Once you practice law, how important is Bluebooking?

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Gamecubesupreme
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Once you practice law, how important is Bluebooking?

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:13 pm

I mean, when I write a brief, if I can cite cases and the occasional law review correctly, I shouldn't have to worry about any other rule in the Bluebook, right?

I don't see why anyone would need to know all the nuances of the Bluebook unless he/she is aiming to become an academic.

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Re: Once you practice law, how important is Bluebooking?

Postby 3|ink » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:16 pm

It's probably nice to know.

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Re: Once you practice law, how important is Bluebooking?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:34 pm

You might need to cite legislative history now and then.

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Re: Once you practice law, how important is Bluebooking?

Postby ph14 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:37 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:I mean, when I write a brief, if I can cite cases and the occasional law review correctly, I shouldn't have to worry about any other rule in the Bluebook, right?

I don't see why anyone would need to know all the nuances of the Bluebook unless he/she is aiming to become an academic.


It's important, but you don't have to be perfect. But in practice, mostly cases are cited. So you should at least know how to Bluebook cases really well (it's not that hard).

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Re: Once you practice law, how important is Bluebooking?

Postby Emma. » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:10 am

Gamecubesupreme wrote:I mean, when I write a brief, if I can cite cases and the occasional law review correctly, I shouldn't have to worry about any other rule in the Bluebook, right?

I don't see why anyone would need to know all the nuances of the Bluebook unless he/she is aiming to become an academic.


This is what paralegals are for.




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