ALWD Citation Manual. A guide to American legal citation written and edited by legal-writing professionals affiliated with the Association of Legal Writing Directors. • First published in 2000 as an alternative to the Blu-ebook, it contains one citation system for all legal documents and does not distinguish between citations in law-journal footnotes and those in other writings. The full name is the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation. — Often shortened to ALWD Manual. Cf. BLUEBOOK.