Legal Research and Writing Resources: Legal Citation and Legal Writing

Recommended resources for students conducting legal research.

Legal Citation

Use The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation to properly cite sources and authorities.

Click here for online examples.

Ohio Official Citation Format

Documents filed in Ohio State Courts must use the Supreme Court of Ohio's Writing Manual: A Guide to Citations, Style, and Judicial Opinion Writing.  All other legal documents use The Bluebook unless otherwise specified by law.

Additional Helpful Resources for Citation Format

In addition to information about how to research Ohio statutes and legislative history, how to find and update Ohio cases, and how to research secondary sources, this resource has a separate chapter on legal citation.

On Campus Tutoring

Tutoring is available for all classes in the Paralegal Studies Department.

Carole Kimmel
Adjunct Instructor and Paralegal
Franklin Hall, Room 206

Walk-in Tutoring Hours:
Monday, 10-12 Noon;
Tuesday, 4-6 PM;
Wednesday, 2-4 PM.

To schedule individual appointments or get e-mail help:

Ms. Kimmel helps with legal projects and assignments, legal research and citation, editing for format and content, correction of grammatical/spelling errors, preparing for exams, and general help with understanding legal concepts. Please bring a copy of your assignment itself, any work product already prepared, your textbook and any relevant notes from class.

Legal Research and Writing Sites

Refer to the following links for helpful tips on reading and writing legal documents.

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