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Summer Clerks Research Guide

Strategies and research tips for working law students

Form Books and Templates

Tip: Look for examples at work. If they are available, start with forms, templates, or previous motions on similar issues drafted by your employer.

There are many form books available online and in print. A few of the major titles for federal and California forms are listed below, but there are many more including for other states and focusing on specific practice areas. Your favorite treatise in a topic area may also include some forms.

Some of the major legal research databases also have form finders to help you search for forms across publications by state or practice area. Links to the Westlaw and Lexis+ form finders are on the homepage of each database.

Form Finders

Form Books Online and In Print