JM Standalone

Juris-M is a variant of Zotero, with legal and multilingual support.
Juris-M for Windows
(OS installer)

For all modern Windows systems (not Windows XP).

Juris-M for Mac
(OS installer)

For all Mac OS X systems.

Juris-M for Linux
(64-bit binary)

For modern Linux machines.

Juris-M for Linux
(32-bit binary)

For Linux machines.

Test Release

A preliminary version of the Juris-M 5.0 Standalone client is available for testing. For notes and instructions on the test release and its Google Chrome connector, please visit this link.

Browser Plugins

Use a browser plugin to add items to your Juris-M Client library. The official Zotero plugins, linked below, are compatible with Juris-M as well. Supported sites include Google Scholar, JSTOR, Cornell LII, Hein Online, and many more.
Google Chrome
(plugin installer)

The Zotero connector plugin for Google’s “Chromium” browser, on all personal computers.

Safari
(plugin installer)

The Zotero connector plugin for the Safari browser, on Mac OS X systems.

Firefox
(plugin installer)

The Firefox plugin version of Juris-M linked here will serve as a connector if it is configured to use the same database as Juris-M Standalone.

To run the entire Juris-M suite as a Firefox plugin, please also install the Auxiliary Plugins at the bottom of this page.

Auxiliary Plugins

Install the plugins below as needed to replicate the functionality of Juris-M Standalone in the Firefox browser.

LibreOffice Writer
(word processor plugin)

The Zotero LibreOffice Integration plugin, repackaged with some small changes to make it work with Juris-M. If you experience problems with this plugin, please report them to the Zotero forums with a distinguishing marker like "[Juris-M]" in the subject line.

Word for Windows
(word processor plugin)

The Zotero Word for Windows Integration plugin, repackaged with some small changes to make it work with Juris-M. If you experience problems with this plugin, please report them to the Zotero forums with a distinguishing marker like "[Juris-M]" in the subject line.

Word for Mac
(word processor plugin)

The Zotero Word for Mac Integration plugin, repackaged with some small changes to make it work with Juris-M. If you experience problems with this plugin, please report them to the Zotero forums with a distinguishing marker like "[Juris-M]" in the subject line.

Myles
(modular style bundle)

To enable modular style support in Juris-M for Firefox, install this plugin. (JM Standalone comes with Myles pre-installed.) The plugin provides jurisdiction-specific style code to the citation processor, updated automatically at intervals from the Juris-M Style Modules repository.

If you would like to contribute code to the repository, begin by reviewing the interactive tutorial in the Style Development area of this website (you will be prompted to sign in with a GitHub account).

Note that the plugin only takes effect for the JM family of styles. Modular legal style support can be enabled in mainstream CSL and legacy MLZ styles with minimal effort, however. If you would legal style support added to an existing CSL style, please sign up for the Juris-M support list and post a note there.

Abbreviation Filter
(abbrevs and jurisdictions)

The Abbreviation Filter provides style-specific abbreviation lists for use with the Juris-M clients, including those set forth in The Indigo Book: A Manual of Legal Citation, Public Resource (2016).

The Filter provides an interface for adding, editing and managing abbreviation lists, accessible under an Abbrevs. button that appears in the word processor citation popups of Juris-M and Zotero, and via the Open Style Editor pane of Juris-M. (The Filter will function in official Zotero, although it is not currently accessible in the Style Editor.)

The Filter allows legal resources to be given their full, library-friendly names in Juris-M data, removing some of the mystery for collaborators not schooled in law-specific abbreviation arcana.

RTF/ODF Scan
(project site)

For writing platforms not directly supported by a word processor plugin (Scrivener is a common case), Juris-M can be used with the RTF/ODF Scan plugin. The plugin enables scannable citation placeholders that can be pasted into any document text. The placeholders can be converted to “live” Zotero/Juris-M citations when the document is exported in the ODF format used by LibreOffice.

Important: If you have a previously installed version of RTF/ODF Scan plugin (not from this site), you must remove the old version in order for the plugin to work correctly.

Indigo Signals
(project site)

Law review editors in the United States generally require the use of a conventional set of “signals” to indicate the manner of support that individual citations lend to the author”s argument (to wit: e.g., accord, see, see also, cf., contra, but see, but cf., and see generally).

This plugin enables convenient shortcut entry of such signals.

ZotFile for Juris-M
(compatible version)

ZotFile is a powerful extension for handling file attachments in Zotero, maintained by Josche Legewie at NYU. The plugin version linked here is identical to the official ZotFile release, with a trivial patch to enable use with Juris-M.

CSL Processor and Tools

The Citation Style Language (CSL) is the magic behind citation formatting in many services on the Web today. Zotero and Juris-M rely on the citeproc-js implementation of CSL maintained by Frank Bennett. You can contact Frank via the Juris-M support lists.

(For the curious, propachi is a Japanese slang term for a professional pachinko player.)

citeproc-js
(project site)

The processor code itself is primarily of interest to site maintainers and software developers.

