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  • Covers a wide variety of legal citations including electronic sources, judicial opinions, administrative agency material, books, law journals, constitutions, and statutes.
  • The Association of Legal Writing Directors provides a Citation Manual which includes abbreviations for both courts and legal periodicals. Click on "Appendices -2nd Edition" in the navigation menu on the left side of the page, and then click on "Appendix 4" for Court Abbreviations or "Appendix 5" for Abbreviations for Legal Periodicals.
  • The New York Law Reports Style Manual is issued by the Law Reporting Bureau and provides a guide for court opinion writers and editors in five primary areas: citation, abbreviation, capitalization, quotation, and word style.

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