Communiqué Advertising Rates & Specs



Do you have an announcement to make to the local legal community?

Place an ad with your announcement in the bar’s printed magazine, COMMUNIQUÉ!

Announcements must be made in the form of a paid advertisement.

Types of announcements include:

  • Legal products
  • Professional services
  • Awards & Achievements
  • Law Firm Announcements
  • Office & Retail Space
  • Employment Opportunities

To  place an ad in the Communiqué, complete the Communique-Ad-Order-Form.pdf and submit it via e-mail, fax, or mail 30 days prior to the cover date of the issue of the publication to:

Clark County Bar Association
717 S. 8th Street —Our NEW street address as of 3/1/2015.
Fax: (702) 387-7867.
To confirm placement options, contact Steph at the CCBA via phone at (702) 387-6011 or e-mail at

Payment is due upon placement of the order for the advertisement. For orders with more than 1 placement (i.e., 3 times, 6 times, 12 times), then payment for the 1st ad is due upon placement of the order, with subsequent ads to be invoiced upon publication.

Ad order & materials are due 30 days prior to the first day of the desired month of publication.

All advertisers must adhere to size specification, standards and policies contained on the Communiqué – Official Rate Sheet & Specs.

Communiqué – Official Rate Sheet & Specs

This page contains information regarding print advertising options in the bar journal Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association.

Artwork Dimensions
All display ad dimensions listed below reflect the live area. No bleeds are allowed, except on back cover (BC).*


Sample ad layout

Sample layout only.

Back Cover (includes .125” bleed) 8.75″ 8.75″
Inside Covers/Full page 7.5″ 9.375″
1/2 page, vertical 3.625″ 9.375″
1/2 page, horizontal 7.5″ 4.625″
1/4 page 3.625″ 4.625″
1/8 page 3.625″ 2.25″

*Ads on the back cover are placed with bottom read with a three-sided bleed (left, right, & bottom margins). The publisher reserves the top two inches for printing of postal and other mailing information.

Advertising Rates

All display ad rates listed reflect cost per insertion.

Display Ad Rates – Black & White
1x 3x 6x 12x
Inside $733.16 $696.51 $659.85 $623.19
Inside pages
1x 3x 6x 12x
1/8 page $148.84 $141.39 $133.96 $126.51
1/4 page $292.16 $277.56 $262.95 $248.34
1/2 page $407.93 $387.53 $367.13 $346.74
Full page $663.94 $602.24 $570.55 $538.85
Display Ad Rates – 4 COLOR (CMYK)
1x 3x 6x 12x
Back $1,212.75 $1,152.11 $1,091.48 $1,030.84
Inside $1102.50 $1047.38 $992.25 $937.13
(back or front)
Inside pages
1x 3x 6x 12x
1/8 page $303.19 $288.04 $272.87 $257.71
1/4 page $606.38 $576.06 $545.74 $512.42
1/2 page $826.80 $785.54 $744.19 $702.85
Full page $992.25 $924.64 $893.03 $843.41

Discounts and added value opportunities:*

  • CCBA Member Discount  – Choice of getting either 1) a 10% discount on the ad rate or 2) an ad built complimentary of CCBA staff. This discount is only available to members of the Clark County Bar Association and with purchase of ad placement order. CCBA members do not receive the discount if artwork submitted does not meet these artwork requirements.
  • Ad Agency Discount – 15% discount on the ad rate when agency provides ad file built to the publication’s specifications. This discount is only available to recognized ad agencies and with purchase of a display ad. CCBA members represented by an ad agency do not receive both the agency discount and the member discount.
  • Special Edition – The circulation of the January 2015 issue will be increased to double our regular run. Exact count is not available until right before we drop into the mail stream, but is estimated at 5,500+.
  • Web Links - For each issue of the magazine, an interactive PDF is posted to our website. Hyperlinks can be added to each ad at no extra charge.

