Are you a good writer, with a clear voice and legal training?
SCOPE publishes original pieces that relate directly to the Paralegal Scope of Practice.
Articles in SCOPE are not essays. They are not Face Book posts, or Tweets. SCOPE articles are readable, informative and reliable.
Case summaries and commentaries may also be published at CanLII Connects. Submissions are fact-checked and edited to maintain a high standard of writing.
Paralegals, lawyers, judges, instructors and legal students from across Canada and around the world rely on Paralegal SCOPE Magazine for information about licensed paralegals. SCOPE was asked to contribute content to CanLII Connects. It is listed with the Law Society’s Great Library. Content is published at other legal information sites, such as Your Legal Rights.
SCOPE contributors may qualify for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours, and your business contact information will run with your article.
SCOPE is looking for: newsy features and briefs about events, decisions and announcements; summaries and commentaries on recent court and tribunal decisions that affect paralegal practice; first-person articles about paralegal experiences; tips & suggestions for new licensees; and book reviews and appraisals of tools, technology, services and reference material.
- Read SCOPE articles to get a sense for the style of the online magazine, including language level and spelling.
- Send drafts in plain text — no bold, no indented paragraphs.
- Single-space between sentences, single line between paragraphs.
- Provide links for cases you reference, or articles you quote, in brackets, ie.: Jones v. Jones, ONCA 2012 (http:blah-3446.ca).
- Avoid jargon. Use clear, direct, active language.
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Comments, emails, submissions or other contact with SCOPE do not create a relationship between SCOPE and the sender. Comments and submissions represent the opinions of the authors, who remain responsible for their content. SCOPE reserves the right to edit submissions and comments, and to refuse to publish any comments or submissions.
Material on SCOPE, including content, images, audio, software and any other information not in the public domain or specifically credited to another copyright holder, is copyright Paralegal SCOPE Magazine 2013–2014.
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