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Legal Form Books by Subject

This guide lists various legal form books by subject.

North Carolina Form Books

Douglas' Forms. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, c2008-. [KFN7468 .D68 2008]. Reserve Room.  Print updated by supplemental materials.  Also available on Lexis Advance [Available only to the UNC Law community]. 

One of the most commonly used North Carolina form books, Douglas' Forms contains a variety of forms used in Business Transactions; Civil Litigation; Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration; Real Estate; and Domestic Relations and Guardians. 

North Carolina General Practice Deskbook. 3rd ed. Cary, NC: North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, c2004. [KFN7481 .G45 3rd].  Reserve Room. Not updated.

This practice oriented deskbook covers many areas of law, including: NC Administrative law, business law, environmental law, immigration, Medicaid, personal injury, domestic practice, federal practice, wills and estates, employment law and real estate. The materials include practical information, such as the elements and components of crimes and legal actions, and guidance on how to proceed through those actions from experienced attorneys. Many chapters/topics include related forms with sample language. 

North Carolina General Practice Form Book. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest CLE, Annual.[KFN7481 .N673 1999].  Not updated.

This continuing legal education material contains forms for a variety of general practice areas: debt collection, will drafting and probate, workers’ compensation, criminal trail practice, commercial real property, residential real property, business associations, divorce, alimony, and family law. 

North Carolina Judicial Department Forms Manual. Raleigh, NC: Administrative Office of the Courts, 1984. [KFN7468 .N677 Rev]. Reserve Room. Updated to 2013. Still being updated.

Allows users to find official North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) forms by form number, category, and for whom the form was written (for example: clerks, attorneys, guardian ad litem, or the public). Forms are available in English, and some are available in Spanish and Vietnamese. These fill-in-the-blank forms are intended to be filed with the clerk of court, and cover many categories, including civil, criminal, estate, juvenile, small claims, administrative and other types of forms. It includes some non-AOC but related forms such as extradition proceeding forms and Department of Mental Health forms. 

Thorp, William L., Thorp's North Carolina Trial Practice Forms, 7th ed., St. Paul, MN: West Group, c2011. [KFN7930.A65 T48 2011]. Also available on WestlawNext [Available only to the UNC Law community].

Thorp’s contains commentaries on the NC Rules of Civil Procedure and forms associated with those rules. Forms are primarily sample language, intended as a guide for drafting motions, pleadings, summons, orders, and other court documents. It is intended to be used by attorneys as they practice in court, and contains useful research references for further investigation of some topics.

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