*Restrictions apply. These special offers are limited to new ad placements. All advertisers must adhere to size specification, standards and policies contained on the official rate card.

Artwork Requirements

Artwork design for display ads must be submitted with the correct dimensions, resolution, and correct color settings:

  • Dimensions: Dimensions listed above are listed above and are for live matter and the outer edges of the border of the ad. Please include a border as part of your ad’s design.
  • Resolution: The resolution of all elements (photos, logos, graphics, fonts, etc.) used in the design of the ad must not fall below 300 DPI (dots per inch) with color ads recommended to not fall below 400 DPI, and line art items to not fall below 1200 DPI. Do not use rules less than .25 point. Fonts should be turned to outlines. Artwork should be flattened.
  • Color or b/w formats: Color ads should be formatted for 4-color printing with CMYK settings. No spot, duotone, or monochrome settings. All RGB, LAB, Index colors, and spot colors must be converted to CMYK (U.S. Prepress Defaults). Black and white ads should be formatted with grayscale settings (Gray Gamma 1.8 or 2.2).
  • Delivery of artwork: Submit as an electronic file in one of the following formats: PDF, EPS, TIF, or JPG via e-mail to the publisher, Clark County Bar Association. (Contact CCBA to confirm proper e-mail address for delivery.) It is the responsibility of the advertiser to secure delivery of artwork to the publisher.

Design Costs

Graphic design services are available should the advertiser require assistance producing the artwork to specified requirements. Clients requiring artwork design or artwork built to requirement, must submit copy and any graphics by the 1st of the month preceding publication (cover) date.

DESIGN FEE (1x cost):
1/8 page at $ 75
1/4 page at $100
1/2 page at $150
Full page at $200
For CCBA members only, this fee can be waived in exchange for discounted rate.

Closing Dates

Advertising space must be reserved with signed insertion order and payment at least one month prior to publication (cover) date (e.g. March 1 for April cover). Ad order & materials are due 30 days prior to the first day of the desired month of publication (e.g. July 1 for the August issue of the publication.) Final approved artwork is due by the closing date. All orders not cancelable after the closing date. When change of copy is not received by the closing date, copy run in the previous issue will be inserted. Below is a list of closing dates for upcoming issues of Communiqué:

Cover Date Topic of Articles Deadline (articles and ads)
November-14 Eminent Domain Wednesday, October 1, 2014
December-14 Legal Trends Monday, November 3, 2014
January-15 Five Things Monday, December 1, 2014
February-15 Pro Bono Monday, January 5, 2015
March-15 Bankruptcy Monday, February 2, 2015
April-15 Personal Injury Monday, March 2, 2015
May-15 Medical Marijuana Wednesday, April 1, 2015
June/July-15* Family Law Friday, May 1, 2015
August-15 International Law Wednesday, July 1, 2015
September-15 Legislative Wrap-Up Monday, August 3, 2015
October-15 Social Media Tuesday, September 1, 2015
November-15 Law Practice Management Thursday, October 1, 2015
December-15 Corporate Law Monday, November 2, 2015
*The June/July issue is published in June. There is no separate issue published in July.


Notes: An early deadline is due to affects that the holidays have on production, printing & mailing of a particular issue. Communiqué‘s editorial calendar and closing dates may change without notice at any time.


Content: Communiqué is designed to keep the southern Nevada legal community informed with practical legal articles; procedural information from local, state, and federal courts; and updates about bar events and services. Space is available for businesses to showcase their goods and services. To showcase goods and services, an paid advertisement must be placed.  Space reservations are required.

Circulation: Communiqué is mailed to all members of the Clark County Bar Association, subscribers, and select libraries. The exact count varies depending on membership. Membership is comprised of attorneys, judges, legal professionals in southern Nevada, Reno, and across the United States.

