Welcome to Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writers. Scribes was founded in 1953 to encourage legal writers to promote excellence in legal writing.

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Scribes will be hosting its virtual National Conference for Law Review Editors on Sunday, April 7, 2024
On Sunday, April 7, 2024, Scribes will be hosting its virtual National Conference for Law Review Editors. Click here to learn more: https://www.scribes.org/law-review-project/2024-nclre/.   Participants may register via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2024-national-conference-for-law-review-editors-registration-745704541357.   Registration for institutional members of Scribes is free; registration for other law reviews and law journals depends on the number of journals who wish to send members, but each registered journal may send up to 15 students for the registration fee. We ask that only one person per journal register. We will then work with that person to collect all names and email addresses for other attendees from the organization so we can distribute Zoom links. Faculty advisors are welcome to register and participate.   If you are registering two or more journals, it may be more cost-effective for your school to purchase an institutional membership, https://scribes.org/membership/membership-types-and-benefits/. Sessions will be recorded, and each journal will receive access to the 2023 and 2024 recordings via Canvas after the conference.   We hope to see you and your students at the virtual conference.
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Now Accepting Applications for the 2024‒2025 Scribes Fellows Program
Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers is launching a Canvas site to provide outstanding content about legal writing to its members, law-review editors, and other interested individuals. To accelerate content development and showcase talent from various parts of the legal profession, the Scribes Board has created the Scribes Fellows Program to attract attorneys, judges, academics, and librarians willing to produce original, engaging content related to legal writing. For the second year, which will run from June 2024 through May 2025, Scribes will select two Scribes Fellows. For more information on compensation and the application process, please see this document.
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