Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (online ed. 2019), By Peter W. Martin
"This work first appeared in 1993. It was most recently revised in October of 2019 to update the links to state rules and several other external resources. Like all prior revisions this one included a thorough review of the relevant rules of appellate practice of federal and state courts. The guide takes account of the latest editions of the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation (2017), The Bluebook, published in 2015, and The Supreme Court's Style Guide. Point-by-point, it is linked to the free citation guide, The Indigo Book. As has been true of all editions released since 2010, it is also indexed to the The Bluebook and the ALWD Guide. Importantly, however, it documents the many respects in which contemporary legal writing, very often following guidelines set out in court rules or local style guides, diverges from the citation formats specified by those academically produced and focused reference works. The work's current online format, introduced in early 2016, was created with the assistance of students enrolled in a graduate software engineering course at Cornell..."