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Publication Resources for Law Librarians

Carol Bannen composed the original version of the following annotated alphabetical list of publications and publishers contact information. Please forward information on other publications and publishers for inclusion in this list to the current page editor, James Donovan, at james.donovan@uky.edu.

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AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS

Bizjournals is the online media division of American City Business Journals, the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers. It operates the Web sites for each of the company's 41 print business journals and operates a web-only site with local business news and information for Los Angeles.  Especially open to submissions of the "press release" variety.

Contact Information:
http://www.bizjournals.com/about us/contact?ex=editor
  Examples of Legal Services News
 
AMERICAN LAWYER MEDIA (Incisive Media Brand)

Bylined material and submissions
(adapted from the web site)
The vast majority of articles in The American Lawyer are reported and written by journalists on staff. The magazine rarely publishes analyses of legal and industry changes written by outside experts or lawyers. Guest-writer opportunities include:

  • Management columns by professional staff, consultants, or law firm managers on important trends in legal management.
  • Law office technology advice or analysis by experts (lawyers, staff, consultants, or vendors).
  • Intellectual property trends.
  • The Arguments column, which covers important developments in public policy.
  • Book reviews of recently published non-fiction of interest to our audience (but not highly technical practice books).

Such columns and stories are usually 600 to 1,500 words. Authors should submit written queries (a proposal abstract)­. If American Lawyer Media is interested, an editor will discuss the query with the author before the topic is finalized and the article is written. The magazine occasionally publishes other types of bylined articles by lawyers. As with other story ideas, it is best to propose the idea via e-mail. Articles and columns are generally commissioned months in advance of publication and all writers must sign contributors' contracts.

ALM encourages prospective authors to also consider other American Lawyer Media national and regional publications. A complete listing of ALM publications and links to further information, including editorial calendars, can be found at http://www.alm.com/publications:

Magazines:

Newspapers:
 
Submission guidelines:
http://www.law.com/jsp/tal/guidelines.jsp
Editorial Calendar:
         http://www.alm.com/edit_cal
        Sample article written by a law librarian:
         That'll Be $500 For My Time by Virginia L. Smith, Legal Times (July 2005)
 

ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS
Co-sponsor of Professional Legal Management Week which "provides a forum for recognizing those in legal management for what they do and the role they play in the success of the organization, and in its service to its clients and those who work in the organization." Also has a number of state and local chapters which often publish their own journals.

Contact Information:
Local chapter listings available online at http://www.alanet.org/membership/localchapter.aspx

Writer Guidelines:
http://www.alanet.org/publications/writerguidelines.aspx

Sample article written by law librarian:
Billing for Online Legal Research: Options, Options, Options by Carol Bannen, Wisconsin Association Legal Administrators Class Action Newsletter (Fall 2005)

BAR ASSOCIATION JOURNALS

          Contact Information:

                    
Local Bar Associations are listed online
              

  State Bar Association Publications:
Alabama
Hawaii
Massachusetts
New Mexico
South Dakota
Alaska
Idaho
Michigan
New York
Tennessee
Arizona
Illinois
Minnesota
NC State Bar
NC Bar Assoc.
Texas
Arkansas
Indiana
Mississippi
North Dakota
Utah
California
Iowa
Missouri
Ohio
Vermont
Colorado
Kansas
Montana
Oklahoma
VA State Bar
VA Bar Assoc.
Connecticut Lawyer
Connecticut Bar Journal
Kentucky
Nebraska
Oregon
Washington
Delaware
Louisiana
Nevada
Pennsylvania
WV State Bar
WV Bar Assoc.
Florida
Maine
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Wisconsin
Georgia
Maryland
New Jersey
South Carolina
Wyoming

Sample articles written by law librarians:
                Virginia Lawyer (December 2005) includes eight articles written by members of VALL
               
The Trials and Tribulations of Internet Research by Lee Peoples, Oklahoma Ba r Journal
       (November 19, 2005)
               
The True Gen: Truth and the Internet by Alvin Podboy, Cleveland Bar Journal (October 2005)
                



GPSOLO

GPSolo, published eight times a year, is the magazine of the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, produced by ABA Publishing as a member benefit.

If you're like most general practice, solo, and small firm practitioners, you're juggling the demands a diverse caseload. GPSolo can help.

