101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics

About

The 101 Practice Series is an online resource for new lawyers covering basic training in both substantive and practical aspects of law practice. With over 300 quick tips and tools, this series is an essential resource for lawyers in their first three years of practice and is exclusively available to ABA members.

Submitting an Article for Consideration

The 101 articles are specifically geared toward the new lawyer. This is not a law review, scholarly journal, or magazine. The resource is designed to deliver specific, practical information in an easy-to-read format that maintains a professional presentation. The writing must be clear and concise, using common words and generally short sentences in short paragraphs to communicate practical information. When feasible, authors should write in the active voice and include tips, lists, bullet points, examples, good quotes, lively writing, and other techniques to facilitate the readers' grasp of information. In general, the practice series follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, and Webster's 11th edition. Most articles are fewer than 300 words; the longest features are approximately 600 words.

Contact Renee Lugo if you have questions or are interested in submitting an article for consideration.

Requesting Reprint Permission

If you would like to reprint or repost any of the 101 Practice Series articles on our web site, you must request reprint permission from the ABA. For more information visit the ABA's Reprint/Reproduction Requests page.

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