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- What are forms and precedents?
- samples of common legal documents.
- forms that are legislated by statute or regulation.
- materials that have evolved through common use to become accepted standards.
- Why would I want to use them?
- to save time.
- to help you understand what information to include and what structure to use.
- some forms are legislated and must be used in certain situations.
- How would I use them?
- find a sample form or precedent that suits your situation as closely as possible.
- tailor the precedent to suit your client's needs. Remember, these are sample wordings or frameworks, not complete "fill in the blanks."
- ensure that the resulting form addresses all the necessary issues and does not do anything you don't want it to do.
- What is not available at the Great Library?
- actual court documents filed in court registries, such as pleadings and factums. Please contact the relevant court registries directly.