Posts Tagged ‘legal citation’

Professional Citation

Friday, April 12th, 2013

My last post keyed off an article on common grammar mistakes I found by following a link in Paralegal Gateway LinkedIn discussion post by Barbara Liss. Today’s post keys off an article by Daphne Drescher, CP, on the Paralegal Society website  I found by following a link in Paralegal Gateway LinkedIn discussion post by Barbara Liss.  With Barbara as a resource, I may get away with no original thought at all for a couple of weeks!

The article is A Little Primer on Citation. As you might suspect based on the title, the article does a good job of setting out the basics of legal citation setting out a quick “anatomy of a case citation” lesson. Citations are part of legal writing. Like grammar, spelling, and punctuation, getting the citations right is an important part of any writing assignment completed by a legal professional. As Daphne states, “because if their citations aren’t uniform, they look…well…unprofessional.” So take a few minutes to follow the link and read the article. While there take a few more minutes to look around the Paralegal Society’s website. It’ll be worth the time.