Questions tagged [legal-style]

Tag {legal-style} is for questions concerning (La)TeX and the exacting requirements of any style guide for legal documents and their citation. Such style guides are The McGill Guide, Bluebook, Australian Guide to Legal Citation, and many others.

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How to cite laws and regulations completely inline?

As it has been covered before, I'd like to cite laws/regulations/directives or e.g. court decisions. Use case My jurisdiction is Germany, in case that matters for the style. I don't write a huge paper ...
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Citing court cases in APA 7 with BibLaTeX

I'm having trouble citing a U.S. District Court case using the apa7 class with Biber. According to this reference, the format should be as follows (using the information I need in my citation): ...
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How to format .bib for US Code legal citations

I'm looking for the correct format to fully flush out the .bib entry for "17 U.S.C. 107 - Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use" that needs to be presented bluebook style. I'm using \...
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Will [lawcite] soon implement a Bluebook legal citation style? [closed]

Two years ago the Question What is best practice re. handling legal sources with Biblatex/Biber for disciplines other than law? received numerous thoughtful comments, perhaps helping to inspire the ...
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Style files for court forms: motions, affidavits, etc?

The required formatting and text of court forms is specific to each jurisdiction. This calls for custom style files, similar to a custom style file for each university's thesis and dissertation ...
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Fastest typed LaTeX template for live conversations

I have some examples of LaTeX notes but the formatting is so sophisticated it'd be too slow to actually type these kinds of LaTeX notes live in a heated debate. What's a LaTeX template for notes that ...
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LawTeX not generating Table of Authorities

I am using LawTeX and have found it is very hit or miss when generating the Table of Authorities. I am using the following citations: \citecase{Scarborough v. United States, 431 U.S. 563 (1977)} \...
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Oscola biblatex numerical index (table of authorities) not sorting correctly

The BL-Oscola package implements the OSCOLA legal citation format. It generates multiple indexes - tables of authorities - with separate tables for cases, legislation etc. For European Union cases it ...
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How can I use a counter in my index, in lieu of page numbers (like UK legal textbooks)?

I have a document with numbered paragraphs along the margin, setup as a simple counter. I now want my index using imakeidx to show the relevant number from my counter rather than \thepage, as is ...
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UK law report style' index of cases

UK Law reports feature a list of cases referred to in the judgment at the beginning, alphabetised, but without page numbers and incorporated seamlessly into the running text (ie in the middle of the ...
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Command "root" and "subcommands"

Greetings from Switzerland, (I apologise for this poorly worded question) Is it possible to create a command "root" (e.g. \law, with a fixed structure as detailed below, never used in the document ...
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Customise biblatex entry type or amend existing one?

I was wondering whether it's possible to add a biblatex entry type (as I do not wish to use a different biblatex style) to something like "law". When it comes to law, unfortunately my university's ...
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Formatting Sections, Subsesctions and SubSubsections for Legal Contracts

LaTeX looks like it might potentially be a powerful tool for writing legal contracts. My contracts are formatted quite simply with three descending heading levels. Each heading level is ...
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Court Legal Transcript Template

I'm trying to reproduce a court transcript. I find no packages or other examples that perform this exactly. Has anyone worked on this? A visual example of how these transcripts look is attached. ...
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biblatex-chicago: How do I make use of "supranotes"?

Like the title says. I have supranotes=true in the options for the package. I have two footnotes (made with \footcite{}) with another footnote in between so I don't just get "ibid". But still the ...
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What is best practice re. handling legal sources with Biblatex/Biber for disciplines other than law?

