Legal Forms and Transactional Law Research Guide

This guide provides law students and practitioners with a variety of resources for finding model forms, sample documents, and transactional law resources.


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Databases specifically for transactional attorneys are available from Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law. These resources offer “how to” drafting guidance in many practice areas and include tools like templates, checklists, and expert guidance.

Practical Guidance on Lexis

Lexis Practical Guidance

How to Access: From the main platform, use the product switcher (grid icon) at the top left hand corner to navigate to Practical Guidance, or use the icons to the left hand side of the page.

Lexis screen showing product picker at top left and direct link to Practical Guidance on middle left of the screen

From Lexis' Practice Guidance platform, you can choose from a number of practice areas such as "Corporate and M&A" and "Trusts & Estates." Each subject page provides helpful drafting resources organized by topic such as template forms, practice notes, and checklists.

For additional training resources, see Tools & Resources > Training Videos, or visit the Lexis Practical Guidance Resource Page to learn more.

Practical Law on Westlaw

Practical Law: Select Practical Law from the Main search page.

Practical Law provides access to helpful resources such as standard documents (forms) and clauses, practice notes, and checklists.  You can do a universal search in Practical Law or limit your search by practice area or resource type.

  • Westlaw screen with Practical Law link highlighted

Practical Guidance on Bloomberg Law

Under the Practitioner's Tool tab, you will select Practical Guidance.  Bloomberg Law provides step-by-step and topical guidance on specific transactions, compliance issues, the litigation process, and other issues. You can find forms, templates and drafting notes on topics such as intellectual property, health law, tax and more.

Bloomberg Law screen with Practitioner Tools menu dropped down and Practical Guidance Home highlighted