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Cite-Checker: Your Guide to Using The Bluebook, Fifth Edition

  • Deborah E. Bouchoux
Series / Aspen Paralegal Series
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Concise and easy-to-use, Cite-Checker is your guide to The Bluebook, the citation rules most commonly used by practitioners. Deborah E. Bouchoux’s building-block approach covers primary authorities first, followed by secondary authorities and the use of quotations, signals, and abbreviated forms. In every instance, each rule is clearly explained. Numerous examples and exercises place mastery of the rules within everyone’s reach.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Overview of changes in the 21st Edition of The Bluebook
  • A new section in Chapter One on how to construct any citation
  • New figure explaining the meaning of phrases used to show weight of authority, such as per curiam and en banc
  • Examples for citing bankruptcy cases

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Plain-English explanations of The Bluebook rules
  • Numerous examples of commonly encountered citations
  • Exercises with answer keys in the appendix
  • A complete overview of citation form
  • Useful information on citation topics, such as unwieldy Internet URLs, and how to use on-line tools for cite-checking
  • A logical, step-by-step format that builds skill and confidence
  • Practice Tips in every chapter
  • A special section on preparing tables of authorities for briefs and court documents
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About the authors
Deborah E. Bouchoux
Georgetown University

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: * emLegal Research and Writing for Paralegalsem * emBusiness Organizations for Paralegalsem * emFundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegalsem * emIntellectual Property for Paralegalsem * emProtecting Your Company’s Intellectual Propertyem * emCite Checker: A Hands-On Guide to Citation Formem * emCite-Mateem (a guide to citation form) * emThe Practical Paralegal: Strategies for Successem * emAspen Handbook for Legal Writersem 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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