Overview The Bluebook is the most commonly used system for legal citation and it is imperative that paralegals understand its usage. At times the rules may seem to be difficult to decipher, but after the hurdle of intimidation is removed the proper usage arms paralegals with more tools to add to the arsenal of effective legal researching skills. Legal research extends beyond locating cases, statutes, and regulations to analysis and writing. Without knowing how to properly cite a paralegal can never be an effective legal researcher.
This on-line session will cover the fundamentals of legal citation including:
The difference between citators and citations
Why its important to know how to use the Bluebook
Avoiding the pitfall of relying on commercial legal research systems for proper citations
How to overcome the hurdle of using the Bluebook
How to apply the rules to different sources
Decoding the Bluebook to find the appropriate rule for a particular source
Proper citation form and structure
Rules specific to electronic sources
Putting to memory commonly used Bluebook rules
10 Tips for Effective Cite Checking
After this live course you will walk away empowered and will never be intimidated by the Bluebook again.
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