Sources for Formats

This table lists the sources for the formats you can select from when copying a document citation to your clipboard from a full document, using the Copy Citation feature.

StandardClosely aligns with the rules in The Bluebook® 1 for practitioners. All source citations include public domain, official reporters and National Reporter System® 2 references, allowing the user to customize according to local rules. See the general notes below for some other exceptions
ALWDALWD Guide to Legal Citation (Fifth edition)
ArizonaFollows Standard except as noted in Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, Rule 13 and Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 31.13.
CaliforniaCalifornia Style Manual, 4th edition. Source citations are styled according to the "better practice" rules defined in the California Style Manual, which matches the style used in the Official Reports by always including parallel citations for California state cases.
ColoradoFollows Standard except as noted in Chief Justice Directive 12-01.
ConnecticutFollows Standard except as noted in the The Manual of Style for the Connecticut Courts (Third Edition).
FloridaFollows Standard except as noted in the Florida Style Manual: Seventh Edition: 30 Fla. St. U.L. Rev. 553, © 2010 and Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure 9.800.
GeorgiaFollows Standard except as noted in Georgia Supreme Court Rule 22.
Hawai'iFollows A Handbook of Citation Form for Law Clerks at the Appellate Courts of the State of Hawai'i (2008 Edition) and Hawai'i Rule of Appellate Procedure 283.
IllinoisFollows Standard except as noted in the Style Manual for the Supreme and Appellate Courts of Illinois - Fourth Edition (Rev. 2012).
LouisianaFollows Standard except as noted in the Louisiana General Administrative Rules § 8.
MarylandFollows Standard except for Maryland Rule 8-504.
MassachusettsFollows Massachusetts Reports Style Manual prepared by the Office of the Reporter of Decisions - 2011.
MichiganFollows the Michigan Appellate Opinion Manual. Exception: A citation to a Michigan case that was initially unpublished will include the decision date, rather than the date it was approved for publication.
New JerseyFollows Standard except as noted in the Manual on Style for Judicial Opinions, Revised and Approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey April 22, 2004.
New MexicoFollows Standard except as noted in the Annotated Rules of New Mexico 23-112
New YorkNew York Law Reports Style Manual effective July 1, 2012, found at: New York Official Reports - Official Reports Style Manual.
OhioFollows The Supreme Court of Ohio Writing Manual: A Guide to Citations, Style and Judicial Opinions Writing - Second Edition - Effective July 1, 2013.
PennsylvaniaFollows Standard except as noted in the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rule 2119.
TennesseeFollows Standard except as noted in the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure [Effective July 1, 1979], Rule 27.
TexasFollows Standard except as noted in The Greenbook: Texas Rules of Form (Twelfth Edition), but does not currently include petition history.
UtahFollows Standard except for Utah Supreme Court Standing Order No. 4.
WashingtonFollows Standard except as noted in the Washington (State) Office of Reporter of Decisions STYLE SHEET Effective December 28, 2010, and Subject to Revision.
WisconsinFollows Standard except as noted in the Wisconsin Guide to Citation, 7th Edition, published by the State Bar of Wisconsin, © 2012 and Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Chapter 80
  • The Copy Citation feature uses case names from documents in Lexis®. Only rules for abbreviating words in case names are applied according to each format.
  • Subsequent history is not provided in the source citations (only primary citations).

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2 National Reporter System® is a registered trademark of West Publishing Corporation.

3 Note that citations to volumes 1-75 of Hawai‘i Reports currently use "Hawai'i" as the publication abbreviation instead of "Haw." This will be corrected in a future release. Recommend selecting "Standard" as the format for those cases, as it uses the correct abbreviation.

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