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Legal Treatises by Subject

In this guide you will find general resources for various fields of law arranged alphabetically.

Forms - General Practice

American Jurisprudence Legal Forms. 2nd ed. Rochester, NY : Lawyers Co-operative Pub. Co.; San Francisco: Bancroft-Whitney Co., 1971- (2019 Supplement) [KF170 .A542 1971] [Available electronically via Westlaw to UNC Law Students and Faculty]. 

American Jurisprudence Legal Forms contains sample language, motions, and other legal document examples on over 260 broad topics. Forms are generalized rather than specific to any jurisdiction, but provide useful guides for legal document drafting.

Douglas, R.D. Douglas' Forms. 6th ed. Newark, NJ : Lexis/Nexis, 2008- (2019 Supplement) [KFN7468 .D68 5th] (Reserve Room) [Available electronically via Lexis+ to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

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.

Frumer, Louis R. and Waxner, Marvin. Bender's Federal Practice Forms. New York, NY : Matthew Bender & Company, 1951- [Available electronically via Lexis+ to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

Bender’s Federal Practice Forms focuses on those forms which would be used in general civil, appellate, criminal, postconviction, bankruptcy, courts of international trade, and Supreme Court practice at the federal level. Each section contains analytical commentary before providing forms.

Moore, James William et al. Moore's Manual : Federal Practice and Procedure. Albany : Matthew Bender & Company, 1962- [Available electronically via Lexis+ to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

In Moore’s Manual, a section on judicial powers and the organization of the federal judicial system introduces the topic broadly, and then the treatise examines the rules of procedure and practice in the typical order of a legal action. It canvases federal civil procedure and evidence at all stages of the trail process from choice of jurisdiction through completion of a trail, appeals and jurisdictional reconsideration.

Moore’s Manual is an abridged version of the complete Moore's Federal Practice (Civil), [Available electronically via Lexis+ to UNC Law Students and Faculty]. Moore’s Federal Practice is a preeminent treatise on federal criminal and civil procedure, rules of evidence, rules of appellate procedure, and rules of the Supreme Court.

North Carolina Judicial Department Forms Manual / prepared by the Administrative Office of the Courts with the assistance of the Court Records Advisory Committee, Hon. Estus B. White, chairman Rev. ed.. Raleigh, N.C.: The Administrative Office of the Courts, 1984- [Available electronically to UNC Students and Faculty]. 

Allows users to find official Administrative Office of the Courts 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.

Thorp, William L. et al. Thorp's North Carolina Trial Practice Forms : A Practical Compilation of Trial Practice Forms Arranged in the Order of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. 7th ed. Eagan, MN : West, 2011- (2019 Supplement) [KFN7930.A65 T48 2011] (Reserve Room) [Available electronically via Westlaw to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

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.