D. Mont. L.R. 10.3

Montana Rules of Court

Rules of Procedure of the United States District Court for the District of Montana

Chapter II. Civil Cases

Rule 10. Filings

10.3 Citation Form

 (a) All documents filed with the Court shall follow the citation form described in the current edition of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Citation Manual or the most recent edition of The Bluebook. The use of internal citations that refer to a particular page or paragraph of a cited authority is required.


 (b) All citations to federal acts, such as the Miller Act, Federal Employers Liability Act, Indian Child Welfare Act, etc., must be accompanied by a parallel citation to the United States Code, United States Code Service, or United States Code Annotated. Reference to a Code section, without reference to any section within an Act, is acceptable.


 (c) For any violation of L.R. 10.3, the Court in its discretion may return the document for correction.


Effective January 1, 2002;  amended December 1, 2003. Renumbered and amended effective December 1, 2005.

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