Published legal writing credit may be given if the writing:
- Contributes to the attorney's legal education;
- Is intended for an attorney audience; and
- Is an original writing that is published, in print or electronically, in a professional legal journal or publication.
Applying for Credit
Following publication, attorneys may submit a Published Legal Writing Credit Application. The application must include a copy of the writing, a word count, and the name and address of the publisher. If the attorney is a coauthor, the request shall also include a statement indicating the percentage of work contributed by the attorney.
Credit for writing will be awarded as follows:
- One (1) credit hour will be given for each one thousand (1,000) words, provided that any writing submitted for credit shall include a minimum of one thousand (1,000) words;
- Attorneys are limited to a maximum of six (6) total credits for writing for each reporting period;
- Credits will be applied in the year in which the writing is actually published; and
- A writing that is coauthored by one or more attorneys is eligible for credit in proportion to the percentage of work contributed by each attorney.
No credit will be given for:
- A writing that is prepared in the ordinary course of the attorney's employment or practice of law;
- Written materials prepared as part of a CLE course;
- A writing for which the attorney is directly compensated, other than as an honorarium;
- A writing prepared for or on behalf of a client or prospective client or for marketing purposes; or
- Editing or rewriting.