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For many legal problems, you need to find and fill out a form. Leases are forms. Wills are forms. So are many court documents. If you are representing yourself in a lawsuit, the best place to find forms is the court where the lawsuit is filed. Many courts have put court documents on their websites.

If you are looking for a court form for New Jersey, the first place you should look is the New Jersey Judiciary website. If you are looking for another type of form, you can find them in books (called “formbooks”) or on the Internet. Using forms from the Internet is an example of when you should carefully evaluate Internet information. Remember that wherever you get the form, you should make sure that you change the form to fit your legal problem and your information.

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  • Help for Self-Represented Litigants (from the N.J. State Judiciary) - This official website contains legal forms and instructions prepared by the court system for people who are representing themselves. The forms are divided into "Civil Matters," "Family Matters," "Guardianship," and "Guides to Help You Appeal a Court’s Decision."

  • Court Forms (from the U.S. District Court of New Jersey) - Forms used to start civil lawsuits.

  • Court Rules, Forms, and Dockets (from LLRX.com) - This website contains links to state and federal forms, court rules, and court dockets. You can search the site by state, by type of court, or by type of legal information.

  • Legal Forms in the Library - This guide, created by the Rutgers-Newark law school librarians, lists formbooks, describes the type of forms they contain and tells you where you can find the formbooks in the Rutgers-Newark law library. The guide also explains how to find forms on the Internet.

 

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