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Innocence Project Northwest Clinic--Citing Unusual Trial Sources

Updated March 27, 2012.
Prepared by Cheryl Nyberg.

This guide is part of a series for students in Prof. Jackie McMurtrie's Innocence Project Northwest Clinic. Companion guides include:


The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th ed. (2010)

"The Bluepages Tables, Court Documents," at pages 28-29. Abbreviations for words like affidavit, appendix, complaint, exhibit, hearing, summary, testimony, and transcript. Also indicates words that should not be abbreviated.

Inside back cover, "Quick Reference: Court Documents and Legal Memoranda." Formats for legislative materials, letters, interviews, and court documents.

Trial transcripts: Tr. pp-pp. Examples from Washington Reports:

McCluskey v. Handorff, 125 Wn.2d 1
...here." (Italics mine.) Rep.'s Tr., at 2219. The State's brief...
...not claiming immunity." Rep.'s Tr., at 2219. As a second...
...this particular location. Rep.'s Tr., at 2711-13, 2854-75. However, the...
...possible probative value. Rep.'s Tr., at 2947-48. The problem for...
...was "unreasonably dangerous". Rep.'s Tr., at 574-75. Next, the majority...

Opal v. Adams County, 128 Wn.2d 869
...Schlagel on that issue.'" Trial Tr. (Aug. 15-16, 1994) at 128...
...of something like that." Trial Tr. (Aug. 15-16, 1994) at 66...
...and explain the situation. Trial Tr. (Aug. 15-16, 1994) at 110...
...a land use permit." Trial Tr. (Aug. 15-16, 1994) at 131...

Greater Harbor 2000 v. Seattle, 132 Wn.2d 267
..of the City Council «18» Tr. of Summ. J. Decision, 66-67...

State v. Rife, 133 Wn.2d 140 
...substance and narcotic drug; «2» Tr. of Trial at 10, 13...

Lindberg v. Kitsap County, 133 Wn.2d 729
...Papers at 5; See Verbatim Tr. of Dec. 23, 1993 Show...
...8, 12. «5» See Verbatim Tr. of Dec. 23, 1993 Show...
...award of $1,110.00. See Verbatim Tr. of Jan. 14, 1994 Mot...

Coalition for the Homeless v. DSHS, 133 Wn.2d 894
...and Cross-Appellants (App. 1, Tr. of the Ruling of the...

Johnson v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 134 Wn.2d 795
...Review at 4 (quoting Trial Tr. at 64 (Sept. 7, 1990...

Furfaro v. Seattle, 144 Wn.2d 363
...Reporter's Transcript on Appeal (Rep. Tr.) (Dec. 10, 1997) at 146-47...
...standards of conduct ordinance. Rep. Tr. at 147 (Dec. 10, 1997...
...Resp'ts Br. at 17-18; Rep. Tr. (Dec. 16, 1997) at 116...
...testified to that effect. Rep. Tr. (Dec. 11, 1997) at 10...

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