Finding Legal Forms University of Idaho
College of Law
There are two basic types of large form sets:
1. Forms for drafting legal contracts and agreements. These are found generally at call
2. Pleading and practice forms. These are found generally between call numbers
KF8800 - KF8900.
Form sets may be large, general sets or smaller sets devoted to a specific subject area or
Examples of large drafting form sets:
American Jurisprudence Legal Forms KF170.A542
Modern Legal Forms (not updated) KF170.M6
Nichols Cyclopedia Legal Forms (not updated) KF170.N5
Current Legal Forms KF170.R3
West's Legal Forms KF170.W47
Form sets for specific subject areas are usually found near the same call number as the
substantive texts. Examples of drafting form sets devoted to specific subject areas
American Law of Zoning Reserve KF5698.A76 1996
Anderson's Uniform Commercial Code: Legal Forms KF879.A5
Fletcher Corporation Forms KF1411.F55
The Lawyer's Basic Corporate Practice Manual 3rd KF1414.D44 1984
Entertainment, Publishing, and the Arts; Agreements KF2992.L5
PLEADING AND PRACTICE FORMS
Pleading and practice forms are divided into two types:
1. General form sets. Federal forms are generally usable in states having adopted rules
similar to the Federal Rules.
2. Sets dealing with specific procedural areas, jurisdictions or a limited subject area.
General pleading forms sets
Am. Jur. Pleading & Practice KF8836.A452
Am. Jur. Trials KF8915.A74
Am. Jur. Proof of Facts KF8933.A42
- 2nd Edition KF8933.A42 1974
- 3rd Edition KF8933.A42 1988
Shepard's Causes of Action KF8863.S53 1983
- 2nd Edition KF8863.S53 1993
Cyclopedia of Trial Practice KF8913.S32
- 2nd Edition KF8913.S322
- 3rd Edition KF8913.S322 1983
Shepard's Preparing for Settlement & Trial KF8900.P727 1985
Federal procedural form sets
Bender's Federal Practice Forms KF8836.F78
Federal Procedure KF8835.F43 1983
West's Federal Forms KF8836.W4
Pleading and practice forms for specific areas
Pattern Deposition Checklists KF8900.D3 1984
Danner's Discovery Series:
- Pattern Interrogatories KF8900.A3D3
- Pattern Discovery
- Antitrust KF8900.A3D34 1981
- Automobiles KF8900.A3D35 1985
- Medical Malpractice KF8900.A3D38 1985
- Premises Liability KF8900.A3D38 1986
- Products Liability KF8900.A3D39 1985
- Tort Actions KF8900.A3D353 1994
There are a number of formbooks and practice materials available on Reserve at the
Circulation Desk, some of which are listed below:
- Family Law Formbook KFI94.I35 1998 (w/Discs)
- Drafting Commercial Leases KFI117.A75D7 2000
- Idaho Real Estate Forms Book KFI126.F67 2002 (w/Disc)
- Idaho Estate Planning Series
Vol.1 Idaho Probate & Estate Forms KFI144.A65I4 2004
Vol.2 Idaho Guardianship &
Conservatorship Forms KFI140.G8 1996 (w/Disc)
- The Workers Compensation Law of Idaho KFI342.W47 1993
- The Law of Education in Idaho KFI390.A6G7 Forms
- Idaho Appellate Handbook KFI555.I3 1996
Some Washington practice materials are also available on Reserve:
- Washington Lawyer’s Practice Manual KFW77.W37 1990 v.1-8
- Washington Practice KFW80.W3 1996 v.1-28
OTHER SOURCES OF LEGAL FORMS
Forms are not limited to formbooks. Many substantive treatises contain forms
applicable to practice in that area. Continuing education seminar publications often
contain forms relating to the topics of the seminar. The Law Library subscribes to the
ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, which frequently contains forms.
WebVoyage, the library's computer catalog, can be used to find forms. A Keyword
search, using the topic (for example, “Estate Planning”) and the word "forms," may turn
up materials containing forms.
FINDING FORMS ON THE INTERNET
FedForms.gov (www.forms.gov) contains many, but not all, of the forms issued by
Federal agencies. It also provides links for finding tax forms and small business forms.
Findforms.com (www.findforms.com) contains links to a number of sites offering both
drafting and pleading and practice forms. Most sites do not charge for forms.
Findforms.com also allows searching for State and Federal forms.
Forms for Idaho state courts can be found on the Idaho State Judiciary website at
www.isc.idaho.gov. This site has links to a Court Rules Forms Page (with Idaho Rules
of Civil Procedure and Idaho Criminal Rules Forms), the Court Assistance Offices
Forms Page, and an Other Court Forms link with various sample forms and a link to the
Idaho Child Protection Manual and Forms page.
Forms for use in Snake River Basin Adjudications can be found on
www.srba.state.id.us. The number of forms on this site is limited.
For forms for use in the U.S. District Courts in Idaho go to www.id.uscourts.gov. This
page includes links to Bankruptcy forms, District Court forms, and Miscellaneous forms
(Pro Hac Vice Admission and Fax Filing Cover Sheet).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has 10 forms available on its website at
www.ca9.uscourts.gov. The website posts a disclaimer informing users that these
forms are to be used as “Samples Only” and they are not to be submitted to the court in
their present form.
The Court Assistance Office Project provides a number of forms and instructions
(http://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/overview_new.asp). Most forms are related to
Family Law issues such as divorce, paternity, custody, and domestic violence.
The Idaho Industrial Commission posts Workers Compensation forms on their website
at www.iic.idaho.gov. These include forms for Claims, Crime Victims, Adjusters,
Employers, Attorneys and Pro Se, Surety, Rehabilitation, and Records Requests.
Updated August 2007