I am supposed to be using secondary authority and following the blue book guidelines to get the correct citation.
It appears that Avvo designated this section on its site to pose legal issues by for practicing attorneys for evaluation of appropriate options, issue helpful options on any available procedural and legal concepts that may assist any given person in selecting the appropriate legal route to handle that legal issue.
It seems improper to use this section as a teaching aid for law school assignments for legal writing.
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Does your school have an Honor Code? If so, I suggest you review it forthwith.
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If you are having trouble with citations, talk to your legal writing professor, their TA, a fellow student, or maybe even one of the staff at the law library. Ethically, it seems like a bad idea to pose the question on this site because you are essentially asking us to do part of your assignment. Plus, you're going to need to learn these skills anyways because you are going to be using them a LOT on your A and B papers, for any courses in which you need to write a paper or memo, and later in your professional career. It's a good idea to learn these skills now while you have all sorts of resources at your disposal, rather than later when you are expected to just know them and you have very little time to learn.
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