Always Looking for the New, Always Changing for the Future

Adrienne R. Fields

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When I was a young lawyer 10 years ago, I was honored to have an article published in the first volume of Landslide® magazine. In that piece, I discussed my experience practicing copyright law in the art world and my perspective as a young lawyer fellow of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL). I had joined ABA-IPL to interact with attorneys from various places and to learn about their experiences and concerns. I thought then, and it has been proven so many times since, that it is important to keep abreast of diverse viewpoints in order to grow and develop as an attorney. Our flagship Section publication is instrumental in furthering these goals as it provides legal and cultural awareness and stimulating content.

I have held numerous roles on the magazine leading up to this year as editor-in-chief, including my first assignment as a Meeting of the Minds editor. All of us on the editorial board of this magazine share a thirst for and openness to new ideas. As part of our continuing growth, Landslide magazine welcomes change, evolving content, and topics on both the expected and the unconventional. We also welcome and encourage those new to the practice of intellectual property to participate in our work. In addition to our growing group of assistant editors, we are pleased to have a new group of student editors. These exceptional volunteers will become the future of our magazine and the Section.

I am excited to take on this new role and to serve among a group of exemplary professionals. I extend appreciation to our Board and staff, and to David Dawsey, who has been a great leader this past year.

Our team collaborates to bring you the best. On our behalf, I welcome you to the eleventh year of Landslide magazine. I look forward to hearing from many of you directly regarding your thoughts about the magazine and your own viewpoints.

—Adrienne R. Fields