Articles of Interest
Publication Resources for Law
- 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 email@example.com.
A | B
| C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | La Le| M
| N | O |
Q | R | S | T | U | V | W-Z
- 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.
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
- 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).
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:
- Submission guidelines:
- Editorial Calendar:
Sample article written by a
That'll Be $500
For My Time by Virginia L. Smith, Legal
Times (July 2005)
ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL
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:
- Sample article written by law librarian:
- Billing for
Online Legal Research: Options, Options, Options by Carol Bannen,
Wisconsin Association Legal Administrators Class Action Newsletter
BAR ASSOCIATION JOURNALS
Bar Associations are listed online
State Bar Association
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)
published eight times a year, is the magazine of the ABA General
and Small Firm Division, produced by ABA Publishing as a member benefit.
If you're like most general practice, solo, and small firm
you're juggling the demands a diverse caseload. GPSolo can
issues each year offer critical information about substantive legal
topics and how to best manage your law practice.
issues each year are devoted to technology, designed expressly to
address the needs of general, solo, and small firm practitioners.
issues each year offer the best of the articles published by various
other American Bar Association entities.
KNOW: THE MAGAZINE FOR PARALEGALS
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.
Mail: 44-489 Town Center Way D436, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2723
- 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.
Mail: Ardmore Publishing Company, 1800 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 335
Atlanta, GA 30355
- LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION REPORT
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.
Mail: IOMA Inc.,1 Phoenix
Mill Lane Floor 3, Peterborough, NH 03458-1469
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.
- LAW PRACTICE TODAY
webzine bringing you the most current information
and trends, in the legal industry, by delivering anecdotes from
in the field of 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
better, and cheaper legal services. Our diverse audience is made up of
IT leaders, paralegals, support staff and vendors.
Our magazine, redesigned and refocused for 2011, comes out six times a
Its boldly designed pages bring readers in-depth legal technology
on the meaning of important trends and developments, shorter takes on
news, and highly useful product reviews and case studies.
The Law Technology News website and its LTN Daily Alert e-newsletter
products. They serve an industry coping with the challenges of legal
in turbulent economic times as technology rapidly develops. On the site
the alert, a daily commentary and a carefully curated collection of
analysis, product reviews, blog posts, video, and more add to the
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.alm.com/emailContact.asp?id=78
ext. 9008 or 212-313-9008
Mail: 105 Madison
Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10016
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
Editor-in-Chief: John Delavan [PIC supporter]
Mail: Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), 75 Tri-State
International, Suite 222, Lincolnshire, IL
Local Chapters are also a
great place to publish. Find your local chapter contact at:
THE LEGAL SECRETARY
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.
Mail: P.O. Box
660, Fortuna, CA 95540-0660
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.
Managing Editor: Steven Salkin
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.
MARKETING THE LAW FIRM
Editor: Sabrina Pacifici
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
NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL
Managing Editor: Wendy Ampolsk
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.
Mail: National Law
Journal, 105 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016
PARTNER'S REPORT FOR LAW FIRM
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.
Mail: IOMA Inc., 1 Phoenix Mill Lane Floor 3, Peterborough, NH
PERSPECTIVES: TEACHING LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING
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.
THE JOURNAL OF LEGAL MARKETING
Editor: Mary A. Hotchkiss
Mail: University of
Washington School of Law, William H. Gates Hall, Box 353020, Seattle,
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.
Editor: Theresa Wajtalewicz