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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Jailing the Mentally Ill


Featuring: 

  • Jailing the Mentally Ill: Increasingly, jails are warehousing the mentally ill when there are no other options available 

  • Ross Short Fiction: Guardians of the Sixth Amendment

  • Lawyer Agents: A look into a coveted niche, lawyers as literary agents

Special Advertising Section: Research


SPACE CLOSING: 10/31/2018
MATERIALS CLOSING: 11/9/2018

MARCH 2019

Civility


Featuring: 

  • Judges Gone Wild: Bullying from the bench

  • Bar Fight: California Bar splits in two; will others follow?

  • Education Tech: A look at innovative law schools teaching tech

  • Teaming Up: Legal service providers partner, share platforms to expand their reach

Special Advertising Section: Virtual Law firm
 

SPACE CLOSING: 1/2/2019
MATERIALS CLOSING: 1/11/2019

APRIL 2019

Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society (ABA Law Day)


Featuring: 

  • Law Day: Exploration of free speech, a free press, and a free society

  • Pay to Suppress: The legal issue of "catch & kill" news non-reporting

  • States v. the White House: Progressive prosecutors team up to tackle presidential administration agendas that hit too close to home

Special Advertising Section: Business Banking 

SPACE CLOSING: 1/30/2019
MATERIALS CLOSING: 2/8/2019


MAY 2019

The Law and Second Chances


Featuring: 

  • Collateral Consequences (Second Chances project)

  • Substance Abuse: Young lawyers and drug use, from law school into practice

  • Brass Ring: What it takes to be successful early as a lawyer

Special Advertising Section: Personal Wealth Management

SPACE CLOSING: 2/27/2019
MATERIALS CLOSING: 3/8/2019

JUNE 2019

Travel & Leisure


Special Advertising Section:
Nonprofit Giving   

SPACE CLOSING: 3/27/2019
MATERIALS CLOSING: 4/5/2019

JULY/AUGUST 2019

State of the Profession


Special Advertising Section:
Travel  

SPACE CLOSING: 5/1/2019
MATERIALS CLOSING: 5/10/2019


SEPTEMBER 2019

Legal Rebels (Innovation issue)

Special Advertising Section: Professional Dress  

SPACE CLOSING: 7/3/2019
MATERIALS CLOSING: 7/12/2019

OCTOBER 2019

Women in the Profession/Diversity


 Special Advertising Section: HR Help

SPACE CLOSING: 7/31/2019
MATERIALS CLOSING: 8/9/2019

NOVEMBER 2019

Why People Flee (ROLI)

Special Advertising Section: Payment Solutions  

SPACE CLOSING: 8/28/2019
MATERIALS CLOSING: 9/6/2019


December 2019

Web 100

Special Advertising Section: Marketing 


SPACE CLOSING: 9/25/2019
MATERIALS CLOSING: 10/4/2019


Editorial Departments

OPENING STATEMENTS

A fast-paced section of news,
trends, profiles and statistics
that opens the magazine.

BUSINESS OF LAW

Coverage of law firm management,
law practice management, the tools of the
profession, solos and small firms, associates,
and work-life balance.

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THE DOCKET

News stories that put the latest court decisions
in perspective, as well as an analysis of the
Supreme Court that goes beyond the headlines.

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YOUR ABA

News and developments involving
the leaders spearheading ABA initiatives
and association activities.

 

PRECEDENTS

A look back at a moment in legal history that
happened in the month of Publication.

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PRACTICE

Expert advice on how to improve practice skills,
become a better advocate, and stay abreast
of the latest ethics rules.