (4th ed.) with CD & separate forms volumes. West Group. Location: CD & Stacks KF 801.W53 1990.

Corporations: Fletcher Corporation Forms, Annotated (4th ed.). West Group. Location: Stacks KF 1411 .F55 1972.

Family: The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice (3rd ed.) with CD, by Larry Rice.  American Bar Association. Location: CD & Stacks KF 533.5 .R52 2005.

Child Custody & Visitation Law and Practice.  Matthew Bender.  Location:  Stacks KF 547 .C47 1983.
 

Immigration: The AILA Litigation Toolbox with CD. American Immigration Lawyers Association. Location: CD & Stacks KF 4819.3 .A355 2001.
 
Immigration Law and Procedure,  by Gordon and Mailman.  Matthew Bender.  Location: Stacks KF 4819 .G6.

Insurance: Couch on Insurance 3d. West Group. Location: Stacks KF 1159.3 .C62 1995.

Wills & Estates: Page on the Law of Wills, accompanied by Anderson’s Estate Planning  Forms & Clauses on CD. Anderson Publishing. Location: CD & Stacks KF 755 .P34.

Tax: Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions. Dept. of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. Location: current copies on Reserve KF 6366 .U5. Also available on forms and publications page of the IRS web site (http://www.irs.gov) and in the looseleaf tax services, which are located in the Library Stacks under KF6285.


III. LOUISIANA FORMS

The Louisiana Statutes Annotated contain a variety of forms. Multiple copies of the LSAs are located throughout the Library.

LITIGATION
Criminal:
Louisiana Criminal Trial Practice Formulary (2nd ed.) with CD, by Schlosser. Harrison Co. Location: CD & Reserve & Reference & Stacks & Faculty KFL 579 .A65 B47 2000.
 
Criminal Jury Instructions and Procedures (2nd ed.)  with CD, by Joseph and Lamonica. Thomson/West. Location: CD & Reference & Reserve & Stacks & Faculty KFL 583 .J67 2003.

Civil & Criminal:
Louisiana Formulary Annotated : a pleading and practice guide for the Louisiana bench and bar (3rd ed.), prepared by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Location: Reserve & Reference: KFL 530 .A65 L68 1970.

Civil:
Civil Procedure, by Plotkin.  Thomson/West.  Location: Reserve & Reference & Faculty  KFL 530 .P582.

Louisiana Civil Practice Forms with CD, by Kohn and Pelié. Thomson/West. Location: CD & Reserve & Reference KFL 530 .A65 K64.
 
Louisiana Civil Pretrial Procedure, by Tobias, Landis and Meunier. Thomson/West. Location: Reserve & Reference & Faculty KFL 537 .T63.  

Louisiana Civil Trial Procedure, by Woodard et al. West Group.  Location: Reserve & Reference & Faculty KFL 538 .W662.
 
Civil Jury Instructions (2nd ed.) with CD, by Johnson. West Group. Location: CD & Reserve & Reference & Stacks & Faculty KFL 542.6 .J64 2001.
 
A Louisiana Special Pleadings Forms Guide, by Johnson and Feduccia. Claitor's Publishing. Location: Reserve & Reference & Faculty KFL 547 .A65 J65 1991.

Evidence:
Louisiana Code of Evidence Practice Guide (3rd ed.), by Leefe. LexisNexis. Location: Reserve & Reference & Stacks & Faculty KFL 540 .L44 2005.


TRANSACTIONAL and SPECIALIZED PRACTICE
Corporations:
Basic Forms for Louisiana Corporations, Louisiana State Bar Association Section on Corporation Law. Location: Reserve & Stacks KFL 210.A65 L6.
 
Louisiana Corporations, by Holliday and Norman. Thomson/West Group. Location: Reserve & Reference & Faculty KFL 213 .H652.

Family
:

Domestic Relations: nuts and bolts handbook, by Kirk et al. Location: Reserve KFL 94 .D65.
 
Handbook on Louisiana Family Law with CD, by Triche. West Publishing. Location: CD & Reserve & Reference & Faculty KFL 94 .H35.
 
Louisiana Divorce, by Lowe. Thomson/West. Location: Reserve & Reference & Faculty KFL 100 .L683.
 
Notaries:
A Basic Louisiana Notary Guide (2nd ed.), by Johnson and Johnson. Claitor's Publishing. Location: Reference & Reserve & Faculty KFL 526 .N6 J64 1997.
 
Louisiana Notary Handbook with CD, by Underwood. Thomson/West. Location: CD & Reserve & Reference & Faculty KFL 526 .N6 U53.

Real Estate:
Louisiana Real Estate Transactions, by Title. Thomson/West. Location: Reserve & Reference & Faculty KFL 126 .T582.
 
Meyer's Manual on Louisiana Real Estate. Claitor's Publishing Division. Location: Reserve & Reference KFL 112 .M49 1992.
 
Tax: Available on the Louisiana Department of Revenue web site (http://www.rev.state.la.us).

Wills & Estates:
Estate Planning in Louisiana, by Hickey, McDaniel and Sigler. Thomson/West. Location: current copies on Reserve & Reference KFL 140 .H533.
 
Louisiana Estate Planning, Will Drafting, and Estate Administration (2nd ed.) with CD, by Nathan and Neff. Lexis Law Publishing. Location: CD & Reserve & Reference & Faculty KFL 140 .N372.

 Workers' Comp:
Louisiana Workers' Compensation (2nd ed.), by Juge. Lexis Law Publishing. Location: Reserve & Reference: KFL 342 .A6 J842.


Prepared by:  Etheldra G. Scoggin,
Reference Librarian and Associate Professor
Spring, 2011