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Court Reporters

Court opinions are published in sets called reporters. Digests are tools that help researchers locate cases on specific legal topics or issues.

Washington State

The Law Library also has the official reporters for the Washington appellate courts:




Call No.


 Supreme Court

 Washington Reports
 Washington Reports
, 2d

 Wash. 2d

 KFW45 .A22

 Reference Area
 L2 Compact Stacks

 Court of Appeals

 Washington Appellate Reports

 Wash. App.

 KFW48 .A5W3c

 Reference Area
 L2 Compact Stacks

When citing Washington cases to Washington courts, follow the Reporter of Decisions Style Sheet, which uses different abbreviations for Washington court reports:

  • Washington Reports = Wash.
  • Washington Reports, 2d = Wn.2d
  • Washington Appellate Reports = Wn. App.

The Law Library generally has other official state reporters that predate coverage in the regional reporters. Search the catalog by the name of the state and the phrase "law reports." LLMC Digital–a commercial online source to which the Law Library subscribes--contains PDF images of many old state court reports. Follow the link on the Legal Databases & Indexes page. The Caselaw Access Project also provides access to reporters from many state and federal jurisdictions (including Washington) with PDF scans of the original: