Publishing An Article With ExpertLaw
By Aaron Larson
- Why should I contribute to the library?
- Can I keep an article on my own website, and just have you link it to your library?
- What type of articles do you want?
- When I submit an original writing to expertlaw, do I receive credit?
- How do I submit my work?
- When my work is linked to other websites, will I still receive credit?
- Who holds the copyright to the work I submit?
- What if somebody edits my work, or updates it?
- Are there any modifications you will make without my permission?
- What will my article look like after it is published?
- What if a dispute arises?
Your contribution will bring you recognition, as you will be credited as author with a "hot link" to your email address or website. The compiled library of articles will be available to you for use on your own website, to provide a breadth and depth of information that most attorneys simply don't have the time to develop on their own. Additionally, as it continues to grow, the library will be of great benefit to the public.
We prefer submissions of original articles, and it is unlikely that we will include an article already available on another website. However, if you have an article that is included on your site and would like it included in our library, please the link to us and we will review the article for inclusion in the library. (We do not accept articles which are already reprinted on third party sites - that is, sites other than your own.)
If your article is accepted, we will reproduce the article on our server, as described herein. Our policy of hosting all articles on our own server, as opposed to linking articles, results from the difficulty of maintaining the integrity of a large collection of links.
Anything that might be interesting to our readers. A few examples:
- Drunk Driving Law In Iowa - Frequently Asked Questions
- How To Find A Lawyer
- Making Your Divorce Easier On Your Children
- Workers' Compensation - What Is The "Exclusive Remedy" Rule?
- Damages Caps - Do They Hurt Society More Than They Help?
- What I Expect When I Hire An Expert Witness
- The Top Ten Mistakes Experts Make At Deposition
- How To Make Your Trial Testimony More Effective
- The Best Ways To Beat Job-Related Stress
- How I Found My Dream Job
- "Alternative Careers For Lawyers" - A Book Review
- The Top Ten Mistakes Attorneys Make In Family Court
We wish to provide a broad range of information. If you write about what you know, what you would like your clients to know, or what interests you, you will probably be on target.
Yes. You will be acknowledged under the headline and at the bottom of the page displaying your work, with a "hot link" to your email address or website (if available).
You may either it to us as an attachment, or mail it to us on a CD. The best formats for submission are HTML, RTF (Rich Text Format) or Word. Should you choose to submit your article by regular mail, submissions should be mailed to Aaron Larson, 1523 Kirtland Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103.
Yes. One of the conditions of using materials from ExpertLaw is that copyright notices, disclaimers and "republication" notices cannot be deleted or modified.
You hold the copyright on your work. By submitting your work to us, you certify that it is your own original work and that you have full authority to license us to distribute your work, and license us to distribute it through our services. Please read the "terms of redistribution" at the bottom of this page, regarding works linked from this site.
If we propose minor changes to your work, we will submit our suggestions to you. Minor editing will not change your status as copyright holder. We will not change your work without your permission, but may decline to distribute it. An outdated work will either be updated by the author, or be replaced with another original work.
Other than as described herein, we will not change the text of your submission. We reserve the right to change the text of any information we add to the page, including but not limited to the title, summary, acknowledgement, or graphics without notice to you, and we reserve the right to make formatting changes, including reformatting your submission to a format consistent with other materials we provide. We also reserve the right to add "hot links" to other relevant web pages from the text of your article. For example, if you reference the American Bar Association, we may turn that reference into a "hot link." We will not knowingly link to any materials that will in any way diminish or reflect poorly on you or your writing - please recall that any link that would embarrass you will also embarrass us.
It will look pretty much like this sample. Please note, however, that the background image, font, font size, graphics, and other design elements may be changed as this service develops, without any notice to you. (You may of course visit our website at any time, to see our presentation of your work.)
In the event that a dispute arises between a person who submits a work and ExpertLaw, all issues shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Michigan, which shall be the exclusive venue for the resolution of any claims directly or indirectly arising as a result of the publication of the article.
Copyright © 1998 - 2005 Aaron Larson. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without the express written permission of the copyright holder. If you believe you may lawfully use a quotation, excerpt or paraphrase of this article under the Fair Use exception to copyright law, except as otherwise authorized by the author of the article, you must cite this article as a source for your work and include a link back to the original article from any online materials that incorporate or are derived from the content of this article.
About the Author: Aaron Larson is a Michigan lawyer, whose practice focuses on litigation and appeals.