Publications


Publications

Read: With peer-developed themes, content written by industry experts and case studies written by those who’ve “been there, done that,” our publications should sit on the top of your desk or digital library. Consistently ranked as the most valuable publications in the legal technology sector, our award-winning magazine, white papers and surveys deliver education when and where you want it.
 
Write: Consider contributing your expertise! One of ILTA's most valued resources is our volunteer authors — knowledgeable and experienced legal technology professionals who come from the ranks of our member and vendor communities. Our editorial team will help you through the process, from your initial “pitch” to final review. If you have an idea for an article, submit your idea!
 
Advertise: If you’re a product or service provider in the legal sector, you won’t find a better viewing audience than ILTA’s membership. Purchasing decision makers and influencers are the dominant ILTA profile. Get your print or digital ad in front of them today!




Surveys

ILTA’s “crown jewel” of its annual publication lineup is its Technology Survey. Other popular survey reports include the IT Compensation Survey, the IT Staffing Survey and many topic-specific surveys.



Our Process

  • Check out our editorial calendar to see which upcoming publication theme seems like a good fit.

  • Send an article pitch (a paragraph describing the intended article topic) to Kristy Cole using our idea form. If you have questions, contact Kristy at kristy@iltanet.org.

  • If your pitch is accepted, please observe ILTA's publishing guidelines, deadlines and word count.

  • Submit your final draft of the article by the deadline as a Word document. Include a brief bio (50 words) and a hi-res headshot (over 100KB).

  • You write, we edit. Each article goes through an iterative editing process. ILTA reserves the right to edit an article to conform to our house style rules and flow well with other content in a publication.

  • Approve the final layout, and sign the author agreement letter.


ILTA's Publishing Guidelines and Tips

  • Every submission should be an original, educational piece. Do not spotlight specific products or companies; rather, write about challenges and solutions with technology or administrative procedures (we love case studies). 

  • Start your article with a strong concept or thesis, and craft a strong closing.

  • Consider including a short sidebar piece in your article, especially if you conduct an interview, want to include a list or have other related information that doesn’t quite fit in the article. Also consider using subheads and bullet lists.

  • Do not include footnotes, diagrams or images. Citations should be incorporated into the context of the article.

  • Keep your audience in mind. ILTA's readers are technology professionals in law firms and corporate legal departments. Consider their knowledge as you write.

2017 Editorial Calendar

ILTA's annual editorial calendar provides a snapshot of our publication lineup for anyone who wants to read, write or advertise.

  • Litigation and Practice Support White Paper (Launching February 2017)
    We’ll publish the annual Litigation and Practice Support Technology Survey results and include supplementary articles in this white paper. Possible topics for authors include data analytics, information governance, the effect of technology-assisted review on ediscovery, litigation support for corporate legal departments and more. Articles Due January 9

  • Spring Peer to Peer Magazine — IT Operations: The Right People, Processes and Tools (Launching March 2017)  
    Articles should explore the processes and services administered by an organization’s information technology (IT) department. IT operations include administrative processes and support for hardware and software for both internal and external clients. Topics could include application best practices, audit responses, business continuity, the cloud, data centers, design thinking in IT ops, endpoint tools, infrastructure, mobility, vendor relationships, virtualization and more. Articles Due January 13

  • Marketing and Business Development White Paper (Launching April 2017)  
    Articles in this publication should focus on leveraging technology and information to achieve marketing goals and objectives. This includes tools that automate tasks to surface actionable intelligence, customer insight and strategies for reaching target audiences. Topics could range from curating content, design thinking for videos and digital marketing, promoting efficiencies and best practices, and repurposing content to pitch and proposal automation, website design, competitive intelligence, search engine optimization, and more! Articles Due February 13

  • 2017 Compensation Survey Results (Launching May 2017)
    In keeping with our goal of providing comprehensive compensation data to our members, these results will be available using an online data visualization tool. Each section will provide further instructions for drilling down into data of specific interest to you. No Articles Accepted

  • Summer Peer to Peer Magazine — Future-Focused: Planning Ahead (Launching June 2017)  
    We’re seeking visionaries to share their ideas on what the future holds, covering topics such as agile workplaces, artificial intelligence, design thinking, innovative client solutions, multifactor authentication, next-generation leaders, Office 365, phoneless offices, privacy laws/regulations, staffing models and more. Think outside the box! Articles Due April 13

  • Knowledge Management White Paper (Launching July 2017)  
    In this white paper all about knowledge management (KM), authors will discuss getting the right information to the right people at the right time. Articles might cover external collaboration (tools, rules and workflows), leveraging the library in KM efforts, quantifying the value of KM, partnering with corporate legal departments, KM automation, information governance, enterprise search and more.  Articles Due May 15

  • Fall/Autumn Peer to Peer Magazine — Information Management: Ducks in a Row (Launching September 2017)
    In this edition, we’ll seek authors who can discuss various aspects of information management, including applications used, artificial intelligence, change management, contract management, cryptography and encryption, data analytics, knowledge management for the helpdesk, the matter life cycle, strategic planning, and more. Articles Due June 13

  • Office 365 White Paper (Launching October 2017)  
    We’re calling on folks with experience with Office 365! Article topics could include implementation steps and gotchas, managing user expectations, licensing, online extranets, available third-party integrations, collaborating with clients, security, specific features, professional development requirements, and more. Articles Due August 14

  • 2017 Technology Survey Results (Launching November/December 2017)
    This highly anticipated report gives you a current snapshot and trending data of technology systems and processes used in law firms. No Articles Accepted

  • Winter Peer to Peer Magazine — 2017 in Review: Successes and Lessons Learned (Launching December 2017)  
    Our members are eager to hear personal stories of client satisfaction, policy improvements, project implementations, partnering between law firms and corporate legal departments, uses of artificial intelligence, design thinking and Office 365, and more. We’ll also hear from present and past winners of ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Awards. Articles Due September 13