Citing & writing: Legal information resources

Legal citation

The APA guide recommends you use the legal style manual of your country to cite its respective legal source. The Canadian style guide for legal citation is the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation [print], also known as McGill style. The latest edition is the 2023 (10th) edition.

The McGill style guide is a quadrennially-released style and citation guide for Canadian legal writing. Updates for the 9th edition included emphasizing permalinks, giving higher "citable" status to online legal sources, citing Indigenous law sources, and providing guiding principles for citing a wide range of legal resources. 

Please confirm with your instructor on his or her citation style preferences, as the use of APA and McGill styles will be instructor-specific in most departments.

Legal citation generation 

Online quick guides to legal citation


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