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.
Please keep formatting plain and simple:
- 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.
- 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.
- Replace any bullets with a dash.
- If you include charts, graphs or other graphics, please send them in a separate file.
The way to begin the process of publishing an article is by sending a proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your proposal is accepted, your article will be deadlined. Articles must be submitted as an attached Word document, with an author’s name as part of the file name. Be sure to include a byline, a photo and short bio including an email address along with the article. Articles should be 600 to 1000 words.
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