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The North Carolina State Bar Journal is a highly respected quarterly magazine which contains a wide range of articles covering everything from law office technology to professionalism and pro bono work. In addition, the Journal contains timely information of interest to North Carolina lawyers such as State Bar Ethics opinions, disciplinary actions, rule amendments, and State Bar Committee actions.

Why Advertise in the Journal?

Clearly, one of the most effective means to reach North Carolina attorneys and other affiliates of the legal field is through the North Carolina State Bar Journal. 

As the law is constantly changing, attorneys have to keep on top of changes or face serious professional consequences. This makes the Journal required reading.

By advertising in the Journal, you are reaching North Carolina's most affluent and influential legal professionals. As the official publication of the North Carolina State Bar, the Journal guarantees you access to every attorney licensed to practice in North Carolina. Not only do attorneys look to the Journal for up-to-date information, but many attorneys also keep issues for future reference.

In addition to being distributed to every member of the legal profession in North Carolina, theJournal also reaches judges, many of the nation's law libraries, bar members throughout the nation who are also licensed in North Carolina, all North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegals, and other interested subscribers and organizations. All are excellent prospects for many products and services including financial, title abstracting, insurance, office furniture and equipment, publishing, printing, communications, transportation, and travel.


The Journal is sent to almost 30,500 State Bar members.

Issues and Closing Dates
Issue Closing
March 1 January 1
June 1 April 1
September 1 July 1
December 1 October 1
Exceptions to the deadline can be made so please contact the publisher at (910) 397-0353 for deadline extensions.

Payment Policy

No pre-payment is required for new advertisers. Advertisers will be invoiced after printing is completed and payment is due within 30 days of billing. Advertising will be cancelled by the publisher when payment of published advertising is 60 days past due.

Journal Advertising Rates - 2024
Note: No agency commission paid.
Black and White
Full Page $2,100
2/3 Page $1,900
1/2 Page $1,600
1/3 Page $1,350
1/4 Page $1,000
1/6 Page $775

Four-Color Inside

Add $400 to black and white rate.

2nd and 3rd covers (full-page) $2,700
Back cover (full-page, 4-color) $3,100
Note: No charge for color on cover advertisements.

Mechanical Requirements

Printed: web, heatset
Trim Size: 8.5" X 11"
Column Size: 3 columns, 2.25"
Line Screen: preferrably 150
Artwork: Artwork should be submitted electronically as a PDF file with all fonts embedded and any color set as CMYK. If you furnish film a surcharge of $60.00 will be applied per ad. An hourly rate will be charged for creation of advertising. For additional guidelines on submitting artwork, contact the director of communications at the address below.

Size Requirements
Width x Height
Full-page bleed 8.5 x 11
(1/4 bleed)
Full page 7 1/4" x 9 3/4"
2/3 vertical 4 3/4" x 9 1/2"
2/3 horizontal 7 1/4" x 6 3/8
1/2 vertical 4 3/4" x 7 1/4"
1/2 horizontal 7 1/4" x 4 3/4"
1/3 vertical 2 1/4" x 9 1/2"
1/3 horizontal 7 1/4" x 3"
1/3 island 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
1/4 vertical 2 1/4" x 6 1/4"
1/4 horizontal 7 1/4" x 2 1/4"
1/6 vertical 2 1/4" x 4 5/8"
1/6 horizontal 4 3/4" x 2 1/4"
Back cover 8 1/2" x 9"
(1/4 bleed)

Classified Advertising

All classified ads must be typed. The cost is $400 for the first 35 words and $.50 for each additional word. Blind box ads are available for an additional $6 to cover postage and handling. Classified categories include Positions Available, Positions Wanted, For Sale, and Miscellaneous.



Inquiries should be addressed to:
Director of Communications
6568 Towles Rd. 
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 397-0353

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