Proposed Citation System

Report to Board of Bar Governors
Technology Resource Committee
June 22, 1994

Specifics of Implementation

Text of Rule Change

Following is a draft amendment to Supreme Court Rule 80.01 and 80.02 presented for illustration:

SCR 80.01 is renumbered SCR 80.01(1) and 80.01(2) is created to read:

(2)The Clerk's Office of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals shall maintain an archive in electronic format of the opinions, rules, and orders of the court of appeals and supreme court. The archive shall be the controlling text in the event of any disagreement among reporters.

SCR 80.02 is renumbered SCR 80.02 (1) and amended to read:

SCR 80.02 Proper citation.

(1) The citation of any published opinion of the court of appeals or the supreme court released by the clerk of the supreme court prior to (the enactment date of the rule change), in the table of cases in a brief and the initial citation in a memorandum or other document filed with the court of appeals or the supreme court shall include a reference to the volume and page number of the Wisconsin Reports and of the North Western Reporter in which the opinion is published. Subsequent citations shall include references to the volume and page number of at least one of these publications and shall be internally consistent.

SCR 80.02 (2) is created to read:

(2) The citation of any published opinion of the court of appeals or the supreme court released by the clerk of the supreme court after (the enactment date of the rule change), in the table of cases in a brief and the initial and subsequent citations in a memorandum or other document filed with the court of appeals or the supreme court shall include a reference to the calendar year, the court name, and the sequential number assigned by the clerk of the supreme court. Pinpoint citations shall be made to the paragraph number.

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