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Matthew Grace, Editor-in-Chief

Matthew joined the newspaper as Focus Editor in August, 2011. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), where he was awarded the UWO Gold Medal in criminology for highest standing in the program. He completed his LL.B. at the University of Ottawa, where he worked as an editor and board member of the Ottawa Law Review.

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Cristin Schmitz, Ottawa Bureau Chief

Cristin has been with The Lawyers Weekly in both editing and reporting roles since its inception. She opened the newspaper's Ottawa bureau in 1988. She covers the Supreme Court of Canada, Parliament, and the gamut of law, including family law. She also regularly writes on legal issues for the general media and U.S. media, and reported from Kosovo and Afghanistan during those armed conflicts. She is a member, and former president, of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery.

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