Free Common Law Legal Document Templates

This site provides attorneys with sample common law pleadings, motions, petitions, and other legal documents used in personal injury, probate, and civil cases. 100% free and open source. If you are not an attorney but are an injury victim, please contact us for more information.

TitleDescriptionStatuteType of LawDateLink
Acceptance of Service by DefendantUsed when a defendant voluntarily waives traditional service.Rule 4October 24, 2020

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Acceptance of Service by Defendant’s AttorneyUsed when a defendant's attorney voluntarily accepts service on behalf of his or her client.Rule 4October 24, 2020

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Affidavit – Service by Publication, Absent or Transient DefendantAffidavit to accompany and support service by publication when a defendant is transient or homeless.Rule 4October 26, 2020

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Affidavit – Service by Publication, Defendant’s Residence UnknownAffidavit to accompany and support service by publication when a defendant's address is unknown.Rule 4.1October 27, 2020

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Affidavit – Service by Publication, Unable to ServeAffidavit to accompany and support service by publication when a defendant is unable to be served, even when it is known where they reside.Rule 4.1November 2, 2020

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Civil Summons – Fictitiously Named DefendantSummons used for a defendant whose identity is unknownRule 4November 3, 2020

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Complaint – Motor Vehicle Accident for Common Law NegligenceUsed to file a lawsuit against a driver for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Commonly used in car crash cases.Rule 3November 10, 2020

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Complaint – Motor Vehicle Accident for Common Law Negligence and Negligence Per SeUsed to file a lawsuit against a driver for injury involving a motor vehicle. Alleges common law negligence and negligence per se. Commonly used in car crash cases where defendant violated a statute while driving.Rule 3November 16, 2020

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Complaint – Premises Liability for Common Law NegligenceUsed to file a lawsuit against a possessor of land for a hazard that existed on property in their possession that caused injury to plaintiff.Rule 3November 17, 2020

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Motion – Authorizing Substitute ServiceMotion requesting an order be granted authorizing substitute service of the defendant due to inability or impracticabilityRule 4.1November 23, 2020

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Motion – For Extension of TimeMotion requesting an extion of timeRule 6December 1, 2020

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Motion – For Extension of Time Before Expiration of Time PeriodMotion requesting an extension of time for the time period has expiredRule 6November 30, 2020

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Motion – For Leave to Amend ProcessMotion for leave to amend proceess upon a defendantRule 4December 8, 2020

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Motion – For Special Appointment To Serve ProcessMotion to appoint a specific person to serve processRule 4December 14, 2020

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Motion – For Withdrawal as CounselMotion to withdraw as counsel for a party in litigation and substiitute alternate counselCommon LawDecember 7, 2020

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Motion – To Dismiss for Failure to Secure Timely ServiceMotion to dismiss for failure to serve the defendant within the time allotted by the civil ruleRule 4November 24, 2020

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Motion – To Extend Time to Secure Service of ProcessMotion requesting an extension of time for the time to serve the defendantRule 4December 15, 2020

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Motion – To File Category of Documents Under SealMotion to file a category of documents under seal. Used to keep multiple documents in a specific category from being publicly accessibleRule 5December 21, 2020

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Motion – To File Documents Under SealMotion to file a category of documents under seal on stipulation. Used to keep multiple documents in a specific category from being publicly accessibleRule 5.4December 22, 2020

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Motion – To Unseal DocumentsMotion to unseal documents which are unavailable for public accessRule 5.2December 28, 2020

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Notice of Filing Acceptance of ServiceNotifying the court of acceptance of service on behalf of a defendantRule 4December 29, 2020

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Notice of Limited AppearanceNotifying the court of representation for a defendant in a limited capacityRule 5January 4, 2021

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Notice of Lodging and Service of Lodged Document(s)Rule 5.4January 5, 2021

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Notice of Lodging Document Subject to Protective Order or Confidentiality AgreementNotifying the court that sealed documents were produced in discovery and must be filed under seal to prevent public discloosureRule 26January 11, 2021

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Notice of Lodging Proposed Form of Final JudgmentNotifying the court of lodging a proposed final judgmentJanuary 12, 2021

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Notice of SettlementNotifying the court of a settlement between partiesRule 5January 18, 2021

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Notice of Withdrawal of Request to File Document Under SealNotifying the court that moving party no longer wishes to file documents under seal as previously moved forRule 5January 19, 2021

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Order – Appointing Private Party to Serve ProcessOrder appointing a private party to serve processRule 4January 25, 2021

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Order – Approving Stipulation for Extension of TimeOrder approving stipulation for extension of timeRule 6January 26, 2021

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Order – Approving Stipulation for Substitution of CounselOrder approving stipulation for substitution of counselRule 5February 1, 2021

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Order – Authorizing Category of Documents to be Filed Under Seal on MotionOrder approving motion for a category of documents to be filed under sealRule 5February 2, 2021

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Order – Authorizing Category of Documents to be Filed Under Seal on StipulationOrder approving stipulation for a category of documents to be filed under sealRule 5February 8, 2021

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Order – Authorizing Documents to be Filed Under Seal on MotionOrder approving motion for a document to be filed under sealRule 5February 9, 2021

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Order – Authorizing Documents to be Filed Under Seal on StipulationOrder approving stipulation for a document to be filed under sealRule 5February 15, 2021

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Order – Authorizing Substitute ServiceOrder approving motion for substitute processRule 4.1February 16, 2021

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Order – Dismissal for Failure to Secure Timely ServiceOrder granting motion to dismiss the action for failure to serve process within the allotted time periodRule 4February 22, 2021

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Order – Extending Time After Expiration of PeriodOrder approving motion for an extension of time after the time period has expiredRule 6February 23, 2021

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Order – Extending Time Before Expiration of PeriodOrder approving motion for an extension of time before the time period has expiredRule 6March 1, 2021

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Order – Granting additional time to secure serviceOrder approving motion for an extension of time to secure serviceRule 4March 2, 2021

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Order – Granting Leave to Amend ProcessOrder granting leave to amend processRule 4March 8, 2021

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Order – Unsealing DocumentsOrder granting motion to unseal documentsRule 5.2March 9, 2021

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Proposed Form of Final JudgmentProposed form of final judgment to the courtRule 5March 15, 2021

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Request for Waiver of ServiceRequest for defendant to voluntarily waive serviceRule 4March 16, 2021

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Request to Clerk to Disallow Public Access to a Document Pending Judicial ReviewRequest to the clerk to withhold documents from public access pending judicial reviewRule 5.2March 22, 2021

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Request to Clerk to Retain Lodged Document for Appellate ReviewRequest to the clerk to retain lodged documents under seal pending appellate reviewRule 5.2March 23, 2021

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Stipulation – For Extension of TimeStipulation for an extension of time to complete an actionRule 6March 29, 2021

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Stipulation – To File Category of Documents Under SealStipulation to file a category of documents under sealRule 5March 30, 2021

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Stipulation – To File Documents Under SealStipulation to file a document under sealRule 5April 5, 2021

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Stipulation for Substitution of Counsel with Client ConsentStipulation for substitution of counselRule 5April 6, 2021

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Summons – Civil ActionSummons used for a defendant subject to a civil actionRule 4November 9, 2020

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Waiver of ServiceWaiver of serviceRule 4April 12, 2021

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