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Legal Form Books by Subject

This guide lists various legal form books by subject.


Bender's Federal Practice Forms . M. Bender, 1951. [KF8836 .F78]. Print updated to December 2008. A more current version is available on Lexis+. [Available only to the UNC Law community]. 

Bender’s Federal Practice Forms focuses on those forms which would be used in general civil, appellate, criminal, post-conviction, bankruptcy, courts of international trade, and Supreme Court practice at the federal level. Each section contains analytical commentary before providing forms.   Bankruptcy materials and forms are located in a couple of the volumes and include the Official Forms in Bankruptcy, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and Admiralty-Bankruptcy Forms. 

Cowans, Daniel R., Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 7th ed. Lexis Law Publishing. [KF1524 .C64 1998]. Print supplemented up to 2004.  1963 version is available on WestlawNext.  [Available only to the UNC Law community]. 

This bankruptcy treatise is arranged by topic and contains official and unofficial bankruptcy forms.  In the print version, unofficial forms located are at the end of some chapters and a volume of official forms are located at the back.  The older online version has the forms located in the last section arranged by related sections of the bankruptcy code. 

Hemmendinger, Thomas S., Hillman on Commercial Loan Documentation, 5th ed. Practicing Law Institute, 2000. [KF1035 .H54 5th]. Print updated to 2012.  A more current version is available at the Practising Law Institute. [Available on UNC campus and to UNC students, faculty, and staff off-campus]  

This practice guide for documenting commercial loans contains practical tips, forms, and sample drafting language.  Many chapters have forms at the end and contain sample language in the text.

Herzog, Asa Shaffer, et al., Herzog's Bankruptcy Forms and Practice. West Group 9th ed. 1991. [KF1527 .H45 9th]. Also available on WestlawNext. [Available only to the UNC Law community]

This treatise provides bankruptcy forms and legal commentary arranged by topic, with the first chapter covering practice hints.  

Hillman, William C., Bankruptcy Deskbook, 3rd ed. Practicing Law Institute, 2000. [KF1527 .L4 3rd]. Also available on Bloomberg Law. [Available only to the UNC Law community] 

This bankruptcy treatise comes in two volumes, the first volume containing topically arranged legal information and the second volume containing forms that correspond to the chapters in volume one along with official bankruptcy forms.  

King, Lawrence P., Collier on Bankruptcy, 16th ed. LexisNexis, 2009-. [KF1524 .C654 16th]. Also available on Lexis+. [Available only to the UNC Law community]

This preeminent treatise on bankruptcy is considered one of the most comprehensive sources available on the subject. It includes analysis on several specific issues in bankruptcy as well as discussions of jurisdiction and procedure. Each chapter of the Bankruptcy Code and each of the bankruptcy rules are given extensive treatment, and practice forms are included.  In the print version, commercial, consumer, and official bankruptcy forms are located in a section at the end of the treatise.  The link to the online version links directly to the forms.  

Sommer, Henry J., Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice: with CD-ROM, 7th ed. National Consumer Law Center, 2004. [KF1527 .S66 2004]. Updated to 2012 with a 2013 supplement.  Also available at the National Consumer Law Center. [Available on UNC campus]

This consumer bankruptcy law treatise contains both official and unofficial bankruptcy forms and samples in the appendices.

Steinfeld, Shayna M. & Bruce R. Steinfeld. The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Bankruptcy: Forms, Tips, and Strategies, 3rd ed. ABA, 2014. [KF1535.D58 S74 2014] Not updated.

This American Bar Association guide about the relationship between family law and bankruptcy law has official forms in some of the appendices.  

West's Bankruptcy Reporter. West Pub. Co., 1980-. [KF1515 .A2 W47].  Updated to 2012.  No longer updated.

This specialized bankruptcy reporter keeps up with bankruptcy related cases. It does not have any forms.