As you've seen in the previous article, there are 2 main components of CiteRight, a browser extension, and a Microsoft Word Add-In. The browser extension is where you or a colleague would add cases into your CiteRight library. The Word Add-In is used to cite those cases automatically and build out the books of authorities. Here, we'll get introduced to how to cite cases in the CiteRight Microsoft Word Add-In.
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Citing your cases using CiteRight
Now that your cases are all added to CiteRight, you can easily view those by opening up CiteRight in Microsoft Word and clicking on a case that you want to cite. See below for how that would work.
Open CiteRight and select a case
Presto! Case cited!
Learn more! Citing a case in Word
Learn more! Not case law? Creating a custom reference
Making edits to citations
One of the many advantages to using CiteRight is that edits to your citations or pinpoints are really easy to make! All you need to do is click on the reference you'd like to edit and the case text will appear in the side panel.
Note: When you click on a case, the Cite button now changes to Update. This lets you know that CiteRight is ready to swap out or update your existing reference.
Learn more: Changing a reference you've already cited
Learn more: All about pinpoints
Learn more: Modifying a reference
If you are going to be working on a long document, turn off instant rendering. This will stop the system from live updating the CiteRight references as you cite them with ibids, supras, and short forms.
Learn more: When to turn on/off Instant Render
I'm receiving the "Please insert reference outside of content control" error, what do I do?
Converting a non CiteRight document to a CiteRight document
Sometimes you encounter documents that have not been created with CiteRight. Converting them is easy! Here's how you do it:
Step 1 Ensure the case is saved in the library
Step 2 Locate the correct case in the side panel of the CiteRight Microsoft Word application
Step 3 Cite the case in place of the footnote or in-text reference
Microsoft Word will not allow you to replace a footnoted reference so you'll need to cite the case first, validate that you have captured the correct pinpoints, and then delete the non-CiteRight reference
Generating a table of authorities
Now that you've cited all your references or converted your references to, a table of authorities is just a click away!
Learn more: Inserting a Table of Authorities
Associate or articling student: The final work products
Paraprofessional: Assembling and generating your Book of Authorities
Partner or senior lawyer: The final work products