New York Official Reports

Law Reports Style Manual

Since 1956, the New York Law Reports Style Manual has been issued by the Law Reporting Bureau, an agency of the Unified Court System, as a guide for the preparation of opinions for publication in the Official Reports. The manual focuses on New York source material and covers five primary areas: citation, abbreviation, capitalization, quotation, and word style and usage.

The current version of the Style Manual, effective January 3, 2023, is available in HTML and Adobe PDF format. The online version is updated annually. Information concerning the availability of print copies of the Style Manual may be obtained from the Law Reporting Bureau by email ([email protected]), phone (518-453-6900), or mail (17 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207).

Current Style Manual

The HTML version of the 2022 edition of the Style Manual is fully hyperlinked and includes online search capabilities. The PDF version of the 2022 edition of the Style Manual may be viewed online or downloaded. Each version includes a 2024 update.

2022 HTML Version

2022 PDF Version

Style Manual Archives

2017: HTML PDF

2012: HTML PDF

2007: HTML PDF

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