All articles/graphics/photos must be approved by the appropriate chain of command prior to submission.
All submissions should be e-mailed to the editor, Natalie Morehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feature Articles: Authors are invited to submit original feature length articles on the topics of professionalism, legal ethics, mentoring, and other subjects that advance the cause of excellence in the practice of law. Recommended article length is 500 -1000 words and they must be submitted in a Word document.
Point of contact: An e-mail address for the author or activity POC should be included with the package.
Byline: All articles require a byline. The byline should include the author’s full name (with middle initial if there is one) and rank (if military), current job title and command.
Photo caption: Include a description of any photos accompanying articles, including names and titles/ranks of individuals in the photos; and the photographer’s name.
Every story should include, at a minimum, the “Five Ws and H”:
– Who is involved in the story (Identify people by rank, full name, title, hometown and so forth)
– What action or event took place
– Where the action/event took place
– When it occurred
– Why/How it is important
Graphics: All graphics should be provided as separate files, not as part of the article word document. Charts and graphs should be PowerPoint files.
Photos: Photos should be provided in a separate .tif, or .jpg file format. Photos should not be provided in the body of the article Word document. All individuals in the photo should be identified with full name and rank, along with a brief description of what’s in the photograph, in a paragraph at the bottom of the article Word document.
Digital Photos must be 300 DPI (approximately 5 x 7 at pixel size 2,000 x 1,200). These high-resolution specifications give the best reproduction in the print media.
All photos/graphics should have a brief caption that fully explains what is happening in the photo: the circumstances, location, date, and the names/titles/ranks/rates of individuals pictured. Captions should be submitted in a separate word document or the body of an e-mail, clearly indicating which captions go with which images. Please make sure your captions are formatted in complete sentences and as specific to the image as possible (people equipment, activity, place, etc).