Citations: Suggestions for Citing Authority Without Distracting the Reader
B&B - Bench & Bar Magazine (May 2014)
2 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2014
Date Written: May 2014
In this column for Kentucky Bar Association's magazine (B&B - Bench & Bar), Professor Hazelwood makes four suggestions to "un-clutter" legal writing. Practitioners are encouraged to: (1) limit string citations; (2) keep citations at the end of the sentence; (3) use explanatory parentheticals to explain the significance of citations, but not to replace text; and (4) avoid unnecessary repetition.
Keywords: legal writing, citation, citations
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