Business Law

Business Law News 2018, ISSUE 3

Executive Committee: Message from the Chair

Uzzi O. Raanan

In academia, an expression often uttered is "publish or perish." In the practice of law, an equivalent aphorism might be, "publish to build your career." A common way for attorneys to establish positive professional reputations is by sharing experiences and novel ideas through the written word. In addition to educating others, legal writers often find that their own understanding of the law and practice improves during the process of researching for and reducing to writing topics they previously thought they knew well. In other words, an attorney wishing to take his/her legal practice to the next level should write—often!

The Business Law Section (BLS) offers a number of writing opportunities for its members. These include short eBulletins that summarize and comment on recently-published cases and enacted legislation. For attorneys with an interest in expounding on discreet legal topics, the Business Law News (BLN) publishes articles ranging in length from about 2500 to 3500 words (approximately ten double-spaced pages). For those who prefer to edit, the BLN Editorial Board is a wonderful place to help shape substantive articles and stay informed about recent legal developments.

For members who wish to reach a step further, the BLS offers the opportunity to draft legal practice guides. The guides contain practice tips, helpful legal forms, and analysis of legal concepts designed to help practitioners in specific legal specialties. The BLS currently publishes the following practice guides:

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