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Today’s General Counsel Writer Guidelines
Writer Guidelines for TODAY’S GENERAL COUNSEL
Today’s General Counsel publishes articles for general counsel, their staff, and a wider audience of c-suite executives who want to stay informed about regulation, compliance and recent litigation as a way to both avoid problems and devise profitable business strategies.
Articles should be written in a clear journalistic style, without excessive legalisms or jargon from any discipline. Articles will not be accepted if they are essentially marketing pieces. Submissions will be edited for style and clarity, and edits are not subject to review by authors or their representatives. Authors should be senior level practitioners; at least one co-author of any article from a law firm should be a partner.
Articles will be deadlined in time for a specific publication date, but may be held over for space or other considerations. A disclaimer on the magazine’s masthead states that articles should not be construed as legal advice, and that the authors speak for themselves and not necessarily for their firms or companies. Further disclaimers will not be included with individual articles. Submissions are not complete until a short bio of the author(s) including email address, color photos and mailing address have been submitted.
Today’s General Counsel magazine acquires rights to the edited article as published, with magazine logo, headline and sub-heads, and all elements of graphic presentation. Reprints, reprint rights and posting rights are available only through Foster Printing Service. (See attached PDF.) Authors retain rights to their unedited original work, as submitted to us, including the right to post it on their web site, but without reference to publication in Today’s General Counsel.
Please submit articles as an attached document in Word, with an author’s name as part of the file name. Be sure to include a byline and short bio in the text, along with the article. The bio should include the author’s email address. Article should be 1700 words maximum unless other arrangements are made.
* No footnotes or other academic-style references. Essential information should be worked it into the text in a readable journalistic style.
* No legal case citations. References to a case should use the common name and provide date, venue, etc. only if it’s crucial information in the context of the article, and as part of the sentence rather than in legal-cite format.
Please keep formatting plain and simple:
– No company logos or illustrations.
– No justified text, boxed text, or text organized in outline form.
– No font, spacing, or margin changes.
– No bold.
– Keep italics for emphasis to a minimum.
– “Bullets” are okay, but please use a dash instead of whatever your word-processing program puts down as a bullet.
– If you include charts, graphs or other graphics, please send them in a separate file.
We look forward to your contribution.