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ALWD Guide to Legal Citation

Definition - What does ALWD Guide to Legal Citation mean?

The ALWD Guide to Legal Citation is a manual for legal citation. ALWD stands for the Association of Legal Writing Directors. The purpose of this manual is to help legal professionals understand how to make legal citations in a proper way.

The Association of Legal Writing Directors is a nonprofit organization.

Justipedia explains ALWD Guide to Legal Citation

The ALWD Guide to Legal Citation is a guide that competes with the Bluebook. The Bluebook is a citation guide that was created by universities such as Harvard, Yale and the University of Columbia. The ALWD Guide and the Bluebook have different approaches for a number of different citations.

Citations are frequently used in legal documents, so it is important for legal professionals to know how to make them properly. Both the ALWD Guide and the Bluebook can help legal professionals in this capacity.

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