Communiqué – Editorial Calendar, Policy

Editorial Calendar & Deadlines, Editorial Policy, Author Guidelines for Legal Articles, and Author’s Consent to Publish for COMMUNIQUÉ, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association

The following information is also available to download as a PDF formatted file:  Communique-Editorial-Policies-Guidelines

COMMUNIQUÉ Editorial calendar

Cover Date Topic of Articles Content Deadline (articles, columns, calendars, ads)
October 2017 Health Care Law Friday, September 1, 2017
November 2017 Legal History Sunday, October 1, 2017
December 2017 Ethics Wednesday, November 1, 2017
January 2018 Five Things Friday, November 17, 2017 –Early due to holidays
February 2018 Civil Practice Update Tuesday, January 2, 2018
March 2018 Elder Law Thursday, February 1, 2018
April 2018 Specialty Courts Thursday, March 1, 2018
May 2018 Hospitality Law Monday, April 2, 2018
June/July 2018 Experts & Witnesses Tuesday, May 1, 2018
August 2018 Civil Rights Monday, July 2, 2018
September 2018 Pharma Law Wednesday, August 1, 2018
October 2018 Pro Bono Friday, August 31, 2018
November 2018 Tech Law Monday, October 1, 2018
December 2018 Family Law Thursday, November 1, 2018


Calendars are subject to change without notice

The editorial calendars, schedules, editorial policies, and writer’s guidelines for the Communiqué are subject to change without notice. Publication will not be released in July. The combined June/July issue will be released in June.

Space reservations are required

The editorial calendar includes the deadline for submission of final versions of articles, columns, features, ads (and final artwork) for publication in Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. All content in the publication is subject to approval and editing for style, grammar, and length.

Space is limited with placement only guaranteed to paid advertisements. Advertising rates and editorial policies are available on the CCBA Web site at by contacting the Clark County Bar Association at (702) 387-6011. Space reservations and questions about content, policies, rates, artwork specifications, and deadlines can be directed to CCBA’s Communications Coordinator Steph Abbott at (702) 387-6011 or

Purpose and Scope

The Communiqué magazine is published 11 times per year with an issue published monthly except for July by the Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. Eighth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. It is mailed to every member of the Clark County Bar Association and paid subscribers in Reno, the southwest, and several states across the country. Articles on varied subjects pertaining to southern Nevada practitioners, and other laws significant to southern Nevada practitioners are welcome. Formatted and paid space is available for businesses to showcase their services or products through the use of boxed or “display” ads and classified ads.

The articles and advertisements appearing in Communiqué magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Clark County Bar Association, the CCBA Publications Committee, the editorial board, or the other columnists. All legal and other issues discussed are not for the purpose of answering specific legal questions. Attorneys and others are strongly advised to independently research all issues.


Articles are not purchased, and those submitted become the property of the Clark County Bar Association. At its discretion, the editorial board may reprint the articles in any medium or form of communication, including but not limited to the official Clark County Bar Association Web site, unless the copyright is expressly reserved by the author. Copyright must be reserved in writing prior to first publication.  Requests for permission to reprint the articles may be granted by the publisher for educational, nonexclusive use.


Letters from readers are welcome. Communiqué reserves the right to edit for style, length and continuity. All letters must include the author’s name; however the name may be withheld from publication at the sole discretion of the editorial board.  In the case of a highly controversial letter, the author will be contacted to verify that he/she wrote the letter.


Communiqué accepts paid advertising* from a wide variety of vendors. The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertisement copy it deems inappropriate for the publication for any reason. Publication of any advertisement should not be deemed an endorsement of the product advertised. For more information on Communiqué advertising rates, policies, artwork specifications and deadlines, contact Steph Abbott at or (702) 387-6011. View information and rates on this website:

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. See editorial calendar listed above.

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.

Guidelines for submission of legal articles

Attorney members of the CCBA are encouraged to contribute articles for publication. Articles must be on topic and original, unpublished works written for publication in the Communiqué. As space is limited, the editors review all proposals for articles several months in advance.

Original submission of ideas for articles, or themes for future editions, should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief c/o CCBA staff Steph Abbott to The staff will forward all items for review and consideration to the editorial board.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • Author(s) name(s) and Nevada bar #(s) and a short biographical statement
  • Summary paragraph providing the focus and scope for the article (include relevant rules/statues/procedures, etc.)
  • Proposed issue for placement/publication (see editorial calendar above)

When submitting ideas, other story ideas, interviews, or features that would supplement and expand upon the theme will also be considered.

Upon submission, the author may request permission to review any substantive changes, subject to the publishing deadline. All content in the publication is subject to approval and editing for style, grammar, and length.

All authors must follow the author’s guidelines and editor’s manual as noted below.

Tips for submission of legal articles

  • Approved and completed articles, stories, or features must be submitted by the stated deadline. Unless otherwise announced or informed, the deadline for all submissions is the first day of the month preceding publication. (Example: to appear in the May issue, an article must be submitted April 1.)
  • Articles are subject to editing for style and content. The official stylebook for the Communiqué is the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. It is the author’s responsibility to include valid citations of authority.
  • Citations of authority should be set forth in the body of the article. The format of the magazine does not support the use of footnotes or endnotes. All such information must be included in the body of the copy. When citing NV cases, authors should include the Pacific Reporter case. No pin cites are necessary.
  • Articles should include a title and include section breaks with subheadings (as necessary).
  • Articles should include a short biographical paragraph (two or three sentences).
  • Authors should send a photo (head & shoulders image) of themselves in color and high-resolution at 300+ dpi. Acceptable file formats are .jpg and .tif.
  • Authors must submit a signed author consent form, see “Permission of Author for Publication” below (or see page 4 of PDF file)
  • Send all items by the deadline to CCBA Communications Coordinator Steph Abbott at or via USB drive to her attention at Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.




Permission of Author for Publication

AUTHOR(S):  ___________________________________________________________________________

During the life of Author’s copyright in the Article hereof, Clark County Bar Association shall have the non-exclusive license to use, revise, publish, and distribute the copyrighted article entitled _______________________________________________________________________________________



by Author for publication in the Communiqué, on the Clark County Bar Association’s Web site, reprints and for the purpose of advertising Publisher’s products or services. Clark County Bar Association agrees to provide credit to Author for Author’s composure of the Article on any use by Clark County Bar Association of the Article.
Author’s Signature                                                                                                                                                                                         Date:


The author agrees to provide credit to Author and the Clark County Bar Association for Author’s composure of the Article on any use by another party. Credit should include the name of the publication, the month and year it was published.

Suggested language is “This article was originally published in the _________________________ issue of Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association.”
Author’s Signature                                                                                                                                                                                         Date:

Authors are to complete this form and return immediately to:

Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. Eighth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Fax: (702) 387-7867. E-mail:

Communiqué is published by the Clark County Bar Association. Phone: (702) 387-6011.

*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. To learn more about advertising, See Communiqué – Official Rate Sheet & Specs….