Oklahoma Bar Journal


Practice Area Articles

These articles appear in seven themed issues of the journal every year. Authors are given the opportunity to review their articles prior to publication to update if necessary.

Topics for Content

See the editorial calendar for practice areas to be featured and editor contact information for each issue. Practical, “how to” articles that would benefit attorneys in their practice of law are especially encouraged. If you have an idea or need a suggestion for writing an article for an upcoming theme issue that features practice area articles, contact the editor.

Length and Format

Submit one original using 8½″ × 11″ page size between 1,500 and 5,000 words (including endnotes) using double spacing. Please number pages, use endnotes instead of footnotes and include your name in a byline under the title. Endnotes should not be excessive in number and length. The receipt of all article submissions will be confirmed with an email.


The Board of Editors review and approve all articles for publication. Decision is based on quality of the article, its substantive value, its general interest to Oklahoma lawyers and the originality of its subject matter. Preference is given to OBA members. Authors of articles not selected are notified by email of the board’s decision.


Send your article to the editor responsible for the practice area issue via email. See the editorial calendar for editor contact information. Every author is required to complete the publication agreement when submitting an article. The agreement may be emailed, faxed or mailed to the editor. Additional instructions will follow.

Upon Acceptance

Email your biographical sketch of 50 words or less. Please note details of honors bestowed by other publications (e.g.Super LawyersBest Lawyers, etc.) will not be accepted for publication in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. (Oklahoma-based publications are the exception.)


Call Lori Rasmussen, managing editor, at 405-416-7016 or 800-522-8065, or email lorir@okbar.org.

General Practice Articles
Section Notes
Bar Briefs & In Memoriam
"The Back Page"
Letters to the Editor