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By now you should have received a copy of the VBA Journal in the mail. It’s not only the twice-yearly “official publication of the VBA.” It’s an opportunity to show off your writing skills and deep knowledge about a legal topic to Virginia lawyers and subscribers across the United States.

Spring 2019 VBA Journal coverC’mon. Wouldn’t your online bio look just a tad spiffier with the mention of a published article in a statewide bar journal?

The article submission process

Send a summary of the topic and how you propose to address it by August 15 of the prior year for the spring issue and by April 1 of the same year for the fall issue. Submit to editor Marilyn Shaw at

Approved articles should be original and for initial publication in the Journal, and peer reviewed by members of the appropriate VBA section before submission.

Word length: 1,500 plus endnotes.

Images: Suggestions and submissions are appreciated.

VBA Journals exist in print and digital flip versions. See what you may have missed.


At any time during your membership if you have questions, the VBA staff stands ready to answer them. Call Membership Coordinator Elizabeth Gerde at 804-644-0041, ext. 118, or send the staff an email at

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