2021 Ed Cal

2021 Editorial Calendar

Peer to Peer Magazine

Spring 2021

Thriving in the Post-Pandemic Legal Tech World

The opening issue for 2021 will analyze the many changes and challenges facing the greater legal tech world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Focused on moving forward, with an eye backward to a very challenging 2020, this issue will host both Member and Business Partner content, taking case-studies and best practices and pairing them with articles on security, knowledge management, internal role changes, shifts in departmental organization, and much more.

Submissions Closed
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Summer 2021

Adapting to Acceleration: Tech Challenges and Changes

Looking again ahead, ILTA plans a special double-digital issue for Summer 2021. Split into two parts, this issue will first tackle the challenges legal technologists, their organizations, law firms, and our Business Partners must overcome when adapting next technologies and putting them into practice. The second part of the Summer issue will focus on the changes that these groups are expecting to see once the changes have been implemented and are in practice. This double issue is open to the greater ILTA constituency and community.

Submissions Closed
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Fall 2021

Rise of Collaboration: Vendors, Tools, and Groups

When ILTAns get together, we spend a lot of our time collaborating, helping each other solve complex and variable problems and projects. This issue will have space for collaboration: new authors, new topics, new types of articles. Member and Partner content gladly accepted, with additional articles discussing how technologists are using key tools or products to help think outside the box.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN JUNE 1 – JUNE 30
PUBLISHING LATE SEPTEMBER 2021

Winter 2021

Maturity and Security: Legal and Law Departments in the 21st Century

For this last issue of the year, Legal and Law Departments take to the main stage. Covering a multitude of topics, but focused on maturity and security, articles will discuss recent global events, new products and services, and how implementation is a trickle-down process. This issue will also take a technologist’s look into 2022 and make predictions about what we may see in the coming year.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN SEPTEMBER 1 – SEPTEMBER 30
PUBLISHING LATE DECEMBER 2021

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 PAPERS

Tech Solutions White Paper and International White Paper (Brasil focused)

Housed in a joint digital issue, two sets of white papers will publish in tandem.

Tech Solutions White Papers will 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.

The International White Paper, with a Brasil focus, is all-new for 2021. This White Paper will look to our South American legal technology community and the challenges and triumphs tech, solutions, and community they bring to the table.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN DECEMBER 30, 2020 – JANUARY 30, 2021
PUBLISHING EARLY MARCH 2021

SURVEY RESULTS

Legal AI Tools, Volume 2

Returning quickly in 2021, this cosponsored survey will review and track Artificial Intelligence products and services that many legal technologists are now seeing in their day-to-day. With over a dozen AI categories, from over 100 vendors, this robust survey will set the 2020 stage for AI notification and usage.

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SURVEY OPENING EARLY 2021
PUBLISHING APRIL 2021

WHITE PAPERS

Knowledge Management White Paper and Practice Management White Paper

Housed in a joint digital issue, two sets of white papers will publish in tandem.

The Knowledge Management White Papers have a long-standing history with ILTA. Building on that for 2021, this set of articles may take a look at new roles in KM, content aggregation, working with data and data analytics, innovation, and much more!

For the Practice Management White Papers, this larger edition will tackle the ever-changing world of PM. 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 MARCH 15 – APRIL 15, 2021
PUBLISHING EARLY JUNE 2021

WHITE PAPERS AND SURVEY RESULTS

Litigation and Practice Support White Paper and Survey and Corporate Legal Departments White Paper

The Litigation and Practice Support White Paper and Survey has been a stalwart among the ILTA publications for years. Returning for another updated survey in 2021, this edition will stand alongside articles that include topics such as data analytics, information governance, the effect of technology-assisted review on ediscovery, litigation support for corporate legal departments, and much more.

In tandem, we find the Corporate White Papers. This year’s edition 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 MAY 15 – JUNE 15, 2021
PUBLISHING EARLY SEPTEMBER 2021

SURVEY RESULTS

2021 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 2021!

SURVEY OPENING EARLY 2021
PUBLISHING OCTOBER 2021

WHITE PAPERS AND SURVEY RESULTS

Marketing Technology White Paper and Survey and Information Governance White Paper

Always a reader-favorite, the Mar Tech White Papers and Survey are returning for another edition 2021. Questions relevant to all MarTechs will be answered and articles 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!

This edition of IG White Papers continues 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 AUGUST 15 – SEPT 15, 2021
PUBLISHING EARLY DECEMBER 2021

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.