The Law Letter is the Society’s journal for the legal profession in Tasmania. Published by the Law Society of Tasmania, it is a significant way for the Society to reach its members, and for the Society to reach the broader legal community, including barristers, the judiciary, politicians and government practitioners. Past issues of the Law Letter are listed below.
The Law Letter educates, informs and entertains its readers. The Society welcomes contributions from legal practitioners and allied professionals to the Law Letter – both serious and light-hearted – on topics of interest to the legal profession in Tasmania. Social events within the profession including photographs are also welcome along with articles on travel, health and lifestyle.
The Society greatly appreciates the time and effort involved in drafting articles for publication in the Law Letter. Any contributions and inquiries to Shelley Harwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to write for the Society’s member journal, the Law Letter, which has a circulation of over 1100 copies covering all legal practitioners, firms and associate members, Courts, government departments and interstate law societies in Tasmania, please contact email@example.com. This journal is published three times a year and an electronic copy is made available to Society members on this website. A list of past issues of the Law Letter is below.
Deadline for Articles in the Law Letter The Law Letter is generally published and distributed to the legal profession three times a year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to send in materials and content and for the specific deadlines.
Author Guidelines – Law Letter submission requirements
Abstract It is recommended authors provide a 50 word abstract for possible use at the start of the article.
Biographical Information To ensure that we fully and appropriately acknowledge you as the author of your article, please provide the following information at the end of your article: full name, firm or organisation where you are working, position/title at that firm/organisation and email address.
Author Photographs If available a professional quality head and shoulders photograph of the author(s) should be supplied. Images should be 300 dpi, no less than 57mm wide and provided as a *.tif or *.jpeg
Submitting an Article Completed articles and photographs are to be submitted electronically to Shelley Harwood at email@example.com
Formats and Style Format Articles are to be emailed in Microsoft Word ready for insertion into Adobe InDesign.
Two-three page featured article – 2500-3000 words including endnotes and abstract
One page article – 800-900 words including endnotes and abstract
Book reviews – 350-400 words
Aim to be clear and concise. Use short sentences and paragraphs.
Text should be interspersed with appropriate and concise sub-headings (preferably no longer than three words).
Reference Article submissions must be your own original work – any direct quotations or material based on other works must be fully credited.
When citing legislation:
Italicise the title, but not the year, for example, Legal Profession Act 2007 (Tas); and abbreviate the jurisdiction in brackets to distinguish.
When the same Act or Bill is referred to frequently throughout an article: quote the first reference in full and abbreviate subsequent references; and incorporate references to specific section/clauses in the text, rather than as endnotes.
Hyperlinks Please do not place automatic hyperlinks in articles or endnotes, instead they should be typed in bold.
Endnotes Endnotes rather than footnotes are preferred to provide sources for information, quotations, cases etc. They should:
Be kept to a minimum consistent with adequate acknowledgement of sources etc.
Checked to ensure reference numbers within the text correspond with reference in the endnotes.
Author biographical details should be kept separate from any endnotes.