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Writing for The Colorado Lawyer

Getting Started
The Colorado Lawyer (TCL) enlists the help of volunteer attorneys to serve as Coordinating Editors for the publication. Coordinating Editors are responsible for soliciting articles, reviewing them for substance and accuracy, and scheduling them for publication in the journal. Anyone interested in having an article considered for publication in TCL—whether he or she has a completed article to submit, has an idea for an article, or would like suggestions for an article topic—should begin by contacting a Coordinating Editor.

For a list of substantive law areas published in TCL and their respective Coordinating Editors, select the link below:

For a list of Department articles and their respective coordinating editors, select the link below:

Article Guidelines
Article guidelines are available online (see links below for downloadable guidelines), or by contacting editorial staff. Prospective authors are encouraged to review these guidelines before writing or submitting a manuscript for TCL’s consideration.

Substantive Law Articles
For specific information about publication standards and detailed writing guidelines for substantive law articles, access the Author Guidelines for Substantive Law Articles. Before submitting a manuscript, please review the Article Submission Checklist.

Department Articles and Book Reviews
For Department article requirements (including desired tone, format, and length) and submission requirements, access the Department Article Guidelines. Authors submitting a book review for the Review of Legal Resources pages should refer to the Book Review Guidelines.

If you have questions about the submission process or information contained in the article guidelines, please contact a member of the TCL Editorial Department: Tracy Rackauskas, or Susie Klein.