In the boxes below, you will find examples of references and in-text citations for each source. Select the type of legal material you are citing using the tabs.
In-text citation examples shown are for paraphrases and summaries (Author-Date pattern). When citing a direct quote, you will also need to include either a page number or paragraph number (Author-Date-# pattern). Visit the In-Text Citations tab to the left for more information!
If your legal material has more than one author or no author, follow the same format found in the Books tab to the left!
Consult the APA Style Blog-Legal for more information about how to cite legal resources in the APA Style.
Visit the Paralegal Guide to learn more about citing legal materials in the BlueBook or ALWS Styles.
Please note that APA formatting rules require that references be double spaced in the References list (see rule 6.22 in the Publication Manual). Due to space limitations, examples of APA references provided below are single spaced.