AALL was among the early supporters of medium-neutral, public domain formats for citation to legal materials. The American Bar Association (ABA) has consistently stated its support for public domain citation, also known as neutral or universal citation. Below are materials that further explain public domain citation and provide jurisdiction-specific recommendations for its use.
Articles on Citation Reform:
- Michael Umberger, Neutral Citation, Law Librarians, and the Future of Public Access to Case Law, Unpublished paper, University of Washington Information School (2012).
- Ian Gallacher, Cite Unseen: How Neutral Citation and America's Law Schools Can Cure Our Strange Devotion to Bibliographical Orthodoxy and the Constriction of Open and Equal Access to the Law, 70 Alb. L. Rev. 491 (2007). (need a Westlaw password).
- Peter W. Martin, Neutral Citation, Court Web Sites, and Access to Authoritative Case Law, 99 Law Libr. J. 329 (2007).