Contribute

Contribute

Become a part of our team. We are always on the lookout for writers and law experts. If you have something to say to elevate the conversation on the industry, then please submit an article, review, or resource to Legal Magazine. Contributors for Legal Magazine have access to one of the largest law platforms to share ideas and reach an ever-expanding global audience. Submit your articles and ideas along with information about your background and experience to us (contact us).

Areas of Contribution

Legal Magazine currently accepts contributions in the following areas:

Articles

Legal Magazine’s regular articles are thoughtful, informative pieces of roughly 600-1,500 words. Articles can be legislative initiatives and developments, opinion pieces, analyses, small guides, studies, and other types of perspective on the legal field and related areas.

Articles should provide value to readers by providing them with tools to aid in their work and their interactions with the law and other professionals.

Reviews

Reviews can be of books and other law resources. The point of a review can be to tell readers about the value of a product, or to teach them about law by looking at a specific solution or idea.

News Pieces

The Legal Magazine news section is intended to bring attention to interesting developments in the law and related legal/business world, and to connect people to interesting new resources, information, and guidance that may not warrant an entire regular article.

Resources

See Submit a Resource.

Contribution Process

We leave the selection of topics for articles up to our contributors, and rely on contributors to help set the direction of our editorial by deciding what topics are compelling, innovative, unique, or underexplored. We can work with you to develop topic ideas and content, help you editing, or provide whatever assistance you need.

Before writing your article, we recommend that you first discuss the topic selection with us. We can help you choose amongst topics, or focus a topic to be best for our audience.

After settling on a topic, it’s usually best to create an outline before beginning writing so we can help you further focus the content before you commit too much time. Once you have feedback from our team on your outline, you can submit a first draft at anytime. If you already have an article written, please feel free to submit that without an outline.

After your contribution has been submitted, it will go through our editorial process. We’re lucky enough to work with people who already have strong, focused ideas, so the only draft review tends to be a copy editing exercise. If you need more help in developing an article, though, we’re happy to provide it.

Before your article is published we will ask for your biographical details to fill out your author profile. You can send this to us along with your outline or first draft or anytime before publication. This information includes:

  • A short bio (2-4 sentences)
  • A long bio (as long as you want)
  • How you’d like your name to appear on our site
  • Your title and company name, if applicable
  • Your legal area of expertise
  • Any links to websites or social tools (Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flikr, RSS, etc.) you’d like to share
  • The title of any books that you have written
  • A photo of yourself. If you send us a large photo, we can crop it for you

Style Guidelines

Since Legal Magazine is a magazine and not a blog, we have to be careful with some aspects of the style of the articles we publish. We just try to stick to a more expository style using the third person so it reads like analysis in a periodical, rather than as opinion in a blog.

1 comment for “Contribute

  1. matthew ballard
    23/06/2014 at 3:18

    Hi, I’d like to contribute by writing an article on joint enterprise murder. I’m a member of JENGba.

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