  • Four issues each year offer critical information about substantive legal topics and how to best manage your law practice.
  • Two issues each year are devoted to technology, designed expressly to address the needs of general, solo, and small firm practitioners.
  • Two issues each year offer the best of the articles published by various other American Bar Association entities.
Author Guidelines:

 
KNOW: THE MAGAZINE FOR PARALEGALS
A new magazine, KNOW is being billed as “an outside-the-box, informative magazine balancing workstyle and life balance for paralegals.” The magazine promises to offer paralegal profiles, latest news, trends, tips, important case law and expert advice.
          Contact Information:
               E-mail: info@knowparalegal.com
               Phone: 760-610-5460
               Mail: 44-489 Town Center Way D436, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2723

LAW OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Law Office Administrator is a professional monthly newsletter aimed at the managers of law firms. It covers all the information an administrator needs to know to manage the practice. The editor is Bill Kimbro.
          Contact Information:
              E-mail: billkimbro@ardmorepublishing.com
              Phone: 404-367-1991
              Mail: Ardmore Publishing Company, 1800 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 335
              Atlanta, GA 30355


LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION REPORT
Law Office Management & Administration Report (LOMAR) monthly is one of IOMA's best-recognized newsletters. LOMAR covers the daily management concerns relevant for law firm administrators, office managers, and others.

Contact Information: 
        E-mail: http://www.ioma.com/custserv/
        Phone: 973-718-4700
        Fax: 603-924-4084
        Mail: IOMA Inc.,1 Phoenix Mill Lane Floor 3, Peterborough, NH 03458-1469

LAW PRACTICE MAGAZINE
Law Practice Magazine of the ABA Law Practice Management section covers all aspects of mastering the business of practicing law. Articles offer experienced insight and fresh advice on marketing, management, technology and finance.

Contact Information:

         Email: lpm-articles@abanet.org

Submission guidelines:

         http://www.abanet.org/lpm/magazine/mag_writeforus.shtml

LAW PRACTICE TODAY 

Monthly webzine bringing you the most current information and trends, in the legal industry, by delivering anecdotes from professionals in the field of law.

Submission guidelines:
http://www.abanet.org/lpm/lpt/contribute/
 
LAW TECHNOLOGY NEWS (LTN)

Law Technology News (LTN) magazine and website share a mission to provide lucid, insightful, and jargon-free coverage of legal technology trends and developments to an audience of legal industry professionals, helping them use technology and innovation to deliver faster, better, and cheaper legal services. Our diverse audience is made up of lawyers, IT leaders, paralegals, support staff and vendors.

Our magazine, redesigned and refocused for 2011, comes out six times a year. Its boldly designed pages bring readers in-depth legal technology features focusing on the meaning of important trends and developments, shorter takes on recent news, and highly useful product reviews and case studies.

The Law Technology News website and its LTN Daily Alert e-newsletter are daily products. They serve an industry coping with the challenges of legal practice in turbulent economic times as technology rapidly develops. On the site and in the alert, a daily commentary and a carefully curated collection of news, analysis, product reviews, blog posts, video, and more add to the reader experience.

Contact Information:
         E-mail: lawtech@alm.com or http://www.alm.com/emailContact.asp?id=78
         Phone: 800-537-2128 ext. 9008 or 212-313-9008
         Mail: 105 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10016

Editorial Guidelines

LEGAL MANAGEMENT


This is the flagship publication of the Association of Legal Administrators. Legal Management features scholarly and "how-to" articles on issues of vital importance to law firm managers, legal administrators, and managing partners. With a circulation of nearly 15,000 legal professionals, including approximately 10,000 ALA members and many of their managing partners, the journal has themed issues covering hot topics in all areas of law firm management.

          Submission Guidelines:
                 http://alanet.org/publications/writerguidelines.aspx


          Contact Information:
                 Editor-in-Chief: John Delavan [PIC supporter]
                 E-mail: advorak@alanet.org
                 Mail: Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), 75 Tri-State International, Suite 222, Lincolnshire, IL
60069-4435

        Local Chapters are also a great place to publish. Find your local chapter contact at:
         http://www.alanet.org/chapterwebsites/chaptersites.aspx



THE LEGAL SECRETARY
This quarterly magazine contains educational and professional development articles submitted by LSI® (Legal Secretaries Inc.) officers, chairmen, members and guest writers; a list of all officers and chairmen; notification of upcoming conferences, workshops, seminars, and more. Mainly California focus. The contact people change each year.

Contact Information:
          E-mail: info@lsi.org
          Phone: 800-281-2188
          Fax: 707-725-1344
          Mail: P.O. Box 660, Fortuna, CA 95540-0660

LEGAL TECH NEWSLETTER


          A monthly newsletter that focuses on technical knowledge of interest to the IT department, knowledge 
  management, security, etc. Submit a topic and draft article by the 10th of the month prior to publication.

