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Cite-Checker: Your Guide to Using the Bluebook, Fourth Edition

Deborah E. Bouchoux


  • ISBN: 9781454820529

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    Cite-Checker: Your Guide to Using The Bluebook, Fourth Edition provides students with a comprehensive self-paced guide to citation form according to The Bluebook.  This book fills the need for a short and simple guide to the most common types of citations used by practitioners so that the task of cite-checking will be easier and less frustrating.  Arranged in a building-block approach, students first master primary authorities, followed by secondary authorities and then the use of quotations, signals, and short forms. In each instance, The Bluebook rules are explained, and then examples are given.  Practical exercises, with the answer keys in the appendix, help teach students to present citations correctly.

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    Page Count 208
    Published 01/15/2016
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    Chapter 1: Introduction to Cite-Checking

    Chapter 2: The Bluebook Trap: Typeface Conventions

    Chapter 3: Citation Form for Cases

    Chapter 4: Citation Form for Statutes, Legislative Materials, Uniform Acts, Court Rules, and Constitutions

    Chapter 5: Secondary Sources

    Chapter 6: Administrative and Executive Materials and Court and Litigation Documents

    Chapter 7: Electronic Databases and the Internet

    Chapter 8: Punctuation, Quotations, Omissions, Alterations, and Parentheticals

    Chapter 9: Short Forms, Signals, Related Authority, and Capitalization

    Chapter 10: Putting It Together

    Chapter 11: The Final Review

    Answer Keys        

    Appendix: Examples of State Cases and Statutes        


  • Author Information

    Deborah E. Bouchoux

    Deborah E. Bouchoux is a licensed attorney with more than twenty-five years of experience in legal education. She has taught at various universities, including the University of San Diego, Marymount University, and George Washington University. For the past 15 years, she has been an instructor in the Paralegal Studies Program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she teaches a variety of subjects, including Legal Research and Writing, Advanced Writing Seminar, and Business Organizations. Her publications include the following texts:

    * Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals
    * Business Organizations for Paralegals
    * Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals
    * Intellectual Property for Paralegals
    * Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property
    * Cite Checker: A Hands-On Guide to Citation Form
    * Cite-Mate (a guide to citation form)
    * The Practical Paralegal: Strategies for Success
    * Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers

    Ms. Bouchoux has spoken on a variety of legal topics at private law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and various government agencies, including the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the U.S. Tax Court. She is a frequent speaker for the National Capital Area Paralegal Association and has been nominated for its Annual Recognition Award.

    Ms. Bouchoux was in private practice for more than twenty years, practicing in the fields of corporate and intellectual property law and served as in-house counsel for a technology company in northern Virginia.

    Ms. Bouchoux graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. in American Studies from San Diego State University and summa cum laude with her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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