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 (LRBpublications@nycourts.gov), 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.