Finding Forms and Precedents

Precedents are samples of common legal documents. These include legal agreements, court pleadings, court forms, and many other types of documents. It is always in your best interest to use a sample from the jurisdiction you are filing in, if the form you are looking for is not available in the correct jurisdiction, you can look at other jurisdictions for guidance. However be aware that you must follow the format laid out by the court you are filing in.

Forms and Precedents can be found in many places:

  • Legislation and regulations
  • Courts’ website
  • Textbooks
  • Legal Education Society of Alberta Seminar materials (LESA)
  • or by doing a [Keyword advanced] search of our catalogue for one of these terms: forms, precedents and the subject matter you are looking for. IE forms and bankruptcy. Note that the question mark character represents truncation. e.g. contract? precedent?

Use this guide to help you locate sources for forms and precedents either online or in the library

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