Bar Resources

Author Guidelines

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Washington Lawyer and dcbar.org/news publish a wide range of articles on topics of general interest to lawyers and members of the legal profession. With a circulation of more than 100,000, Washington Lawyer is received by members of the District of Columbia Bar, law libraries, professional associations, and interested persons. Articles on issues of relevance to the practice of law in the District of Columbia are encouraged.

We welcome submissions from attorneys and other professionals who wish to share their expertise on law-related topics in Washington Lawyer and at dcbar.org. Articles must be original and previously unpublished. 

Authors interested in writing opinion pieces are encouraged to submit a "Taking the Stand” article (for the magazine or dcbar.org), which provides a forum for D.C. Bar members to address issues of interest and importance. 

Manuscripts should adhere to the following word counts:

  • Law-related articles/features for the magazine: 1,500–2,000 words
  • Law-related articles for dcbar.org: 700–1,000 words
  • Practice areas/professional development: 500 words
  • Essays/humor: 500 words
  • Book reviews: 500 words

For more information, email editorial@dcbar.org. View the .2016–2017 editorial calendar