WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Parallel Citations

October 14, 2013

Tip of the Week

Every case that appears in a reporter has a citation that provides a volume number and page number where you can find the full case. When a case has been published in more than one reporter then it will have more than one citation, and each designates a reporter in which the case has appeared. These are called parallel citations.

WestlawNext® includes parallel citations at the top of each case, making it easy to find a case by citation no matter which reporter citation you happen to have. Parallel Citations are necessary when citing to a case in documents such as briefs or memoranda. WestlawNext provides every parallel citation you need to properly cite a case.

In WestlawNext you can see up to three parallel citations directly above the case you are viewing. If a case has more than three parallel citations, you will see a link to See Additional Citations. Click See Additional Citations.

See Additional Citations

This brings you to the Parallel Citations section, which lists all parallel citations available for the case.

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Using WestlawNext, you can view all of the parallel citations for your case and be confident that you have the information you need for an accurate citation.

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