             Contact Information:
                  Managing Editor: Steven Salkin
                  E-mail: ssalkin@alm.com


LLRX.COM
LLRX.com, established in 1996, is the premier free webzine for law, business, news, and special librarians, lawyers, researchers, paralegals, law students and members of the legal profession (whether they work in IT, management, KM or any one of a range of expert capacities), on leveraging the best of the web, its resources, services and vast communities, to enhance your work. LLRX.com's articles focus on areas that include: reviews, commentary and analysis of services, products, tools, gadgets and applications that facilitate research, departmental and office related management and communications, marketing and client development within and outside the enterprise, knowledge management, training and presentations.
Submission Guidelines:
           http://www.llrx.com/submit.htm

Contact Information:

           Editor: Sabrina Pacifici
           E-mail: editor@llrx.com


MARKETING THE LAW FIRM

How can you increase your business? Find out in Marketing the Law Firm, the monthly report that shows you the most sophisticated, most effective strategies your colleagues are using today. You'll read articles on subjects such as: 10 ways not to market your practice; seven principles for dealing with the press; co-sponsoring seminars; how small firms can benefit from strategic alliances; making the most of high profile cases and well-known lawyers; the myths about client surveys; running a marketing department; finding your firm's next lucrative practice area; using automated marketing databases; developing an effective referral network; renewing business relationships with former clients; developing potential rainmakers, and more.

Contact Information:

         
Managing Editor: Wendy Ampolsk
E-mail:wampolsk@alm.com

NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL
This weekly publication written for private practice attorneys and in-house counsel has the largest paid circulation of any weekly publication serving the legal profession. It provides weekly special features and reports on the hottest current topics in the law, with targeted bonus distribution for each issue.

Submission Guidelines:
         http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/submissions.jsp

Contact Information:
         Email: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/emailContact.jsp?id=Editorial
         Phone: 212-457-9593 (Ruth Singleton)
         Mail: National Law Journal, 105 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016

PARALEGAL TODAY

Paralegal Today (Formerly Legal Assistant Today) offers information pertaining to paralegals on legal practices and developments, practical advice and "how-to" articles to help its readers achieve career goals, coverage of national regulation and licensure efforts, news, trends, professional event happenings, colorful and informative pieces on unique areas and persons in the profession and sound advice for becoming more efficient in the workplace.

Contact Information:
          E-mail: http://www.legalassistanttoday.com/contact_us/contact_us_form.asp?type=editorial or editorlat@jamespublishing.com
          Phone: 410-740-9770
          Fax: 410-740-9771
          Mail: 10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 249, Columbia MD  21044-6206

Editorial Guidelines

Sample column article written by a law librarian:
            The Best Federal Web Sites: Easy Access to Government Information is Just a Click Away by Mark A. Gediman, Legal Assistant Today (Sept./Oct. 2005)
         

PARTNER'S REPORT FOR LAW FIRM OWNERS
PRLAW is a monthly newsletter aimed at the "pocketbook" concerns of managing partners, shareholders and others with an ownership stake in a law firm. This report keeps partners up to date on salary guidelines and benefits, as well as provide the reader with tips on increasing profit margins and exercising leadership skills.

Contact Information:
        E-mail: http://www.ioma.com/custserv/
        Phone: 973-718-4700
        Fax: 603-924-4084
        Mail: IOMA Inc., 1 Phoenix Mill Lane Floor 3, Peterborough, NH 03458-1469

PERSPECTIVES: TEACHING LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing is a print newsletter published by West three times a year for legal research and writing instructors and law firm and law school librarians. The newsletter provides a forum for discussing the teaching of legal research and writing, focusing on research materials, tools and theories. Among the subjects frequently covered in Perspectives are trends in electronic legal research; solutions to legal research problems; and recently published legal research and writing resources.

Submission Guidelines:
http://west.thomson.com/signup/newsletters/perspectives/perstyle.aspx


Contact Information:
Editor: Mary A. Hotchkiss 
E-mail: hotchma@uw.edu
Phone: 206-616-9333
Fax: 206-543-5671
Mail: University of Washington School of Law, William H. Gates Hall, Box 353020, Seattle, WA, 98195

STRATEGIES: THE JOURNAL OF LEGAL MARKETING
Strategies is distributed to LMA members as a professional development tool for those involved in law firm marketing. In addition, it is distributed to others who support and write about this industry.

Contact Information:
Managing Editor: Theresa Wajtalewicz
Phone: 312-673-5870
Email: strategies@legalmarketing.org