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Paralegal's Guide to Understanding Legal Citation

Learn the ins and outs of legal citation to ensure your sources are properly cited.

Cases are based on the briefing, and strong briefing requires citation to legal authority. Lawyers and paralegals need to know how to find case law precedent, interpret precedent to select the strongest possible authorities, and then properly cite to those cases. Mistakes at any of these steps may doom a motion, brief, or an entire case. This topic educates lawyers and paralegals on the importance of proper legal research, case selection and citation, with an emphasis on how to ensure that legal briefs include the best possible presentation of case law authority.

Runtime: 119 minutes
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Agenda

Understanding Court Systems and Court Decisions

  • Trial and Appellate Courts
  • Stare Decisis
  • Published and Unpublished Decisions

Choosing the Best Authority

  • How to Find Case Law
  • Understanding Case Reporters
  • How to Evaluate the Best Case to Cite

Citation Format

  • Why Citations Format Matters
  • The Bluebook vs. Local Styles
  • How to Edit for Citation Format
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This course was last revised on June 22, 2017.

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Benjamin G. Shatz

Benjamin G. Shatz

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

  • Partner and co-chair, Appellate Practice Group, Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Briefed hundreds of civil appeals, writs and petitions in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and California courts
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on appellate practice and legal writing and editing
  • Author of numerous articles on appellate practice and co-edits a treatise on California appellate practice
  • Admitted to California, Colorado, and all federal appellate courts
  • Certified Specialist in Appellate Law by the Cal. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or (310) 312-4383
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Product ID: 400830
Published 2017, 2019
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