Using the California Style Manual and The Bluebook: A Practitioner's Guide (Practitioner Guide)
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Author: Susan Heinrich
In California state courts, the California Style Manual is the handbook of legal citation style. The [Harvard] Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation is most often used in the federal courts, but may be used in some state courts too. Since it is not always clear which citation format is acceptable, this guide helps determine which publication is most appropriate for each court. Lists requirements for each California county, while comparing and contrasting the legal styles. Explains minor and confusing differences between the two manuals. Covers California opinions and basic style elements, along with general rules for capitalization, quotes, numbers, italics, and punctuation.