TLR follows Bluebook 6.1. When an acronym will be used, it should be placed in parentheses without quotations, immediately after the first use of the term.
- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a U.S. law enforcement agency.
When a term, or group of terms, is to be abbreviated or shortened, the abbreviation should be placed in parentheses in quotations, immediately after the first use of that term (or those terms).
- Mr. and Mrs. Smith (together, “Defendants”) were found not guilty.
- U.S. Patent 890,007,354 (“the ’354 Patent”) was found valid.
- In 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was enacted.