HOW TO FIND LEGAL MATERIAL IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A CITATION
Case citations will have a number followed by an abbreviation
then another number. Something like this:
This may vary sometimes if the citation is from a statute. For example:
An list of common legal abbreviations follows. For a more detailed source, check Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations by Mary Prince (published by Hein).
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CASES Federal/Supreme Court Cases U.S. United States Reports L.Ed., L.Ed.2d Lawyer's Edition S.Ct. Supreme Court Reporter Federal/U.S. Courts of Appeals F. Federal Reporter F.2d Federal Reporter, Second Series F.3d Federal Reporter, Third Series Federal/District Court F. Supp. Federal Supplement State Cases/Regional Reporter Examples A.2d Atlantic Reporter Cal.Rptr. California Reporter N.Y.S.2d New York Supplement, Second Series N.E.2d North Eastern Reporter, Second Series N.W.2d North Western Reporter, Second Series P.2d Pacific Reporter, Second Series So.2d Southern Reporter, Second Series S.E.2d South Eastern Reporter, Second Series S.W.2d South Western Reporter, Second Series STATUTES Federal U.S.C. United States Code U.S.C.A. United States Code Annotated U.S.C.S. United States Code Service State Statute Examples Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Arizona Revised Statutes Ann. Cal. [subject] Code California Code Mont. Code Ann. Montana Code Annotated N.Y. [subject] Law Laws of New York Annotated Utah Code Ann. Utah Code Annotated ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS C.F.R. Code of Federal Regulations F.R. Federal Register Utah. Admin.R. Utah Administrative Code LEGAL ENCYCLOPEDIAS C.J.S. Corpus Juris Secundum Am.Jur.2d American Jurisprudence 2d AMERICAN LAW REPORTS A.L.R. American Law Reports (1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th & Fed Series) PERIODICAL/JOURNAL EXAMPLES Cal. L. Rev. California Law Review Colum. L. Rev. Columbia Law Review Ill. B. J. Illinois Bar Journal Nat.'t L. J. National Law Journal Yale J. Int'l L. Yale Journal of International LawBack to top of page.
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