THE ADVOCATE 393
VOL. 77 PART 3 MAY 2019
A DVOCATE NEWS
By Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C.*
WRITING FOR THE ADVOCATE
You are cordially invited to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and
send us your submissions. As long as the content is in some way related to
law or the legal profession, we welcome articles, letters to the editor, grumbles,
book or movie reviews, reports on law-related events and societies,
historical anecdotes and much more.
The editor and I are fortunate to know many members of the legal profession,
but there are thousands more whom we have not met. We reach out
when we can personally to encourage submissions but know there must be
many other prospective authors who would be tremendous additions to the
Advocate ranks. Sometimes budding contributors’ kindly mentors or law
school instructors encourage them to write in, but as is the case in many
other aspects of your practice and lives, you cannot always rely on others
to sense what your capabilities and interests are unless you make them
known. Do not assume you are not welcome because you have not heard
from us. We are writing now in part as a substitute for the direct connections
that are not always otherwise made.
We encourage diversity in all its senses, in both authors and the views
they express. If you think a perspective has been underrepresented, we
would like to correct that imbalance.
Many of you have no doubt noticed recurring names on our Contributors
page. We value our longstanding contributors for the quality of the content
that they provide, of course, but also for their very willingness to take time
out of their busy schedules to provide us with content. We do not prioritize
content from people who write in often. Sometimes they are the only people
who have written in. Long may their wonderful contributions continue,
but we have much more room we can fill.
* Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C., is the assistant editor of the Advocate.