This is partly a 'before I reinvent the wheel' question and partly a question about best practice. Do any existing solutions handle legal sources appropriately in documents using Biblatex/Biber which ...
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KOMA-Script and quote environments in footnotes

I'm trying to properly typeset an inline citation following a quote environment embedded in a footnote in both scrlttr2 and scrartcl. This is necessary to properly accomplish certain aspects of ...
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Automatically create labels for sections

I'm working on some kind of experimental law document that will probably be edited a lot. Some law paragraphs make reference to law articles or paragraphs. As the document will be edited a lot, the ...
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Ignoring parentheticals in LawTeX citations

The LawTeX package (here) includes bluebook.sty to automate legal citations. In legal writing, the term "Id." is used to repeat the immediately preceding citation. But there's an exception (Bluebook ...
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How to continue \startParagraphNumbers in ConteXt

I just started using ConteXt to typeset some legal documents. The paragraphs in these docs need to be numbered sequentially. And though I did find a code for this in here ConteXt Ref \...
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Is there a citation style for the "Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation" aka McGill Guide?

I have searched for answers, and it appears that there is a version of the McGill Guide legal citation format around but it hasn't been released generally. Does anyone know if there are plans to ...
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Adding a piece of international law to BibTeX

How do I add: UN General Assembly, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, art. 12, 10 December 1948, 217 A (III), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6b3712c.html [accessed 17 February ...
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Suppressing Paragraph Numbers in LawTex

I am using the LawTex package, arbitration class. I am trying to edit the final page but I need to remove the paragraph numbers that are automatically put in place. Essentially, on the last page I ...
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Can a bibliography driver choose where to put a pinpoint reference / postnote? [closed]

I'm writing a bibliography driver to handle case citations in a particular style (AGLC, not that it matters). Normal citations follow a standard format: {prenote} {name} {note} {postnote} So, for ...
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Is there a way to move the "year" to the back of a footnote citation, placing the "page" right before it?

The reason I want to do it is that the Bluebook style for American legal academica requires it. But I haven't been able to find out on how to do it. I have moved close to the desired Bluebook result ...
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Definite article "The" moved to the back of the "title" of an article (solved) [closed]

I love LaTeX, but sadly there is not style for the Bluebook Uniform System of Citation used in Law Schools. I won't go back to Word Processors, so I decided to tweak some existing style into something ...
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How to customize enumeration to implement Brazilian law texts?

This is a standard model of a Brazilian contract: http://www.consultta.com/modelos_contratos/modelos_contrato/0215.htm It more or less follow the way Brazilian laws are written: as you can see, the ...
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Number and reference paragraphs

For "law-documents" you often want to enumerate every paragraph and cite them somewhere else in your document. This enumeration shall increase through the whole document and have the possibility to ...
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Table of contents to display (linguex) paragraph numbers

I am writing a legal document with numbered paragraphs and I would like the table of contents to list paragraph numbers, not page numbers. I am using linguex.sty to count the paragraphs (in the MWE ...
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McGill Style for Legal Citation for Latex

I was curious if there was a style package for the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 7th Edition, or affectionally known as the McGill citation style? I found LawTex, however it uses the ...
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Is there a document class or package specifically for drafting United States legal documents?

I recently drafted a non-disclosure agreement in TeX using the document class article. I liked doing this a lot and I intend to continue doing my legal paperwork in TeX. Do document classes or ...
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Creating Entry in Bibtex for Executive Orders

Anybody have any idea on how to create the proper APA entry for an Executive Order in my .bib? I can't seem to find any guidance on what fields to use to make it work. The reference should appear ...
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Bluebook support in Latex?

I need to write a paper conforming with the blue book standards. Has there been any move on creating packages that support blue book-style formatting and citations? Or should I get ready to do a ...
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What is the proper way to cite a legal document?

I need to cite some decrees in my essay for philosophy of science class. I believe it is a common problem, so there should be a standardized way. Thanx.
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First author in bibliography in lastname, firstname but subsequent authors as firstname lastname

The Australian Legal Citation Guide v3 states that for a bibliography, the entry for a book should have the first author appear as lastname, firstname and then all subsequent authors appear as ...
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Biblatex style file for OSCOLA?

I'm trying to use biblatex to generate citations that follow the Oxford Standard for Citation Of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/publications/oscola.php. I'm not sure what citation ...
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