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Advanced Legal Research: Researching Secondary Sources & Practice Tools

This guide will help you research in secondary sources and practice tools.


Let’s talk about things that are not treatises, specifically form books and practice guides. There are two types of legal practice:

  1) Transactional practice or out of court practice; and

  2) Trial Practice

Trial Practice materials involve things used in the actual litigation.  Examples of these would be complaints, answers, motions, etc.

One thing to keep in mind any time you are looking to use a form is that you don’t want to just take a form off the shelf and use it.  You’re going to need to change and adapt it to your jurisdiction and circumstances.

Selected Practice Treatises

Many of these practice treatises have associated form books.

Selected General Practice Form Materials

Form books can be found in UCLID by title or keyword searches or by doing a subject search..

Clicking on a link below will do a subject search on UCLID with that subject heading.

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