CLE Course: Introduction to Cite Checking

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Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:45pm–9:15pm


Registration Fee:

  • NCAPA Members $70.00
  • Non-Members $90.00

Maximum Capacity: 35 attendees


This three-hour cite-checking course is a complete overview of basic citation form and includes the following topics:
  • Overview of The Bluebook, including its history and structure
  • Strategies for effective cite-checking
  • Citation form for federal and state cases (including subsequent history)
  • Citation form for federal and state statutes
  • Citation form for secondary authorities (books, law reviews, and so forth)
  • Punctuation in citation form
  • The use of short forms such as id. and supra in citations
This presentation provides critical information for both beginning and experienced cite-checkers. Attendees will need the 20th Edition of The Bluebook.

This course has been approved for 3 CLE hours from NPFA.

Deborah E. Bouchoux has taught at paralegal programs in various universities, including the University of San Diego and Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C.  

She is the author of several books and writings, including Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Cite-Checker: Your Guide to Using The Bluebook, The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, and texts on corporate law and intellectual property.

Ms. Bouchoux has spoken on a variety of legal topics at private law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and various government agencies, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Ms. Bouchoux is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia (active) and the California State Bar (inactive).

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