Deadlines & Themes for The Bencher

The Bencher magazine is the flagship publication of the American Inns of Court and published six times per year. Submissions are welcome and membership is not require to contribute an article. If you are interested in writing, please be sure to review our Editorial Policy and Submission Guidelines. Please contact our editor with any questions.

January/February 2020

Theme: Women in the Legal Profession
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Today, women comprise a large percentage of the legal profession. How are women faring today in the practice of law? Who were the trailblazers? What barriers have women faced and how have they overcome them? Share with us who you admire and why. How have women entering the profession impacted the practice of law?

March/April 2020

Theme: Lawyer Well Being
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Stress, anxiety, depression, and addictive behaviors are unfortunately not uncommon in the practice of law. What is the profession doing to address these issues? What are the ethical implications? Which strategies work best to minimize stressors? What are lawyers, judges, and law students doing to keep themselves healthy? Tell us about resources that are available to provide assistance.  


Article submissions should be e-mailed to Rita Zimmerman. We look forward to having you contribute to The Bencher.