legal papers

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

Documents containing a statement of legal status, identity, authority, or ownership, or providing evidence of some type of obligation. Such documents may include wills, deeds, leases, titles, birth certificates, and contracts. Legal papers may also refer to documents such as a complaint or summons, prepared in order to pursue a legal or court action.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.