Thank you for considering the submission of an essay to Expressions, an online collection of stories that feature the good works of New York State attorneys. To contribute to Expressions on the New York State Bar Association website, please follow these guidelines.
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All articles should be between 750 and 1000 words, should be submitted in electronic format - preferably e-mailed as an attachment although we will accept submission on a CD sent through regular mail, and preferably created in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. Since we need to be able to format the text, we cannot accept essays in PDF. Each essay should be typed with double spacing throughout, including footnotes if they are to be included.
Citations should be inserted as footnotes, rather than as citation sentences. The preferred method is to use the Insert Footnote (or similar) command, which automatically inserts a call-out number in the text and creates a space at the end of the document for the text of the endnote. Extra paragraph returns between footnotes/endnotes should not be used. If you do not have an Insert Footnote command, insert the citations at the end of the article as endnotes. The corresponding callout number should be inserted manually in the appropriate place in the text.