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Types of Legal Documents

Act (Document)
Act (Document)

An act is an instrument that records a fact or something that has been said, done, or agreed. Acts generally take the form of legal instruments of writing that have probative value and executory force.

Administrative Subpoena
Administrative Subpoena

Administrative Subpoena Law and Legal Definition An administrative subpoena refers to an official order compelling an individual to provide a state or local administrative agency with proper information. A reasonable administrative subpoena has a force of a court order. There are two types of administrative subpoena. One that orders a witness to appear and give evidence; and another for the production of documents.

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Advance Healthcare Directive
Advance Healthcare Directive

The laws regarding advance directives, powers of attorney, and enduring guardianships vary from state to state. In Queensland, for example, the concept of an advance health directive is defined in the Powers of attorney act of 1998 and Guardianship and Administration act of 2000.

Affidavit
Affidavit

If you’re signing an affidavit, make sure you read what you’re attesting to in its entirety. If you can agree to all of the statements in the document, feel free to sign. You’ll have to sign in front of a notary public or similar authority to make the affidavit fully legal.

Air Waybill
Air Waybill

The air waybill (AWB) is a straightforward legal document contracting a named airline company to fly a specified package of goods from the airport of one named sender to the airport of another named recipient.

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Allocation Questionnaire
Allocation Questionnaire

Allocation questionnaire Please read the notes on page six before completing the questionnaire. You should note the date by which it must be returned and the name of the court it should be returned to

Amendment
Amendment

Amended documents, when properly executed (signed by all parties concerned), retain the legal validity of the original document. For construction or supply contracts, amendment refers to change made before the contract is awarded, any change made afterwards is called modification.

Amicus Curiae
Amicus Curiae

Amicus briefs are legal documents filed in appellate court cases by non-litigants with a strong interest in the subject matter. The briefs advise the court of relevant, additional information or arguments that the court might wish to consider.