Publishing Guidelines

Our Audience
Our audience consists of attorneys, judges, paralegals, law students, and other legal professionals in Alameda County. We publish articles that are of interest to legal professionals but are still accessible to the educated layreader. If you are not familiar with ACBA News, we encourage you to review it.

ACBA News is published bi-weekly. The editorial deadline is typically one to two months prior to the publication date.

Contributions are to be submitted electronically in a word processing or electronic mail file. We cannot accept typed or handwritten submissions.

The length of a submission is based on space availability and will be discussed between staff and the contributor. As a general guideline, an article is approximately 500-750 words.

Editorial Process
After receiving your article, we will edit as required for space or clarity. We typically follow The Chicago Manual of Style. During the editorial process, we may contact you with questions. You will be able review the final version of your article before printing.

Include a biographical statement of approximately twenty-five words, including your background and qualifications, and, if you wish, information on how readers may contact you. If desired, you may also submit a professional-quality photograph of at least 300 dots-per-inch resolution (600 dpi is preferred) in PSD, TIF, or JPEG.

As a nonprofit organization, the Alameda County Bar Association is not able to pay contributors.

Questions? Comments?
Contact ACBA Communications Administrator Valerie Brown Lescroart at (510) 302-2215.