List of Legal Abbreviations, Part One

Understanding legal abbreviations is a good way to make sure able to understand your legal situation. Unfortunatly, legal terms are hard to get familiar with, on their own. Then, abbreviations come into play. Our attorney in Raleigh NC is here to list out all the different legal term abbreviations for you. We hope they help.

Legal Abbreviations | Attorney Raleigh NC

  • XXN – Cross examination
  • XN – Examination in Chief
  • WTO: World Trade Organization
  • Va. Code: West Virginia Code (unofficial text)
  • v.:versus. Used when plaintiff is listed first on a case title. John Doe v. Richard Roe.
  • UST: United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (See Treaty series.)
  • USCS: United States Code Service
  • USCCAN: United States Code Congressional and Administrative News
  • USCA: United States Code Annotated
  • USC: 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.)
  • UPC: Uniform Probate Code
  • UCMJ: Uniform Code of Military Justice (Laws of the U.S. military)
  • UCC: Uniform Commercial Code
  • S.: United States Reports (beginning with v. 502 (1991))
  • ™ or TM: Trademark
  • D.: Treasury Decision
  • or §§: Sections
  • SOR: Statutory Orders and Regulations
  • SOL: Statute of Limitations
  • 2d: Southern Reporter, 2nd Series
  • SMJ: Subject-matter jurisdiction
  • SI: Statutory instruments
  • See also “ad.” above. “vs.” is used in most scholarly writing in other fields, but “v.” alone in legal writing.
  • sd: said
  • SCOTUS – Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court of the United States)
  • S/J: Summary judgment
  • W.3d: South Western Reporter, 3rd Series
  • W.2d: South Western Reporter, 2nd Series
  • W.: South Western Reporter
  • E.2d: South Eastern Reporter, 2nd Series
  • E.: South Eastern Reporter
  • or §: Section
  • Ct.: Supreme Court Reporter (Supreme Court of the United States)
  • Rul.: Revenue Ruling (published in IRB)
  • Proc.: Revenue Procedure (published in IRB)
  • R: Rex or Regina
  • I.A.A. – Reports of International Arbitral Awards
  • E. or R/E: Real Estate
  • R J – Recurring Judgement. (published in All In Reports)

Join us again during our next blog post. There, you’ll find another list of abbreviations used for legal terms in court and in documents.

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