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  • Circuit Court —Ill. Sup. Ct. R. 131(a).
    • Legibly written
  • App. Ct. — Ill. Sup. Ct. R. 341(a).
    • Double-spaced text, headings may be single-spaced
    • Margins: 1.5in left side, 1in on other three sides.
    • 12-point or larger, including quotes and any footnotes (discouraged). Condensed type is prohibited.
  • ILND Local Rules — 5.2(c)
    • Double-spaced
    • Margins: minimum of 1in each
    • 12 point font, footnotes no less than 11 point
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Century Type Family, 12pt

Dictionaries

Citation Format: Case Law

  • Illinois Apppellate Decision
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, 147 Ill. App. 3d 282 (App. Ct., 2d Dist. 2002).
    • Photon v Tea, 2012 IL App (2d), 16235, ¶5. (Public-Domain Case Designators*)
    • Pinpoint: Cicotte v. Rothstein, 147 Ill. App. 3d 282, 291 (App. Ct., 2d Dist. 2002).
    • Out-of-state: Cicotte v. Rothstein, 498 N.E. 2d 522 (Ill. App. Ct., 2d Dist. 2002).
    • Public-domain case designators
      • People v. Doe, 2011 IL App (1st) 101234
      • People v. Doe, 2011 IL App (2d) 101234
      • People v. Doe, 2011 IL App (3d) 101234
      • People v. Doe, 2011 IL App (4th) 101234
      • People v. Doe, 2011 IL App (5th) 101234
      • Doe v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2011 IL App (1st) 101234WC
  • Illinois Supreme Court
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, 823 Ill. 2d 244 (2002).
    • Photon v Tea, 2012 IL 16235, ¶5. (Public-Domain Case Designators* )
    • Out-of-state: Cicotte v. Rothstein, 921 N.E.2d 1302 (Ill. 2002).
    • Public-domain case designator: People v. Doe, 2011 IL 102345
  • Illinois Slip Opinion
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, No. 7-24-0192 (Ill. App. Ct., 2d Dist. July 14, 2002).
    • Pinpoint: Cicotte v. Rothstein, No. 7-24-0192 slip op. at 2 (Ill. App. Ct., 2d Dist. July 14, 2002).
  • Pending and Unreported Cases Only in Electronic Format
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, No. 7-24-0192, 2002 WL 1752971 (Ill. App. Ct., 2d Dist. July 14, 2002).
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, No. 7-24-0192, 2002 Ill. App. Lexis 536 (Ill. App. Ct., 2d Dist. July 14, 2002).
  • Parallel Citations (use when required by localrules or when helpful)
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, 147 Ill. App. 3d 638, 498 N.E. 2d 747, 101 Ill. Dec. 423 (App. Ct., 2d Dist. 2002).
  • Public Domain
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, 95-1394, p.2 (La. 5/21/96), 674 So.2d 947, 948.
  • Federal Court Opinion
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, 344 F. Supp. 801 (N.D. Ill. 2002).
  • Federal Appellate Court Opinion
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, 761 F.2d 394 (7th Cir. 2002).
  • Supreme Court
    • Cicotte v. Rothstein, 125 U.S. 37 (2002).

Citation Format: Statutes and Session Laws

  • Illinois Session Laws
    • Yadda Yadda Act, Pub. Act 78-795, 2003 Ill. Laws 2408.
    • Act of June 11, 2003, Pub. Act 90-9, 2003 Ill. Laws 2259, 2263.
    • (For Illinois Acts prior to 2003 use different format)
    • Criminal Code of 1961, 1961 Ill. Laws 1983.
    • Act of April 7, 1965, 1965 Ill. Laws 362.
    • (For Laws not yet published)
    • Blah Blah Act, Pub. Act 94-732, 2013 Ill. Legis. Serv. 12 (West).
    • Blah Blah Act, Pub. Act 94-732, Pub. Act 94-15, 2013-1 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. Adv. Legis. Serv. 13 (LexisNexis).
  • Federal Session Laws
    • Yadda Yadda Act of 2003, Pub. L. No. 91-190, §205, 83 Stat. 852, 855 (2003).
    • Act of July 19, 2003, Pub. L. No. 99-68, 99 Stat. 57.
    • (for United States at Large use)
    • Act of Sep. 9, 2003, Pub. L. No. 108-71, 2005 U.S.C.C.A.N. 183.
Citation Format: Codes
  • Illinois
    • Semi-official / Unannotated
    • 35 ILCS 635/20 (2004 State Bar Edition).
    • 810 ILCS 5/3-101 (2004 State Bar Edition).
    • Annotated Codes
    • S.H.A. 35 ILCS 635/20 (West 2003).
    • 35 ILCS 635/20 (LexisNexis 2003).
    • S.H.A. 810 ILCS 5/3-101 (West 2004).
    • 810 ILCS 5/3-101 (LexisNexis 2002).
    • (Supplements)
    • (new text is partially included in pocket part)
    • S.H.A. 35 ILCS 635/20 (West 2003 & Supp. 2006).
    • (new text is only in pocket part)
    • S.H.A. 35 ILCS 635/20 (West Supp. 2006).
    • 35 ILCS 635/20 (LexisNexis Supp. 2006).
    • Multiple Sections (consecutive)
    • 35 ILCS 200/26-20 to 200/26-25 (2004 State Bar Edition).
    • S.H.A. 35 ILCS 635/20 - 635/35 (West 2003).
    • (scattered)
    • 35 ILCS 200/26-20, 635/35 (2004 State Bar Edition).
    • Previous Code: Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 120 ¶799 (2003).
  • Federal
    • Official United States Code
    • 5 U.S.C. §391 (2000).
    • Unofficial / Annotated Codes
    • 5 U.S.C.A. §391 (West 2003).
    • 5 U.S.C.S. §391 (LexisNexis 2000).
    • (Supplements)
    • (new text is partially included in pocket part)
    • 3 U.S.C.A. §391 (West 2000 & Supp. 2006).
    • (new text only in pocket part)
    • 5 U.S.C.S. §391 (LexisNexis Supp. 2006).
    • Multiple Sections
    • (consecutive)
    • 5 U.S.C. §§391 - 1120 (2000).
    • 5 U.S.C. §§391, 2020 (2000).

Citation Format: Administrative Law

  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • 8 C.F.R. §923.3 (2006).
  • (if commonly known by its name)
  • FTC Credit Practices Rule, 16 C.F.R. pt. 444 (2006).
  • Federal Register
  • 63 Fed. Reg. 46,523 (Sept. 1, 2011) (to be codified at 7 C.F.R. pt. 430).
  • (if commonly known by its name)
  • Importation of Widgets, 45 Fed. Reg. 30,379 (Aug. 11, 2005).
  • (to be codified at 7 C.F.R. pt. 300).
  • Illinois Administrative Code
  • Ill. Admin. Code tit. 22, §513.011 (2004).
* Public domain citation system adopted in 2011. See Illinois Supreme Court Rules 6 and Rule 23 and Amended Order from October 4, 2011.