Every month, we produce our Bar Journal to feature new and exciting legal topics alongside Bar Association news and information. The Bar Journal is free to dues-paying members. Subscriptions are available to non-members for $35 per year. Subscribe today.

For questions or more information, contact Jackie Baraona, Bar Journal Editor and Designer, at (216) 696-3525 ext. 4012, jbaraona@clemetrobar.org.

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Editorial Calendar   Check out our schedule of featured topics per issue. 

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Author an Article

Members can get published to showcase expertise and experience. There are two different types of Bar Journal articles — columns and features.


Columns are reoccurring one-page articles that center around specific topics or groups. These are coordinated by specific CMBA members and committees. Some examples include the Ethics Perspective, Legal Research & Writing, or Green Initiative. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about column writing. 


Feature articles are about many different relevant topics. Most feature articles go along with the issue's monthly theme according to the Editorial Calendar, which is populated by different themes from our Sections. Almost all feature articles are selected through a "call for articles" process that goes to each Section throughout the year. Section membership is the best way to learn about article-writing opportunities, although you don't have to be a Section member to submit an article. The topic submission deadlines are listed on the Editorial Calendar. Make sure to submit your topic idea by the deadline so it can be considered for publication.

Occasionally, we will accept "off-topic" articles that don't coincide with the overall theme. Feel free to send us your article ideas, and we will see if we can fit them in to a future Bar Journal. 

Call for Bar Journal Participation

The CMBA is looking for participants for "The Scoop." This special Bar Journal section offers a chance to get to know CMBA members on a fun personal level, with a question-and-answer format. The only requirement is that participants be active and engaged CMBA members. If interested, or want to nominate someone, please e-mail Jackie Baraona for a list of questions. You will also need to submit a fun photo (not your professional headshot)!

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