Propachi Vanilla
(latest processor version)

On rare occasions, issues arise that require a change in the core code of the citation processor. Zotero and Juris-M users who wish to take advantage of a fix immediately can do so by installing this propachi-vanilla plugin. Its only effect is to swap in the latest processor version, and it can be removed when a Zotero version incorporating the fix is released.

Propachi Upper
(for uppercase subtitles)

Some citation styles require that the first character of a subtitle in “sentence case” be capitalized, and others do not. CSL does not currently have a mechanism for representing this difference, and citeproc-js will render subtitles as written. Zotero and Juris-M users who require uppercasing of the first character in subtitles can install this propachi-upper plugin to achieve the desired effect.

Citation Stylesheets

Juris-M Styles

The JM styles bundled with Juris-M provide modular support for legal referencing. Standard styles from the CSL Style Repository can be adapted for modular legal style support. If you require legal support in a standard CSL style, post a request to the Juris-M mailing lists.

JM Chicago Full Note
(Juris-M style)

JM Chicago Full Note with Indigo legal referencing is the recommended citation style for English-language theses in the Nagoya University Graduate School of Law, the institutional home of Juris-M.

Tip: This style relies on the Myles plugin for legal style support. Legal references in this style will work correctly only in Juris-M, and only when the Myles plugin is also installed. (The Myles plugin is included in JM Standalone.)

JM Indigo
(Juris-M style)

JM Indigo [a] is based on the freely available eponymous guide edited by Sprigman et al. and published by Public.Resource.Org. The Indigo Book provides a detailed description of the citation rules for US legal writing. JM Indigo extends its coverage to additional jurisdictions through Juris-M modular style support (link requires GitHub ID and password). To enable legal referencing, be sure to install the Myles browser plugin.

If JM Indigo does not render a cite in the form you expect, post a note to the Juris-M mailing lists and we will fix it.

Tip: This style relies on the Myles plugin for legal style support. Legal references in this style will work correctly only in Juris-M, and only when the Myles plugin is also installed. (The Myles plugin is included in JM Standalone.)

JM Indigo
Law Review
(Juris-M style)

Identical to the main JM Indigo style, but with roman-style type instead of italic for first-reference case names.

Tip: This style relies on the Myles plugin for legal style support. Legal references in this style will work correctly only in Juris-M, and only when the Myles plugin is also installed. (The Myles plugin is included in JM Standalone.)

JM OSCOLA
(Juris-M style)

The MLZ implementation of the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Resources.

Tip: This style relies on the Myles plugin for legal style support. Legal references in this style will work correctly only in Juris-M, and only when the Myles plugin is also installed. (The Myles plugin is included in JM Standalone.)

JM DPCE
(new style)

Style suitable for submissions to Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo, an Italian publisher specializing in comparative and European public law.

JM Turabian (EU)
(polyglot style)

A European style modeled on CSL Turabian. This style renders items in the locale of the Language field: “nl” for Dutch, “fr” for French, “de” for German, “es” for Spanish, and either “en” or an empty Language field for English.

This style must currently be used with one of the Propachi plugins above, because it depends on facilities recently added to the citation processor.

JM CMS Polyglot
(polyglot style)

This style is the same as JM Chicago Full Note, but with terms localized to the following languages: Dutch nl, English en, French fr, German de, Russian ru, Spanish es, Ukrainian uk. The default locale for this style is English.

Like JM Turabian, this style must currently be used with one of the Propachi plugins above, because it depends on facilities recently added to the citation processor.

Tip: This style relies on the Myles plugin for legal style support. Legal references in this style will work correctly only in Juris-M, and only when the Myles plugin is also installed. (The Myles plugin is included in JM Standalone.)

JM Harvard (ANU)
(polyglot style)

This is a Harvard variant, with support for legal referencing.

Tip: This style relies on the Myles plugin for legal style support. Legal references in this style will work correctly only in Juris-M, and only when the Myles plugin is also installed. (The Myles plugin is included in JM Standalone.)

JM CMS T&F Author-Date
(new style)

Taylor & Francis has several styles in their stable. This one is a variant of Chicago Author-Date.

Tip: This style relies on the Myles plugin for legal style support. Legal references in this style will work correctly only in Juris-M, and only when the Myles plugin is also installed. (The Myles plugin is included in JM Standalone.)

MLZ Styles

The MLZ styles linked below predate Juris-M and modular legal style support. Although now deprecated, these styles are still valid and can be used in Juris-M.

CSL Style Repository
(standard styles)

For non-legal resources, the Juris-M citation processor is fully compatible with standard CSL styles, without modification.

MLZ Chicago Full Note
(legacy style)

The legacy MLZ implementation of Chicago Manual of Style full-note referencing. Adapted from the Zotero style of the same name.

MLZ New Zealand Law
(legacy style)

The MLZ implementation of the New Zealand Law style for legal resources.

An early contribution to the MLZ family of styles from Victoria University of Wellington, this style is now being adapted to the new modular Juris-M style system.