2020 Ed Cal

2020 Editorial Calendar

Peer to Peer Magazine

Spring 2020

Breaking and Making: How AI, Security, and New Blood are Challenging the Status Quo

For the first quarter of 2020, this issue of Peer to Peer will take the idea of challenging the status quo and take a look at legal tech topics and products that are moving technology and people forward. Delving deeper, this issue will accept both member and partner content and will bring together social technology issues, Women Who Lead topics, celebrate Black History Month, offer a preview into ILTA 2020 events, and much more! Keep a lookout for new columns and podcasts in this issue to start the year off right!

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN JAN 1 - JAN 31
PUBLISHING MARCH 2020

Summer 2020

Community Engagement and Technology: Navigating the Crossroads in 2020

This issue’s content is firmly rooted in the idea that the greater legal technology community touches every facet of our shared world. To that end, we invite all ILTAns, especially our partners, to submit for this quarter’s magazine. Articles considered will want to touch on international, social, or community engagement with legal tech. Case-studies, pro bono tech projects, not-for-profits, and start-up technologies are welcome additions. We invite community organizations that use legal tech to present innovative programming for this issue as well.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN APRIL 1 - APRIL 31
PUBLISHING JUNE 2020

Fall 2020

Data Science and Analytics: Tools, Tips, and Thinking Outside Traditional Technologies

Halfway through 2020, this issue shifts perspective and begins to take a look at how internal departments function, uning data and analytics. An in-depth section on Data Analytics 101 - what it is and how (non-technologists) ILTAns can start applying it to their jobs. Articles in this issue will also tie to webinars and a virtual roundtable on Data Analytics. Additional articles could cover how technologists are using key tools or products to help think outside the box.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN JULY 1 - JULY 31
PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER 2020

Winter 2020

International Relations: Technology and Governance take to the World Stage

As we close out 2020, we cross continents and oceans in search of new, innovative tech and governance. Member, Partner, and Corporate Law departments are invited to submit case studies, articles, and virtual content with international angle. This issue will look at how technology is adapting and influencing legal across the globe.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN OCT 1 - OCT 31
PUBLISHING DECEMBER 2020

Contribute

One of ILTA's most valued resources is our volunteer authors — knowledgeable and experienced professionals from our member and vendor communities. It's the wealth of educational content that comes from folks in the trenches that is so valuable to our readers; and we are grateful to our authors for sharing the information and experience they've acquired. If you'd like to contribute an article to ILTA, we want to help you get your idea approved and make sure your piece is published in the best possible light.

It's truly a win-win: You and your organization get exposure to the most attentive audience of legal technology professionals in the world, and we get to publish articles that keep our readers informed, educated and coming back for more.

Submit Your Article Pitch

Our Process

Step 1

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

Step 2

Send an article pitch (a paragraph describing the intended article topic) using our idea form.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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

White Papers and Surveys

WHITE PAPER AND SURVEY

Security

Beginning the year with an all-new ILTA publication and survey, this focus on Security mirrors what many ILTAns are seeing in their day-to-day. Themes for both the Survey and the White Papers will center on budget and staffing, user training, the threat landscape, ways to handle a security remediation process, time management, security maturity, and much more.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN JAN 3 - FEB 10
PUBLISHING MARCH 2020

MINI WHITE PAPER

Practice Management

All-new as a mini White Paper, this edition will tackle the ever-changing world of practice management. Investigating topics such as ebilling, communications, AI, change management, and more, there’s certain to be something here for all PM’s!

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN JAN 6 - FEB 7
PUBLISHING APRIL 2020

WHITE PAPER

Tech Solutions

Excited to return as a White Paper for 2020, this issue hopes to help bridge the gap between the challenges legal technologists face on a daily basis and how they find and execute solutions, based on firm, attorney, and client needs. Additionally, there will be integrated, virtual content in this issue, helping to round-out the tech experience.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN FEB 3 - MAR 6
PUBLISHING MAY 2020

SURVEY RESULTS

IT Staffing

Back for 2020, the ILTA IT Staffing Survey will take a look back, reviewing historical trends in IT staffing, while bringing new context to 2020 functions and will contain information on the number of IT staff allocated to various functions within an IT department. It will also provide ratios of end-users to IT staff in these specific functions.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN MAR 2 - APR 30
PUBLISHING JUNE 2020

WHITE PAPER

Corporate Legal Departments

Returning for 2020, these Corporate White Papers will include a variety of article topics, ranging from e-billing, how legal departments rate and use tech, data analytics, practical uses of AI in corporate legal operations, professional development and the skills gap, and more.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN APR 13 - MAY 15
PUBLISHING JUNE 2020

WHITE PAPER AND SURVEY

Litigation and Practice Support

A stalwart among the ILTA publications is the annual Litigation and Practice Support Technology Survey results. For 2020, this edition will include a heavily updated survey, along with supplementary articles. Possible topics for authors include data analytics, information governance, the effect of technology-assisted review on ediscovery, litigation support for corporate legal departments, and much more.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN APR 6 - MAY 29
PUBLISHING JULY 2020

SURVEY RESULTS

2020 Technology Survey

This highly anticipated annual report gives you a current snapshot and trending data of technology systems and processes used in law firms. Look for new trends and topics for 2020!

PARTICIPATION OPEN APR 2 - MAY 30
PUBLISHING JULY 2020

WHITE PAPER

International White Paper

All-new for 2020, this White Paper will look to our international legal technology community and the challenges and triumphs tech, solutions, and community bring to the table. Articles in this issue could look at local privacy and security and how the global market is influencing and challenging the day-to-day adoption and implementation for users and technologists.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN JULY 13 - AUG 4
PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER 2020

WHITE PAPER AND SURVEY

Knowledge Management

For 2020, this edition, teamed with a robust survey, will take a holistic view of Knowledge Management. Additionally, there will be a section of white papers, with article topics that may take a look at new roles in KM, content aggregation, working with data and data analytics, innovation, and much more!

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN JULY 6 - AUG 31
PUBLISHING OCTOBER 2020

WHITE PAPER

Information Governance

In this second iteration of this White Paper, we continue to address the challenges in emerging Information Governance technology and the changing IG culture. Articles will tackle creating an effective IG program address machine learning and AI processes. Additional topics may center around Big Picture Classifications (public, private, and confidential) classification schemes and protection wrapped around the data, the sweep of PII, and many other current IG topics.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN SEP 1 - SEP 30
PUBLISHING OCTOBER 2020

SURVEY RESULTS

2020 Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Survey

Returning for 2020, the ILTA Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Survey will take a deep dive into the “AI/ML” landscape in the legal industry, providing insights into the business problems being solved by these tools, the ways the tools are being used, how they are being deployed and trained, and just how widely they are being adopted by the legal profession.

PARTICIPATION OPEN NOV 1 - NOV 31
PUBLISHING NOVEMBER 2020

WHITE PAPER AND SURVEY

Marketing Technology

A perennial, favorite read, this returning ILTA 2020 edition of MarTech will begin with a reworked and updated survey. Additionally, articles in this publication may include topics such as innovations in marketing technology, design thinking for videos and digital marketing, promoting efficiencies and best practices, website design, competitive intelligence, analytics, search engine optimization, and more!

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN OCT 5 - NOV 20
PUBLISHING DECEMBER 2020

Publishing Guidelines

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).

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.