The basic structure of a case citation has at least these four basic elements:
Name of the case
The source where the case can be found
Name of the court that decided the case
Year the case was decided
Example: U.S. v. Johnson, 640 F.3d (6th Cir. 2011).
The subheadings under the Cases tab corresponds to each of these elements and provides an in-depth look at each. Each page will provide links to tutorials and practice materials to familiarize you with the basics.
See rule B10.1.4 if citing a pending or unreported case.
See rule B10.1.5 to include an explanatory parenthetical.
See rule B10.1.6 to include prior or subsequent history information.
See rule B10.2 for information on short citing a case.
State v. Moore, 189 P.3d 1107 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2008).
Case name (State v. Moore): See rule B10.1.1 and tables T6 and T10.
Reporter (189 P.3d 1107): See rule B10.1.2 and table T1 for abbreviated names of reports. See also Ariz. R. Civ. App. P. 13(f) for a local court rule on which reporter to use in case citations in Arizona court documents.
Court name and year of decision (Ariz. Ct. App. 2008): See rule B10.1.3 and table T1 for abbreviated court names in US jurisdictions.