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Legal Citations

How to read a Citation

Alternative Citation Formats

Standard legal citations follow The BlueBook: a Uniform System of Citation, commonly known as The Bluebook.   The second most common form of citation is Universal Citation, which omits publishers to make it vendor neutral.  Illinois is the most recent state to adopt it, in 2011.  Most states will have their own rules for the citation of unreported cases, or special rules.  You should consult each states' court rules.