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Continuing Legal Education at the Bar Association of San Francisco

Publish and Prosper: Get Published in San Francisco Attorney magazine or the BASF Bulletin newspaper

Writing an article for San Francisco Attorney magazine and the BASF Bulletin newspaper is not only a great way to help your colleagues better understand issues and topics of mutual concern, publication also positions you as an authority on your subject. Both publications are always seeking articles authored by members of BASF on relevant legal trends, practice management issues, and solo and small firm experiences, to name a few.

CLE Credit

Authors may also receive State Bar of California MCLE self-study credit for the preparation of written materials accepted for publication. For MCLE guidelines for "Writing Published Legal Materials," visit


Submission Criteria

  • As a benefit of membership in BASF, articles are accepted from members.
  • All articles are subject to the editors' approval and they reserve the right to edit or reject any articles submitted for publication.
  • Articles must be previously unpublished, original and submitted by the author.
  • Selection for publication is based on the article's relevance to our readers determined by content and timeliness. Articles appealing to the widest range of interests are particularly appreciated. However, commentaries dealing with more specific areas of law are given equally serious consideration.
  • Editors reserve the right to edit pieces for size, grammar and BASF style guidelines.
  • Articles are accepted for review on a rolling basis.
  • Preferred submission is in MS Word as an attachment.
  • Please submit a high resolution color headshot and a two to three sentence bio to include at the end of the article

Additional Submission Guidelines for the BASF Bulletin

The BASF Bulletin is a monthly newspaper which accepts shorter, timelier articles. The following are guidelines for submitting an article for consideration in the BASF Bulletin:

  • Deadline is the last day of each month (i.e., October 31 deadline would print in December)
  • Word count is 250-300 words


For more information about submitting an article for the BASF Bulletin, please email .

Additional Submission Guidelines for San Francisco Attorney magazine (SFAM)

SFAM is a quarterly magazine which accepts longer articles of relevance to our readers. These can be scholarly discourses, articles on the administration of justice, new trends in the practice of law, etc.

Authors are encouraged to send a brief description of the proposed article.

For more information about submitting an article for San Francisco Attorney magazine, email Kerstin Firmin at

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