Guide: How to cite a Court case in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Court case in APA style

Cite A Court case in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a court case using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Title, Volume number Document Title/Name Pages Used (Location Year Published).


Commonwealth Parliamentary Debates, 45 House of Representatives Extract from statement (Australian Parliament 1965).

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Title, Year Published)


I make it clear that the
Government has no desire to have Australian forces in Vietnam any longer than is necessary to ensure the
security of South Vietnam. In terms, that is practically what President Johnson said quite recently about the
presence of American forces in Vietnam. We and our allies are not seeking to take over North Vietnam. The
North Vietnamese must not take over South Vietnam by armed force or subversion.’ (Commonwealth Parliamentary Debates, 1965)

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