All the senior editors/reviewers and the legal correspondents shall be provided with a Certificate of experience for working in this Newsletter after successful completion of one year service and in addition to publication of minimum 24 articles (for the legal correspondents only) signed by 6 eminent professionals from the field of academics, media, legal profession and Founder President of Aequitas Victoria.
Note: We do not provide salary or remuneration of any kind to anyone as of now.
1. The newsletter is not open for submission from outsiders. However, any student of law or legal professional can become a legal correspondent for this newsletter on fulfillment of required formalities which shall be specified after communication of the application form.
2. The legal correspondents after being selected shall stay in the group for a time period of minimum one month in order to learn the process of the team and then only shall be asked for submitting write ups on field of law that shall be given by the senior editorial board.
3. The senior editors on the other hand shall be appointed on the advice of the Board of Advisors (BOA) and the Core Team (CT) after receipt of the application.
4. The Editor-in-Chief shall be an expert in the field of law and shall also be a member of BOA whose position shall be a permanent one unless resigned or decided to the contrary by a majority vote of the CT as well as BOA separately.
5. The Associate Editors shall be experts from the field of journalism and shall also be members of BOA. There is no limitation as regards the number of Associate Editors. Their positions are permanent in nature unless resigned or removed by a majority vote of the CT.
6. All the members are bound by the Rules and Regulations of the organization which shall be communicated to them by virtue of their appointment letters.
The Editor-in-Chief is the in-charge of the entire newsletter team and shall act as a communicator between the Senior Editors and the CT. The decision of the Chief Editor shall always be an ultimate one in matters relating to selection of legal correspondents to the team. The Editor-in-Chief shall also be eligible to make appointments of Senior Editors, however subject to the decision of BOA and CT in this regard.
Role of Associate Editors:
The Associate Editors shall look into the ethics of journalism and shall guide the team with their experience. Their decision shall be final as regards to the design, scope, formalities and layout of the newsletter.
Role of Senior Editors/Reviewers:
They shall be responsible for approving the topics submitted by the legal correspondents and shall guide the correspondents in every matters relating to the drafting of the articles. After submission of the articles, it is their responsibility to review and edit the articles wherever necessary and to submit them to the chief editor.
Role of Board of Advisors:
The members of the BOA shall be submitted with the draft copy of the newsletter for each issue by the BOE who shall be free to provide their views and suggestions. The BOE shall pay regard to such views and suggestions and shall take their final decision regarding publication of the final copy. The BOA is also responsible for taking decisions regarding selection, removal and resignation of Chief Editors and Associate Editors on majority basis. However such decisions are not mandatory on the CT. But decisions on appointment and removal of Senior Editors shall be binding on CT unless revoked by CT on a majority basis.
Role of Legal Correspondents:
They are responsible to follow all the guidelines, rules and regulations provided to them during their appointments.