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Bluebook Quick Reference: Abbreviations and How-tos


This list only includes abbreviations for states' Court of Appeals.

Court of Appeal Abbreviations

State Court of Appeals Abbreviation
Alabama (Civil)      Ala. Civ. App.
Alabama (Criminal) Ala. Crim. App.

Alaska Ct. App.

Arizona Ariz. Ct. App.
Arkansas Ark. Ct. App.
California Cal. Ct. App.
Colorado Colo. App.
Connecticut Conn. App. Ct.
Delaware (Court of Chancery)                                           Del. Ch.
District of Columbia D.C.
Florida Fla. Dist. Ct. App.
Georgia Ga. Ct. App.
Hawaii Haw. Ct. App.
Idaho Idaho Ct. App.
Illinois Ill. App. Ct.
Indiana Ind. Ct. App.
Iowa Iowa Ct. App.
Kansas Kan. Ct. App.
Kentucky Ky. Ct. App.
Louisiana La. Ct. App.
Maine No appellate court
Maryland Md. Ct. Spec. App.
Massachusetts Mass. App. Ct.
Michigan Mich. Ct. App.
Minnesota Minn. Ct. App.
Mississippi Miss. Ct. App.
Missouri Mo. Ct. App.
Montana No appellate court
Nebraska Neb. Ct. App.
Nevada No appellate court
New Hampshire  No appellate court
New Jersey N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div
New Mexico N.M. Ct. App.
New York N.Y. App. Div.
North Carolina N.C. Ct. App.
North Dakota N.D. Ct. App.
Ohio Ohio Ct. App.
Oklahoma (Criminal) Okla. Crim. App.
Oklahoma (Civil) Okla. Civ. App.
Oregon Or. Ct. App.
Pennsylvania Pa. Super. Ct.
Rhode Island  No appellate court
South Carolina S.C. Ct. App.
South Dakota  No appellate court
Tennessee Tenn. Ct. App.
Texas (Criminal) Tex. Crim. App.
Texas Tex. App.
Utah Utah Ct. App.
Vermont No appellate court
Virginia Va. Ct. App.
Washington Wash. Ct. App.
West Virginia  No appellate court
Wisconsin Wis. Ct. App.
Wyoming No appellate court