Publication & Format: Communiqué is published in second week of the month, 11 times per year, with an issue published monthly except for July by the Clark County Bar Association. Magazine trim size: 8 1/2” width by 11” height and saddle-stitched. Paper: 70 lb. gloss book. Materials and format are subject to change without notice.

Articles and content: Each issue maintains an editorial focus with practical legal articles and features for Nevada attorneys, judges, and their staff. The content of each issue is planned several months in advance. All articles submitted will be considered for publication in the Communiqué. However, Communiqué will not publish self-serving articles promoting a specific named product or services of an individual or firm. The Editor-In-Chief, in conjunction with the CCBA Publications Committee and the editorial board, reserves the right to edit or to reject articles submitted, and to decide when or if they will publish the article. This editorial board reserves the right to edit for style, content, continuity and length. The CCBA Publications Committee and the editorial board will not consider for publication unsolicited articles from merchants who are not members or supporters of CCBA through sponsorship or advertising. If a specific need arises for a merchant-authored article or feature, the Publications Committee shall attempt to secure an author from the list of CCBA merchant members and/or those companies who currently support CCBA through sponsorship and/or advertising. For more information on the publication’s editorial policy, review the Communique-Editorial-Policies-Guidelines

*Notes: The editorial calendars, schedules, and policies are subject to change without notice. Space reservations are required. Space is limited with placement only guaranteed to paid advertisements.

Advertising Policy

All advertisers (display and classified) must adhere to size specification, standards and policies contained on this official rate card. The publisher’s schedule of insertion order and copy deadlines must be observed in order to assure publication in the Communiqué.

The advertiser assumes all responsibility for materials and copy submitted to be published. It is expressly understood that the advertiser and advertising agency will indemnify, defend and hold the publisher and its agents, servants, directors and employees harmless from and against any and all losses, expenses or other liabilities resulting from any claims or suits for libel, violation or rights of privacy, plagiarism, copyright infringement, and any other claims or suits that may arise out of the publication of such an advertisement, including reasonable lawyer’s fees in defending against any such claim. In the case of advertising placed by an agency, the agency and the advertiser (client) are jointly and severally liable for the price of the advertising space. The publisher shall not be liable for any damages if for any reason he fails to publish an advertisement.

In the event of an error in the advertisement caused by the publisher, its agents, directors or employees, the liability of the publisher for those individuals will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the erroneous copy or illustrations. No allowance will be made for errors that do not materially affect the value of the advertisement. Advertising material will be limited to the products and services provided by the advertiser. All materials and copy will be subject to the final approval of the publisher as to quality and content of ads.

Appearance of an advertisement in Communiqué neither constitutes a recommendation nor an endorsement of that product or service by the Clark County Bar Association.

Liability of the publisher for any error for which it may be held legally responsible is limited to the cost of the advertisement. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. CCBA reserves the right to reject advertising which, in the opinion of the publisher, is not in keeping with its publication standards.

Costs incurred by the publisher for production work done on advertisements will be charged to the advertiser. When change of copy is not received by the closing date, copy run in the previous issue will be inserted.

Cancellation of any advertisement must be made in writing at least ninety (30) days in advance of the publication date. In the case of advertising placed by an agency, the agency and the advertiser are jointly and severally liable for the price of the advertising space. All orders are non-cancellable after the closing date.

To guarantee ad placement, this insertion order/agreement must be completed and e-mailed to 30 days in advance of the requested publication month. A proof of the ad will only be provided before printing by request. You will have 24 hours to respond after receipt of that proof or else the ad design will be published as designed.  To cancel the ad placement, the advertiser must contact the publisher in writing immediately and before the appropriate deadline for the issue.

Billing & Payment

All first-time display ads must be paid in advance. All classified ads must be paid in advance. Costs incurred by the publisher for production work done on an advertisement will be charged to the advertiser.

Payments should be sent to: Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. Eighth St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Forms of payment accepted are check, money order or credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa). Checks should be made payable to Clark County Bar Association.
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