It is becoming clear to me that I really need to switch to Firefox. If I were to switch, I would then be able to take advantage of CiteGenie – a Firefox extension that converts Westlaw citations to proper Blue Book format. Marc Hershovitz reports on the tool at LLRX.com. Taken from CiteGenie’s website:
When CiteGenie is installed, it adds a new option to the browser’s right-click menu to “Copy with CiteGenie.” To use CiteGenie, simply highlight the text in the court opinion, right-click and select the “Copy with CiteGenie” option (or just press Ctrl-Shift-C). Then you can paste the text into any other program, such as your word processor, and the text will be pasted, along with the pinpoint citation for the selected text from the court opinion.
CiteGenie can format in Bluebook, MLA, APA, Chicago and Wikipedia forms. While it currently works with Firefox, the “genie”-uses are now developing a version for Internet Explorer 6. Way to go!