COMMUNIQUÉ – Editorial Calendar, Policy
This page contains information related to the editorial calendar and policy for COMMUNIQUÉ, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA). Additional information may be available upon request to the CCBA. Phone: 702-387-6011.
COMMUNIQUÉ – Editorial Calendar
|Cover Date||Topic of Articles||Space Reservations||Closing Date|
|January 2020||Five Things||11/1/2019||11/29/2019|
|February 2020||Labor & Employment||12/2/2019||1/2/2020|
|March 2020||Technology in Law Practice||1/2/2020||2/3/2020|
|April 2020||Cannabis Law||2/3/2020||3/2/2020|
|May 2020||Sports & Entertainment Law||3/2/2020||4/1/2020|
|June/July 2020||Mental Health||4/1/2020||5/1/2020|
|August 2020||Family Law||6/1/2020||7/1/2020|
|September 2020||Appellate Practice||7/1/2020||8/3/2020|
|October 2020||Local Courts||8/3/2020||9/1/2020|
|November 2020||Administrative Law||9/1/2020||10/1/2020|
|December 2020||Pro Bono||10/1/2020||11/2/2020|
|*The combined June/July issue will be released in June. The editorial calendars, schedules, editorial policies, and writer’s guidelines for the COMMUNIQUÉ are subject to change without notice.|
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 policies are available on the publisher’s website at www.clarkcountybar.org. Inquiries about rates, policies, space reservations, proposals of content, artwork specifications, and deadlines can be directed to the CCBA’s office at (702) 387-6011, StephanieAbbott@clarkcountybar.org.
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 website, 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 determine whether to publish it, as well as 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.
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. The 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. The Publications Committee gives priority to articles and content submitted by active CCBA members.
Proposal of content
Attorney members of the CCBA are encouraged to contribute articles for publication. Articles must be on topic and original, unpublished works written by the attorney(s) listed in the byline and for publication in the COMMUNIQUÉ. As space is limited, the editors review all proposals for articles several months in advance.
Content proposals should include the following information:
- Original submission of ideas for articles, or themes for future editions
- 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.
Proposals should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief c/o firstname.lastname@example.org. The staff will forward all items for review and consideration to the editorial board.
All authors must follow the guidelines for composition and submission of content as noted below.
Guidelines for composition of content
The official stylebook for the COMMUNIQUÉ is the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. All content in the publication is subject to approval and editing for style, grammar, and length.
Guidelines per type of editorial content typical for publication in COMMUNIQUÉ:
- Articles: Article items are for substantive legal presentations that focus on practice and procedure by and for Nevada attorneys AND that are focused on the “topic” of the issue. Length for an article is limited to 700-1,250 words with 20-50 words of bio about the author added to the end of the piece.
- CLE Articles: 1,250-1,500 words (including 20-50 words for author’s bio at the end). CLE article items are for substantive legal presentations that focus on practice and procedure by and for Nevada attorneys AND that are focused on the “topic” of the issue. In addition to the article, the author will need to write the test (500-550 words) and answer key. Due to the review process involved, all CLE article items are due to CCBA at least 45-60 days before publication. As the CCBA is an accredited provider and will vet the article through the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for approval as an alternate format course to be published by the CCBA.
- Features: Feature items are for practice tips, interviews, court overviews, and program or event highlights. Feature items do not have to focus on the “topic” of the issue. Length for a feature is limited to 500-750 words with 20-50 words of biographical information about the author added to the end of the piece.
- Highlights: Highlights are special features to focus on a unique program or volunteer opportunity for attorneys to be made available through the courts, law school, non-profit legal services agency, or a law-related education program. Length for a highlight is limited to 200-300 words with 20-30 words of biographical information about the author added to the end of the piece.
- Columns: Columns are regularly recurring to assigned authors (chief judges, bar president, etc.). Column content is not required to focus on the “topic” of the issue. Length for a highlight is limited to 300-450 words with 20-50 words of biographical information about the author added to the end of the piece.
- Departments: Departments include brief summaries of relevant and timely information compiled by bar staff. Content does not follow the “topic” of the issue. Length for a department is limited to 200-350 words per item.
Guidelines for submission of completed content
Guidelines for format and delivery of items to be submitted for publication in COMMUNIQUÉ:
- Content should be submitted electronically with editorial items attached in an electronic file formatted as a .doc, .doc, or .rtf file.
- Editorial items should include a title and include section breaks with subheadings (as necessary).
- It is the author’s responsibility to include valid citations of authority. 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. When citing NV cases, authors should include the Pacific Reporter case. No pin cites are necessary. When citing web addresses, cite the page and date last visited. 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. Titles of articles should be in quotes with the name of the periodical, book, movie, website listed in italics. A URL (web) address should be cited with the name of the website and the date of visit to the site.
- Editorial items 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. Photo files should not be embedded in the editorial document.
- Authors must submit a signed author consent form, see “Permission of Author for Publication” (see below)
- Send all items by the deadline to StephanieAbbott@clarkcountybar.org or via USB drive to Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.
- Upon submission, the author may request permission to review any substantive changes, subject to the publishing deadline.
THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CLARK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Permission of Author for Publication
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 website, 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:
Additional permissions of author for this article:
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:
Please complete this form and return immediately to:
Clark County Bar Association
717 S. Eighth Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Fax: (702) 387-7867, or E-mail: StephanieAbbott@clarkcountybar.org
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….