The U.S. federal courts system offers unofficial "Illustrative Civil Rules Forms," which can be downloaded from the court's website and used as templates. Forms are available in an editable RTF format for both Word and WordPerfect. There are instructions provided within each form, notes the U.S. Courts website.Continue Reading
The forms use red font to call attention to language that may require modification. Alternative phrase options are also noted within the forms. The templates are not identical to the U.S. courts' official published forms, but they are similar, explains the U.S. Courts website.
The official national federal court forms are accepted at all federal courts, notes the U.S, Courts website. Federal courts maintain their own additional local forms that can be found using the websites court locator function.Learn more about Law