Yes! We accept bylined "how to" articles and opinion pieces for our website and online legal matters blog, LawsuitLegal.com.
We also publish research findings, case studies, benchmark settlement news, and opinion pieces by attorneys, academia, PR firms, and other legal industry professionals and contributors.
1. Contribute bylined "how to" articles for LawsuitLegal.com
Bylined articles (800-1,000 words or so of body text) written from an objective viewpoint and conveying valuable how-to content (practical advice for clients and attorneys), actionable tips, and useful know-how) in a fresh, approachable voice are more likely to meet Lawsuit Legal standards—and therefore more likely to be accepted for publication. See, as examples, the following three article topics:
[EXAMPLE] 13 'Old-School' Lawsuit Myths Debunked That Can Take Your Case From Wimpy to Wow
[EXAMPLE] A Simple Way To Bullet-Proof Your Business From Unnecessary Litigation
[EXAMPLE] 10 Shocking Mistakes Killing Your Injury Settlement Most Young Lawyers Make On Your Behalf
We will inform you if your article has been accepted for publication; expect to hear from us within a week or so of our having received your email. If we choose not to accept your article, you may or may not hear from us, depending on how crowded our inbox is.
Articles accepted for publication will be edited for clarity and brevity and to conform to the Lawsuit Legal style. We will likely change your title, too, so you might want to suggest some alternatives.
So, if you are interested in joining the many Lawsuit Legal expert contributors of how-to, legal opinions, and case opinion articles—on a one-time or a regular basis—here are some guidelines:
- Articles must be original to the author and unpublished elsewhere.
- Articles must offer readers clear advice, takeaways, and practical how-to tips about a specific legal topic or approach to the application of law in their everyday lives. Bullet points are good. Meandering jibbering text is not.
- At the beginning of your article, list two or three bullet points summarizing its key takeaways—the lessons learned and the how-tos contained in the article. They will be published along with the article.
- Include a brief bio of 25 words, including LinkedIn and Twitter contact info, if available, and a recent headshot (make sure your entire head is in the picture).
- Include relevant links in parentheses, next to the words to be linked (i.e., do not embed the links).
- Submit articles in Word format (no PDF files, please), as email attachments.
- If you submit an article that mentions businesses or companies in which you have a vested interest, disclose as much to the audience.
- The author retains copyright, but Lawsuit Legal may reprint your piece, with full attribution, in Lawsuit Legal products, including marketing materials.
- We do not pay guest contributors for their occasional articles.
- We do not publish press releases (but do take a look at the "Share Your Research Findings" section, below).
Send byline submissions to our Director of Editorial Services Tanya Mironova at writers (@) arielonlineinc.com. Include Lawsuit Legal byline contribution in your email subject line. Note that our article queue is relatively long, and publication could well take up to three months.
2. Share your research findings with LawsuitLegal.com
If you have findings from legal-related research and would like to share them with the LawsuitLegal audience, send an email to Tanya Mironova : writers (at) arielonlineinc.com. Include Research findings in the subject line..
3. Write an opinion piece for LawsuitLegal.com
In contrast to LawsuitLegal bylined articles, which focus on transmitting how-to lessons and legal know-how, opinion pieces simply share opinions, voice an argument, or discuss legal news or current events—much like the op/ed pages of a newspaper.
For all intents and purposes, the administrative guidelines for byline submissions to LawsuitLegal apply to contributed opinion pieces as well (but don't worry about listing the two-or three key takeaways in bullet form, and note that the publication queue isn't as long).
Submit posts for our Legal Opinions section by emailing Editor Tanya Mironova here: writers (at) arielonlineinc.com including "Opinion piece contribution" in the subject line.