All Deliberations blog posts should provide: (1) a clear and concise discussion of important issues relevant to litigators and consultants that is informed by research or experience; (2) material that attempts to engage the reader and facilitate discussion, particularly an audience of attorneys, judges, litigation consultants, or policy makers; and (3) specific recommendations for how to use the information in practice. Blog posts should include original substantive content that informs consultants and legal officials, rather than simply serving as a stream of consciousness or a forum for marketing or self-promotion. If necessary, the editor reserves the right to request revisions to ensure that the post meets these specifications. Otherwise, the editor will make superficial changes as needed (e.g., grammar, punctuation).
Deliberations asks for original content. Submissions that have previously been posted on other web sites may be accepted if such submission is a derivative work containing new material created by the author of the original work. The author maintains the rights to the work, but if it is re-posted or republished as posted in Deliberations, it should bear the notation "Originally published in the ASTC Deliberations blog".
Format: 12 point font, Times New Roman, single-spaced, double-space between paragraphs
Length: 500-1500 words maximum
Images/Visuals (optional): Place any images in the word document before the title of the blog post. Please make sure that these images are not copyrighted.
References (optional): Provide in-text footnotes for all references, and place the references at the end of the document1
Links (optional): Feel free to provide links to any news or research articles you discuss, in-text or in the reference page.
Author Snapshot: At the end of the post, right after the references, please write a few sentences about your work as a litigator or consultant and include contact information.
Please email all blog posts to the Deliberations editors, Joshua Behl (Joshua.Behl@gmail.com) and Ben Perkel (bperkel