As of today I am retiring as publisher, editor, and manager of Slaw. I have asked Steve Matthews, the innovative and talented President of Stem Legal, who has been with Slaw since the beginning, to take over as publisher of Slaw; and I’m thankful indeed that he has agreed. Steve is in charge here now.
This is something of a wrench for me. I started Slaw nine years ago and have managed it since that time; I’ve written more than 2,500 entries and another 500 or so as Administrator. I’ve seen it grow from a crew of half a dozen contributors to a roster of two dozen wonderful bloggers and sixty equally wonderful columnists. Readership has also grown steadily over the years to the point that we now have 90,000 unique visitors each month.
But what I’m most glad about is the community that Slaw has built with writers and readers from across Canada and, indeed, the world, making Slaw a safe and thoughtful place to explore how law does and should operate. I thank you for helping build and letting me be a part of this community.
Because letting go is never easy, I’ll continue to write Friday Fillips for the next little while at least. And, of course, I’ll continue to read Slaw — as I know you will too.