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The Berks

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The Official Publication of the Berks County Bar Association

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Barrister The Berks

The Official Publication of The Berks County Bar Association The Legal Association of Berks County, established in 1867, became the Berks County Bar Association in 1888, and was incorporated as a non-profit association in 1931.

The goals then and now remain the same with responsibilities reflecting the changing times. 1. To promote and protect the legal system. 2. To provide education, both to attorneys and the public. 3. To promote high ethical standards. 4. To provide services and benefits to the members. 5. To keep the members appraised of actions that focus and impact on the legal system. 6. To help members improve their quality of life.

Reach an affluent and influential audience that cares about its community! The Berks Barrister, published quarterly, is shared among the legal community, professional office staff members and clients within the waiting rooms of the more than 100 law practices throughout the Greater Reading area.

Editorial Focus The Berks Barrister serves the legal community of Greater Reading, Pennsylvania. It addresses and explores issues relevant to the legal profession and the community, while promoting fellowship and goodwill among its members. It provides thought provoking articles, uplifting stories and relevant commentary concerning legal issues, education and fellowship opportunities that impact our community and the world.

The mission of the Berks County Bar Association is to provide useful services to its members and to the community.

600 1500 Quarterly Circulation

Berks County Bar Association 544 Court Street, PO Box 10581 Reading, PA 19603 610.375.4591 Executive Director, Donald F. Smith, Jr., Esq.

Projected 2013 Editorial Calendar

Total Readership

Quarterly Features

Member Profiles Community Outreach Legal Briefs Milepost Announcements President’s Message

Publication Deadlines


Editorial Topics

Ad Reservations Due

Ad Materials Due

Winter (February)

Berks Bar 2013 Agenda 2012 Legislative Impact Review Taxation Overview Pro Bono Celebration Law Foundation Benefit Luncheon

January 15, 2013

January 25, 2013

Spring (May)

Legends of the Bar Bench Bar Conference Point-Counterpoint: Hot Topic Law Foundation Report Law Day Community Focus

April 15, 2013

April 25, 2013

Summer (August)

Pro Bono Profile Berks Bar in the Community Past Presidents’ Roll Call Weighing in: Law in the News

July 15, 2013

July 25, 2013

Autumn (November)

Outstanding Honors Point-Counterpoint: Hot Topic Collaboration with the Chamber Community Scorecard Bar’s Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation

October 15, 2013

October 25, 2013

Hoffmann Publishing Group, Inc. is the official publisher of The Berks Barrister

Mailing Instructions for Materials: Dave Hessen Hoffmann Publishing Group, Inc. 2921 Windmill Road, Suite 4 Reading, PA 19608 Phone: 610-685-0914

Advertising Contacts: Tracy Hoffmann, 610-685-0914 x201 Fax: 610-685-0916 2921 Windmill Road, Suite 4 Reading, PA 19608

Specifications Bleeds

Bleeds for full page ads only. There are no additional charges for bleeds. Guaranteed Positions

Add 25% to ad rates to guarantee position. Space and availability are limited. Circulation

The Berks Barrister is published quarterly and is distributed to 600 members of the Berks County Bar Association. Digital File Guidelines  All fonts embedded or included with native files  All art must be CMYK, press ready  Accepted files: High Res-PDF (preferred), InDesign, TIFF, EPS, JPEG  All fonts and graphics packaged with native files  High res artwork (300 dpi pics, 133 line screen) Commission

Commission for advertising agencies is not a Berks County Bar Association policy. Agencies should seek fees directly from the advertiser. Payment Information

All payments must be made “in advance of or upon delivery of goods or services.” In order to ensure this, Niemczyk Hoffmann obtains credit card information from each advertiser. If there are outstanding invoices for prior issues, companies will not be allowed to continue advertising. Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and are not accepted after space reservation deadlines. All advertising rates listed net. No cash discounts. If contract is canceled before contract completion, the advertiser will be billed the difference between the contracted rate and the single insertion rate. The editor reserves the right to accept/reject all ads and to position advertising at the publisher’s discretion.

To place an ad, or for more information contact Tracy Hoffmann at 610-685-0914, or

Mechanical Requirements

A. Full Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.5 x 10


B. Full Page Bleed . . . . . . . 8.625 x 11.25 (trim size is 8.5x11)



C. Two Page Spread . . . . . 17.25 x 11.25 D. 1/2 Page Vertical . . . . . . . 3.625 x 10 E. 1/2 Page Horizontal . . . 7.5 x 4.9375


F. 1/2 Page Island . . . . . . . . 4.9375 x 7.5 G. 1/4 Page . . . . . . . . . . 3.625 x 4.9375 H. 1/8 Page . . . . . . . . . . . 3.625 x 2.3125




BARRISTER Insertion order form Name: _________________________________________ Company: __________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________ City: ________________________ st: ________ zip: ___________ phone: ___________________ E-Mail: __________________________ Size of ad: ______________ RATE: _____________ Months to run: FEB




Payment method: credit card (Mastercard or Visa only) OR check credit card #: _________________________________________ exp. date: _________________Sec code_________________ cardholder: ____________________________________________ signature: _____________________________________ Make checks payable to: Hoffmann Publishing Group, Inc. I understand the Berks County Bar Association does not guarantee the order and page location of advertisements. All contracts are noncancelable. Payment in full is due within 30 days of publication date. Place insertion online at or return to: mail: Hoffmann Publishing Group (Publisher), 2921 Windmill Road, Suite 4, Reading, PA 19608 email: Tracy Hoffmann at QUESTIONS: (610) 685-0914

2013 Net Advertising Rates

Mechanical Requirements

1x 2x Back Cover $1000 $925 Inside Back Cover $950 $900 Inside Front Cover $950 $900 Page 1 $950 $900 Full Page $800 $775 Half Page (H or V) $550 $525 Half Page Island $650 $625 Quarter Page $375 $350 Eighth Page $250 $225

Full Page Full Page Bleed 1/2 Page Vertical 1/2 Page Horizontal 1/2 Page Island 1/4 Page 1/8 page

3x 4x $875 $800 $850 $775 $850 $775 $850 $775 $750 $725 $500 $475 $600 $575 $325 $300 $200 $175

7.5 x 10 8.625 x 11.25 3.625 x 10 7.5 x 4.9375 4.93755 x 7.5 3.625 x 4.9375 3.625 x 2.3125

Policy Information Payment Policy: Advertisers & advertising agencies are jointly responsible for payment of all insertions. Publisher will invoice the agency or advertiser after the publication has been mailed to the membership. Publisher will provide one tearsheet as proof of insertion. Payment must be received within 30 days of invoice or finance charges of 1.5% will be incurred. In the event that it becomes necessary for the Publisher, at its option, to place this agreement in the hands of an attorney or collection agency for debt collection, the advertiser agrees to pay attorney fees and all costs incurred by the Publisher. The advertiser or the agency will bear full responsibility for withholding advertising materials that may violate any law, regulation or ruling of the Federal Trade Commission or infringe on any copyright, trademark or patent and shall defend, identify and hold harmless the Publisher from all third party claims on account thereof. Publisher reserves the right to reject any advertisement, photograph or illustration that is not deemed to be acceptable in keeping with standards of the publication. I acknowledge upon signing this contract, that I have carefully read and accepted the terms, condition and policies of this contract. I further understand that any verbal agreements are not binding to this agreement.

__________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Authorized Signature Date

Hoffmann Publishing Group, Inc.


2921 Windmill Road, Suite 4


Reading , PA 19608



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