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The Oklahoma Bar Journal publishes 10 full-color print issues and 24 digital-only issues per year. Each issue, both print and digital, contains both display and classified ads. Display ads are available in 13 sizes plus premium positioning. Classified ads can be upgraded to include blind boxes or logos. See below for advertising details, or download the PDF Advertising Kit.

Advertising questions? Contact Lauren Rimmer by email at advertising@okbar.org, or by telephone (405) 416-7018.

Costs & Specifications

Display Ads

All display ads will be published in four color. If assistance is needed with design or an ad has to be resized, a $50 fee will be added to the rate. Multiple insertion rates can only be guaranteed if the ads are purchased at the same time and are based on the number of times an ad is published in a theme issue within a 12-month period - three print issues receives a 5% discount, five print issues receives a 10% discount and 10 print issues receives a 15% discount.

Ad Size 1x 1x+2 court 3x 5x 10x 
Inside Front Cover $2,125 $4,250 $2,018.75 $1,915.50 $1,806.25
Inside Back Cover $1,950 $3,900 $1,852.50 $1,755 $1,657.50
Back Cover $2,300 $4,600 $2,185 $2,070 $1,955
Opposite Table of Contents $1,715 $3,430 $1,629.25 $1,543.50 $1,457.75
Opposite Inside Front Cover $1,825 $3,650 $1,733.75 $1,642.50 $1,551.25
2-Page Spread $2,100 $4,200 $1,995 $1,890 $1,785
Full Page $1,625 $3,250 $1,543.75 $1,462.50 $1,381.25
2/3 Page $1,200 $2,400 $1,140 $1,080 $1,020
1/2 Page $975 $1,950 $926.50 $877.50 $828.75
1/3 Page $800 $1,600 $760 $720 $680
1/4 Page $685 $1,370 $650.75 $616.50 $585.25
1/6 Page $530 $1,060 $503.25 $477 $450.50

Display Ad Package

You can now purchase a display ad package which includes three publications of your ad (one theme issue and two electronic court issues) for the price of two publications - a 50% discount on the two electronic court issue ads. For example, if you purchase a full-page ad for $1,625, you can buy a package deal which will include the publication of your ad in two electronic court issues for only $3,250.

Agency Commission/Contracts

All advertising rates are net and not subject to commission. All display advertising must be accompanied by a written request including ad size, number of insertions and dates desired and position preference. Preferred positions and cover positions will be guaranteed when available.

Classified Advertising

Each issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal contains a classified advertising section. Regular classified ads are available at $1.50 per word with a $35 minimum charge per issue. Frequency-placement discounts are not available. Classified ads must be submitted in writing and must be prepaid.

Display Classified Advertising

Display classified advertising is available with a box border and bold typeface at $70 per column inch per issue. Frequency-placement discounts are not available. A minimum of one column inch will be sold and additional space is sold only in increments of a full inch. All display classified advertising must be submitted in writing and be prepaid.

Blind Box Surcharge

A surcharge of $15 to cover forwarding of replies is required on all blind box advertisements. This will apply each time the ad is published. Word count must include the phrase “Send replies to Box____, Oklahoma Bar Association, P.O. Box 53036, Oklahoma City, OK 73152.”

Names of box holders will not be disclosed. If there are persons or firms that you do not want your reply to reach, address the reply to the box number and enclose that envelope in another envelope, address to the Oklahoma Bar Journal, along with a list of those persons or firms. If the advertiser is anyone on that list your letter will be destroyed.


New advertisers are required to prepay for first ad insertion. Also, all classified and classified display advertising must be prepaid. Display advertising also should be prepaid unless special arrangements have been negotiated. Proof of publication will be provided only upon request.


OBA sections and committees receive three free full-pages of ad space per year unless the ad promotes a CLE not co-sponsored by the OBA. If the ad is promoting a CLE not co-sponsored by the OBA or the committee/section has exhausted its three free pages of space, it will be charged at a 40% discounted rate.

County bar association, law schools and other law-related groups also receive a 40% discount for display ads unless the ad promotes a CLE not co-sponsored by the OBA. The discount is applied to the rate for one ad.



Advertising may be canceled only by written notice received prior to the advertising deadline. If a frequency discount was given and the ad is cancelled prior to meeting the frequency requirement, the advertiser will be responsible for paying the difference of the two rates.


Proofs will only be provided if requested and will be for typographical corrections only. All other changes will be charged on the basis of time occupied in making such changes ($50/hour).

Refusal of Ads

The Oklahoma Bar Association reserves the right to revise or reject any advertisement which it considers to be objectionable or offensive in subject matter, illustration or phraseology.


The Oklahoma Bar Association is not liable for any error in advertisement to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. This does not apply to advertisers who provide camera-ready artwork or who have proofed copy.

Retention of Materials

Ad materials will be retained for 12 months.

Dates & Deadlines
Mechanical & Production Requirements
Submissions & Cancellations
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