About The Bar Journal


Published 11x a year, The Bar Journal features fascinating legal topics & perspectives, alongside CMBA news and information. It is provided at no-charge to dues-paying members. Subscriptions are available to non-members for $35 per year. Subscribe today

For questions or more information, contact Jackie Baraona, Bar Journal Editor and Designer, at (216) 696-3525 ext. 4012, jbaraona@clemetrobar.org.

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We welcome members to submit content for publication to showcase experience & expertise.


Columns are reoccurring one-page articles that center around specific topics or groups. These are coordinated by specific CMBA members and committees. Some examples include the Ethics Perspective, Legal Research & Writing, or Green Initiative.

Column Guidelines​​


Featured articles coordinate with each issue's monthly theme according to the Editorial Calendar. Editorial themes coordinate with current CMBA Sections' interests and practice areas. Section membership is recommend for publication opportunities, although you don't have to be a Section member to submit an article topic. The topic submission deadlines are listed on the Editorial Calendar. Occasionally, we accept articles that don't coincide with editorial themes, contact us with your article topic for consideration.

Feature Guidelines

Current Issue: January 2021

Young Lawyers & Criminal Law

December 2020
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