Note from the Publisher - LawNow Magazine

Note from the Publisher

Hello LawNow readers,

From all of us here at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA), we hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer!

As many of you know, LawNow is published six times per year by CPLEA. This issue marks the start of LawNow’s forty-fourth year of publication.

We wanted to take this opportunity to announce a few changes at CPLEA and to LawNow.

Aaida Peerani, who began as Editor of LawNow in September 2017, has decided to leave CPLEA. She is grateful for all the support from readers, writers and the CPLEA family. We thank Aaida for her many contributions to LawNow and to CPLEA, and we wish her well in her future endeavors!

Special thanks also to Teresa Mitchell for stepping back in as Interim Editor for much of the past year. As many of you may know, Teresa was the long-time Editor of LawNow. We appreciate her continued support of LawNow and her willingness to dive back in for a period of time! We also wish Teresa well with her re-retirement!

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Steingard has now assumed the role of Editor. Jessica joined CPLEA in April of this year as a staff lawyer. Prior to that, she practiced law at a mid-sized Edmonton law firm in the areas of business law, employment law, and real estate law. Jessica is excited to build on LawNow’s impressive legacy and continue to provide you with practical and interesting legal content.

Thank you for your continued support of LawNow. Our readers (that’s you!) accessed LawNow online 666,928 times last year. That is an amazing accomplishment! The continuing success of LawNow year after year is a result of all the effort put in by Teresa, Aaida, and now Jessica working with our fantastic volunteer authors and the rest of our dedicated staff here at CPLEA. We are very grateful.

Jeff Surtees
Publisher, LawNow
Executive Director, Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta


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

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