Dave Pettitt, Author at LawNow Magazine

About Dave Pettitt

Dave Pettitt manages the Centre for Public Legal Education websites and has specialized in SEO and digital marketing for legal websites for over 20 years.

PLAIN LANGUAGE | Editing Tools

Using tools to analyze and measure language simplifies plain language writing and editing. At CPLEA, we use a combination of tools to look at where and how to clarify our writing: Microsoft Word: The most common plain language editor has some powerful built-in features. Hemingway Editor: Loyal to its namesake, the Hemingway Editor helps you […]

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Dave Pettitt
Dave Pettitt manages the Centre for Public Legal Education websites and has specialized in SEO and digital marketing for legal websites for over 20 years.
 

Crime in Rural Alberta

Rural crime is a problem in Alberta. In the city, if you have a security alarm on your home, you can realistically expect it to be effective. In the country, who is going to hear the alarm? How long will it take for a police response? Before moving to an acreage, I (Dave) spent most […]

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Dave Pettitt
Dave Pettitt manages the Centre for Public Legal Education websites and has specialized in SEO and digital marketing for legal websites for over 20 years.
 

Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

What is Plain Language?

“A communication is in plain language if its wording, structure, and design are so clear that the intended readers can easily find what they need, understand what they find, and use that information.” – International Plain Language Working Group (IPLWG) A communication in plain language can be a no-parking sign, insurance form, letter or even […]

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Dave Pettitt
Dave Pettitt manages the Centre for Public Legal Education websites and has specialized in SEO and digital marketing for legal websites for over 20 years.
 

Bicycle Law in Alberta

As a cyclist, do you follow the rules of the road? According to a University of Colorado Survey, about eighty-five percent of cyclists do obey the law when riding. Almost three quarters of the scofflaws who break the rules claim to do so for their personal safety – saying they are simply getting out of […]

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Jeff Surtees
Jeff Surtees
Jeff Surtees, BComm, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

Dave Pettitt
Dave Pettitt manages the Centre for Public Legal Education websites and has specialized in SEO and digital marketing for legal websites for over 20 years.
 


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