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New York's Official Common Law: Publication and Legal Research and Writing Resources CLE
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When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9:00 AM
Where: Room 930
112 State Street
Albany, New York  12207
United States
Contact: 5188) 445-7691 x116

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New York's Official Common Law: Publication and Legal Research and Writing Resources CLE


This 75-minute program is presented by the Law Reporting Bureau (LRB), an agency of the Court of Appeals that edits and publishes the Official Reports of New York court decisions (NY3d, AD3d, Misc 3d, NY Slip Ops) -- the only court approved, official version of New York case law. The presentation provides a description of the print and online Official Reports and the features that distinguish them from unofficial versions, and a demonstration of the research and writing tools that are available on the public-access LRB website (, including a legal research portal that allows no-cost, instantaneous access to online legal source material for case law, statutes, the NYCRR (current and archival coverage) and village, town and city codes, and many other state, federal and international sources. Additional topics include privacy concerns in opinion publication and the “right to be forgotten”; an introduction to the Official Style Manual – an alternative to the Blue Book that is New York specific and utilized extensively by the courts and increasingly by other government agencies and practitioners; solutions to the more common citation and legal writing errors we encounter in our work; and a discussion of the process employed to select trial court opinions for publication, their role in the common law system, and how to submit a decision that you believe should be published. 

1.5 Skills credits.


Presented by:

William J. Hooks, State Reporter

Cara J. Brousseau, Deputy State Reporter

Katherine Breitenbach, Chief Legal Editor

Kayleigh Gekakis, Legal Editor


This program is free! Please register by following the link above.

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