LawNow Magazine’s mission is to provide unique insights into changing social conditions by examining and reflecting on life issues from the perspective of the law.

LawNow provides credible legal information, interpretation, and comment to help Canadians:

  • make critical decisions in their professional and personal lives; and
  • make meaningful and effective contributions to the democratic life of their community and country.

Our editorial team includes Canadian lawyers, education specialists, writers, librarians, and legal editors.

Each issue of LawNow includes articles written in plain language that focus on a feature theme. A Special Report on current and emerging topics, as well as a section of practical columns round out each issue.

New content is added to the website regularly: supplementary blog posts with further analysis, lesson plans based on the articles for teachers, links to other resources, and more!


LawNow is published six times per year by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

Jeff Surtees

Editor/Legal Writer
Aaida Peerani

Thanks to Maren Elliot, our Illustrator Intern, for drawing all the columns logos!


A Publication of CPLEA