Common Legal Abbreviations or Terms

Abbreviation                             Meaning






A.
A.2d

Ala. Admin. Code
Ala. Code

Alaska Admin. Code
Alaska Stat.

All ER

A.L.R.
A.L.R.2d
A.L.R.3d
A.L.R.4th
A.L.R.5th
A.L.R. Fed.

Am. Jur.
Am. Jur.2d

Ariz. Admin. Code
Ariz. Admin. Reg.
Ariz. Rev. Stat.

Ark. Code

B.A.P.

BFP

BR or B/R




c.
cc.

CA

CB

CC

C-C

CE

CL

CNeg

COA

Cx

Cx-C

Cxl

Cal. Code
Cal. Code Reg.
CCR

CIF

C.F.R.

CJS

Cong. Rec.

Ct. Cl.

Δ (Greek letter Delta)

ER
EE

et. al.

F.
F.2d
F.3d

Fed. Reg. or FR

Fed. R. Bankr. P.
Fed. R. Civ. P.or  FRCP
Fed. R. Crim. P.
Fed. R. Evid.

F.Supp.
F.Supp.2d

GATT

HDC

I.L.M.

IRB

IRC

ISLN

J

JMOV

K

L/C

LLC
LLP

N.E.
N.E.2d

N.W.
N.W.2d

(Pilcrow)

Π (Greek letter Pi)

P.
P.2d
P.3d

p.
pp.

PL
Pub.L.

R.E. or R/E

Rev. Proc.
Rev. Rul.

s. or 
ss. or 

S.C.R.or  SCR
S.Ct.

S.E.
S.E.2d

SI

S/J

SMJ

So.
So.2d

SOL

SOR

Stat.

S.W.
S.W.2d
S.W.3d

T.D.

or  TM

UCC

UCMJ

UPC

U.S.

USC



USCA

USCCAN

USCS

UST

WTO

W. Va. Code
Copyright, meaning someone claims ownership of the text, book, music, software, etc.

Registered Trademark (typically a word or phrase identifying a company or product. Ex: Coca cola.)

Atlantic Reporter
Atlantic Reporter, 2nd Series

Alabama Administrative Code
(unofficial text)
Code of Alabama 1975 (unofficial text)

Alaska Administrative Code (unofficial text)
Alaska Statutes (unofficial text)


All England Law Reports


American Law Reports
American Law Reports, 2nd Series
American Law Reports, 3rd Series
American Law Reports, 4th Series
American Law Reports, 5th Series
American Law Reports, Federal

American Jurisprudence
American Jurisprudence, 2nd Series

Arizona Administrative Code
(unofficial text)
Arizona Administrative Register
(unofficial text)
Arizona Code
(unofficial text)

Arkansas Code (unofficial text)

Bankruptcy Appellate Panel

Bona Fide purchaser

Bankruptcy
(also the abbreviation for the United States bankruptcy courts reporter, West's Bankruptcy Reporter)


Chapter
Chapters

Class Action

Case Book

Commerce Clause

Counter-Claim

Collateral Estoppel

Common Law

Contributory Negligence

Court of Appeals

Constitution

Cross-Claim

Constitutional

California Code (unofficial text)
California Code of Regulations (see: CCR below)
California Code of Regulations (official text)

Coming into force

Code of Federal Regulations

Corpus Juris Secundum

Congressional Record

the United States Court of Federal Claims Reporter

Defendant

Employer
Employee

Latin for "and others"

Federal Reporter
Federal Reporter, 2nd Series
Federal Reporter, 3rd Series

Federal Register
(see Federal Register for full text from 1994 to date)

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Federal Rules of Evidence

Federal Supplement
Federal Supplement, 2nd Series

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

Holder in due course

International Legal Materials

Internal Revenue Bulletin (from July 2003 to date)

Internal Revenue Code

International Standards Lawyer Number


Judge

Judgment as a Matter of Law

Contract

Letter of Credit

Limited liability company
Limited liability partnership


North Eastern Reporter
North Eastern Reporter, 2nd Series

North Western Reporter
North Western Reporter, 2nd Series

Paragraph

Plaintiff


Pacific Reporter
Pacific Reporter, 2nd Series
Pacific Reporter, 3rd Series


Page
Pages

Public Law
Public Law

Real Estate

Revenue Procedure (published in IRB)
Revenue Ruling

Section
Sections


Supreme Court Reports (Supreme Court of Canada)
Supreme Court Reporter (Supreme Court of the United States)

South Eastern Reporter
South Eastern Reporter, 2nd Series

Statutory Instruments

Summary Judgment

Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Southern Reporter
Southern Reporter, 2nd Series

Statute of Limitations

Statutory Orders and Regulations

United States Statutes at Large
(See United States Code)

South Western Reporter
South Western Reporter, 2nd Series
South Western Reporter, 3rd Series

Treasury Decision

Trademark (such as a word or phrase identifying a company or product)

Uniform Commercial Code

Uniform Code of Military Justice
(Laws of the U.S. military)

Uniform Probate Code

United States Reports (beginning with v. 502 (1991))

United States Code
(a free website for the full text is at U.S. Code. This text is maintained by the U.S. Gov't Printing Office, but must be checked for revisions or amendments after its effective date.)

United States Code Annotated

United States Code Congressional and Administrative News

United States Code Service

United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (See Treaty series.)

World Trade Organization

West Virginia Code (unofficial text)