When two parties voluntarily enter into an agreement and intend to make it binding and enforceable, the resulting contract is a legal document.
When a judge enters an order, it is a binding and legal document as there is recourse available if it is breached.
Petitions and Filings
When an individual or his attorney drafts, serves and files a petitions or motion with a court pursuant to federal, state and local laws, the documents produced are legal.
Wills and Trusts
When an individual signs and has witnessed a document that they intend to govern their assets, they have produced a legal document.
Laws, Proclamations and Acts
Laws, acts and congressional proclamations are all legal documents since they shape judicial actions and are enforceable.
- Peter Skadberg, http://www.sxc.hu