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  • September 18, 2019

    Find Quick Answers to Your Citation Questions with 'Wisconsin Guide to Citation'

    Get quick answers to your citation questions with the 'Wisconsin Guide to Citation,' designed specifically for attorneys citing Wisconsin-specific sources and newly updated from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®.

    Sept. 18, 2019 – Proper Bluebook form is a necessary skill, as anyone – attorney, paralegal, legal assistant, law student – who drafts or finalizes briefs knows.

    The Wisconsin Guide to Citation, newly updated from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® as a complement to The Bluebook, is designedfor attorneys citing Wisconsin-specific sources – and is much easier to use.

    Imagine you are reviewing a brief to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, including making sure that citations are in correct Bluebook format – the format adopted by the Court. The brief contains a lot of Wisconsin-specific sources that you can’t find in The Bluebook. The Bluebook is more than an inch thick – you can’t process it all to figure out what in the brief is in proper format. What do you do?

    Turn to the Wisconsin Guide to Citation for your answers. The Guide efficiently explains how to format almost all the types of resources specific to Wisconsin, from case law to jury instructions, administrative agency decisions (and where to find them), attorney general opinions, and others. The book also contains many examples of relevant sources.

    The Guide is spiral bound and contains room for margin notes, making it even easier to use.

    New in the Ninth Edition

    The revised ninth edition contains the following new content:

    • a new section on legislative materials, including legislative drafting files and Wisconsin Eye recordings;

    • citations for podcasts;

    • Wisconsin Ethics Opinions citation;

    • a formatting change that moves most citations after the affected text; and

    • new headers showing which section is on each page for easier navigation.

    Special thanks go to Amy J. Thornton, law librarian for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and Bonnie Shucha, director of the University of Wisconsin Law Library, who reviewed the latest edition and suggested new content.

    How to Order

    The Wisconsin Guide to Citation is available to members in print for $35 and to nonmembers for $45, and online via Books UnBound®, the State Bar’s interactive online library.

    Subscribers to the State Bar’s automatic supplementation service receive future updates to the Guide at a discount off the regular price.

    For current Books UnBound subscribers, the revised title is automatically included in the subscription.

    For more information or to place an order, visit the WisBar Marketplace or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838.

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