Practice Section Submission Guidelines
The Law Tribune publishes approximately thirty practice sections per calendar year that rely on contributed articles from attorneys and other professionals who work with the legal community. Here are some simple guidelines for those who would like to contribute.
Reserving A Spot:
Please notify Editor-In-Chief Paul Sussman, email: PSussman@alm.com, eight weeks in advance of the special section's publication date if you would like to contribute an article. At this point, all you need to provide is a general topic.
Articles should be about 1,200 words long. If they need to be much longer, please inform the Editor-In-Chief well in advance.
No footnotes. Please work case citations and references to other source materials into the text of the article.
Please try to write your article in such a way so that a lawyer in any type of practice can follow it. If you write specifically for attorneys in your practice area, you will greatly reduce your audience.
Send articles via e-mail, as a Microsoft Word attachment, at least ten days before the publication date. If you need an extension, contact the Editor-In-Chief. No PDF submissions.
If you have not had an article published previously, please e-mail a high-resolution photo of yourself in a jpeg format. The photo should be at least 100KB when configured as a jpeg.
Please include a one or two sentence professional bio describing your status in your firm (associate, partner, of counsel, etc.) and offering a few details about your practice. It is acceptable to include an e-mail contact, but no phone numbers.
The editor will make no substantive change in an article without consulting the author. However, copy editing and other stylistic alterations will be made without notice and articles that exceed the maximum length will be cut if no prior request has been made for extra space. Time constraints prevent our providing proofs for the author's review.
The Law Tribune will write headlines and subheadings. Suggestions by the author are helpful but not binding.