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Summer Interns, do you know about the NYS Courts' Version of the Bluebook?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2022 11:25 am
by Assoc Dir Law Lib
Hi everyone,
Did you know that the New York Courts have their own style and citation manual? It is the New York Law Reports Style Manual, and it is the go-to citation resource for attorneys filing in New York State Courts. The Manual, also known as "The Tan Book," is what New York judges use when authoring their opinions, so most attorneys use it in lieu of the Bluebook to formulate their citations, even though its use is not mandatory.
The current edition of the Tan Book is available at: https://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/style ... 017-SM.htm. If you are going to be interning or litigating in New York Courts, I highly recommend bookmarking the page and taking the time to familiarize yourself with the rules, so you will be able to work as efficiently as possible when you are writing your briefs and memos.
And as a reminder, your friendly reference librarians will be available weekdays from 10am-4pm all summer to help you with any research or citation questions that may come up. Just email asklaw@buffalo.edu or call us at (716) 645-2047.
Thanks and good luck, everyone!
Brian

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