Document Bank

Welcome to Your Legal Leg Up’s Document Bank, an ever-expanding file of documents that have been used in litigation either for, or against, consumers. We are proud of this resource and think it represents a large step forward in debt litigation for the consumer. Used carefully and appropriately, these documents should be a huge resource for you and massively reduce the amount of time required for you to create top-quality, effective documents for your case.

Request for Help

We appreciate the help of members in building up our document bank for the benefit of other members, therefore we ask that all members send copies of their pleadings, court papers, etc., for our inclusion in this document bank. Please delete personal information from the files before sending. We will also try to protect all identities, as well.

Warning

We try to make all documents as useful as possible, and to present them to you in formats which will maximize your ease of use. However, we cannot make any representation as to whether they will work in your case or that any part of them will be appropriate to your own personal situation. You cannot consider them as any sort of legal advice. We say that because we cannot give you legal advice, do not know your personal situation, don’t know whether the legal principles that shaped the inclosed documents apply to your state or situation, and cannot maintain complete control over the quality of the documents and do not know in every case whether the court accepted and ruled the way we wanted on the underlying issues. That is all to say that, just as with everything else on this site, you must exercise your own judgment in applying the materials to your own situation.. 

Materials in the Document Bank

Materials in this document bank are organized in this way. There are four main categories: Pleadings, Discovery, Motions, and Notices.

The Pleadings category includes documents asking the court to take some ultimate action, so it includes Petitions, Answers, and Counterclaims.

The Discovery section includes Discovery to Serve and Responses to Discovery – and each of these categories includes interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests for documents, which are linked from the Discovery to Serve and the Responses to Discovery pages.

Motions are the formal way parties ask the court to take some important action. This section includes Informals (things like motions for extension of time, motion for leave to file out of time, Motion for Leave to File Amended Answer, Motion for Leave to Conduct Discovery, etc.), Motions to Dismiss (sometimes referred to as “demurrers”), to Compel Production of Discovery, to Vacate Default Judgment, for Summary Judgment,to Exclude Evidence, and Pretrial Motions, We also have a section on helpful decisions by courts from various jurisdictions on specific issues.

Notices are simply the way you inform the court and other party of some action you have taken or intend to take. They can be important, however, so they are included here.

Sample negotiation letters. How do you negotiate with the other side? Here are some samples.

Member-Only Articles and Videos

There are many materials on this site for members only, as we strive to help you address specific situations throughout the litigation. This section is new and will be expanding as we collect and centralize member-only resources.