No law says a legal citation guide has to be boring or hard to use. (We know—we checked.) Noted by the Bluebook as a source of Pennsylvania-specific legal citation, PAstyle: A Pennsylvania Stylebook and Citation Guide for Legal Writing is a practical guide to legal writing and citation. Written in an approachable and fun-to-read style and designed to be the Swiss Army knife of desk references in a lawyer’s arsenal, PAstyle covers all aspects of writing from grammar, spelling, and citation to how to make document production faster and easier.
- citation formats: cases, rules, and statutes, both federal and state
- listing of Pennsylvania county legal journals and their citation formats
- abbreviations and terms in citations
- general style guidelines for clear writing
- grammar and usage guides
- typography: court requirements, typographical symbols, and tips for more efficient document production
- quick-reference word list with hundreds of words noting case, spelling, and style
- names of acts often mis-cited and citations for common Pennsylvania codes
- Internet sources for further information on citation and style
Included with the book is a PDF file with commenting capabilities enabled for users to be able to add their own notes to the book.
Summary of ContentsPart One: Citations
Part Two: Text
- Citation Format
- Citation Rules
- Abbreviations and Terms in Citations
Part Three: Appendices
- General Style Guidelines
- Grammar and Usage
- Quick-Reference Word List
- Popular Name Acts
- Handy Internet Sources for Citation and Style
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