Communiqué Advertising Rates & Specs

Want to promote your services to the local legal community?
Advertise in the printed bar journal, Communiqué!

To place a display ad, complete our ad agreement & insertion order form (PDF): Communique-Ad-Order-Form-2014-2-21

Ad order & materials are due 30 days prior to the first day of the desired month of publication (e.g. May 1 for the June/July issue). All advertisers must adhere to size specification, standards and policies contained on the official rate card.

Communiqué Rate Card Text (see below) or PDF file at Communique-Ad-Rates-2014

Contact: Steph Abbott , Clark County Bar Association, (702) 387-6011,

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 Trim size. No bleeds are allowed.


Sample ad layout

Sample layout only.

Back Cover 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″

Advertising Rates

All display ad rates listed reflect gross 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


  • CCBA Member Discount  – 10% off the ad rate or complimentary ad design, available with purchase of a display ad! CCBA members do not receive the discount if artwork submitted does not meet these artwork requirements.
  • Ad Agency Discount  –15% off the ad rate, available to recognized ad agencies only 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 over 5,000!

*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, with the correct color and resolution settings, and must be submitted as an electronic graphic file in the following accepted electronic formats on disk or via e-mail to Steph Abbott ( at the offices of the Clark County Bar Association. Preferred file format is PDF. Other file formats considered are EPS, TIFF, or JPG.

Artwork (including all elements used to make artwork) resolution settings 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.

Black and white ads should be formatted with grayscale settings (Gray Gamma 1.8 or 2.2).

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).

Delivery of Artwork: Artwork should be sent via e-mail or on disk to the publisher, Clark County Bar Association, Attn: Communiqué, 725 S. Eighth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.  To e-mail, send to For very large files, please contact Steph Abbott for FTP upload information. It is the responsibility of the advertiser to secure delivery of artwork to the publisher.

Design Costs

Typesetting and design 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). 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:

January 2014: “Five Things” – Submission deadline: Monday, December 2, 2013
February 2014: “Pro Bono”- Submission deadline: Friday, January 3, 2014
March 2014: “Criminal Law”- Submission deadline: Monday, February 3, 2014
April 2014: “The Trial” – Submission deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014
May 2014: Estate “Planning & Probate”- Submission deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
June/July 2014: “Business Law”- Submission deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014
August 2014: “Immigration Law”- Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
September 2014: “Medical Malpractice Law” – Submission deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014
October 2014: “Judicial Election Preview” – Submission deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014
November 2014: “Eminent Domain” – Submission deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
December 2014: “Legal Trends” – Submission deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014

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: Each issue maintains an editorial focus with practical legal articles and features for Nevada attorneys, judges, and their staff. Articles are planned several months in advance. Members of the Clark County Bar Association may submit a proposals to write a practical legal article for publication. Article proposals should include the author(s) name(s), Nevada bar #(s), summary of focus and scope of article, and proposed placement (see editorial calendar below). Articles must be on topic and original to the Communiqué. All content in the publication is subject to approval and editing for style, grammar, and length. Authors should review the Communiqué’s policies and writer’s guidelines (PDF). Submit proposals to: Steph Abbott at Clark County Bar Association, (702) 387-6011. Proposals will be considered by the editors at the next available meeting of the CCBA Publications Committee. The committee typically meets on the first Tuesday of the month.

*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.

Editorial Policy: Contact the Communications Coordinator, email Stephanie Abbott  or call (702) 387-6011 for the current editorial calendar and editorial policy.

Advertising Policy

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, 725 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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