We are bringing together a diversity of experiences and voices from legal professionals across the United States (note, we are open to content from international legal professionals). The content will be targeted to law students, JDs and lawyers.
Our audience is law students, JD and lawyers who possess or seek professional pursuits within and outside the traditional practice of law. For example, we are looking for “how to I transitioned from transactional law into HR/professional development” – not “transactional law 101- how to draft the best agreement for your client.”
No more than 1,000 words. If a writer has a thought piece that can be stated in 500-700, then that’s fine. When the piece deserves a slightly longer treatment, then it can go longer. We do not want anyone to feel limited by length or obligated to stretch a piece out unnecessarily. Note: All submissions are subject to edits for length, clarity and/or brevity.
Conversational tone. Not academic or law review article. Write as though you’re having a conversation or telling a story to someone sitting next to you. No footnotes and minimal reference to any previously published articles. We want your piece to be original content. We can hyperlink to references of source information within the post.
Proof relentlessly. Write clear & concisely. Be knowledgeable of the AP style.
Each piece will run with a bio of the author (max. 50 words) and a call to action (linking to their site, a cause, etc.). This is the space where you tell readers about yourself and the things that you do.
Checklist: Each post includes an author summary that features the following:
- Bio (maximum 50 words)
- Recent head shot: ideal photo file size for web readiness is 2MB in .jpg/.jpeg or .png format
- Social media links (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or personal website)
Up to the author. They can write once, monthly or quarterly (e.g. if the blog is a series that has more than one part or a set of different articles). However, we do not want the blog dominated by one author.
Text of articles published in MTEN Insider newsletter may be reprinted with permission and provided the following attribution is given to the newsletter.
“©[Year] Published in [Publication Title], [MM/YY of Publication] [direct link to full article on morethanesquires.com], by More Than Esquires Network. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of More Than Esquires Network or the copyright holder.”
You may not use graphics and images that run with the articles. Blog posts may not be reprinted without permission of both the More Than Esquires Network and the author of the post.
The thought piece is up to the author. The MTEN community has unlimited set of interests and experiences, as long as it is pertaining to law (non-traditional roles or practice areas), entrepreneurship, or any area of law/industry that is deemed fun, innovative or groundbreaking; this also includes life as a lawyer (practicing or non-practicing in a non-traditional role). The topic should be relatable to law students, JDs & lawyers. See the list below for suggested ideas.
- Alternative Career Paths for Law Students & Lawyers
- Mental Health & Mindfulness
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Legal Technology
- Finding My Side Hustle: How I Practice Law in addition to maintaining my Side Hustle
- Networking: Crafting Your Brand and Pitch
- Financial Planning & Fitness- How to Prepare for Career Transition
- Work-Life Balance in Your Personal & Professional Life
- How I Transitioned from Law into Another Role (non-legal role)
To submit your blog or any other questions, then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org