Research guides

Federal Practice & Procedure

Forms

Model forms are frequently used so attorneys don't have to redraft common documents. The following form sets should be helpful to anyone practicing in the federal courts. Electronic access is noted when available.

Topic specific treatises, like Bender's Forms of Discovery and West's Immigration Law and Defense, will often include forms that can be used in federal courts. Please check the Jenkins' catalog for more topic specific treatises.

Free Online Resources

Forms, Fee & Information Sheets United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Includes forms for motion practice, case opening, oral argument, post decision, pro se forms, and more.

Research Tip

The websites for other jurisdictions may include select forms. To find the official websites to the different federal courts, use the United States Courts' Court Locator.

Member Databases

Bender's Federal Practice Forms
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. Also available in print.

Moore's Manual: Federal Practice Forms
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. Also available in print.

Onsite Print & Electronic

Bender's Federal Practice Forms M.Bender
Also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.

Federal Local Court Forms West
Includes forms for select federal district courts.

Federal Procedural Forms, Lawyer's Edition West
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.

Moore's Manual: Federal Practice Forms LexisNexis
Also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.

Nichols Cyclopedia of Federal Procedure Forms West
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.

West's Federal Forms West
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.

General Legal Form Sets

The following resources include both federal and general forms and information.

American Jurisprudence Legal Forms West
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.

American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms West
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.

Current Legal Forms, With Tax Analysis LexisNexis
Also available on the library's Lexis computers. Also referred to as Rabkin & Johnson

Nichols Cyclopedia of Legal Forms Annotated West
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.

West's Legal Forms West
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.