Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.


Give Me My Old-Fashioned Windows’ Control Panel
Dan Pinnington

While computer newbies may find the categorized Control Panel helpful for navigating the ever more complex configuration and appearance settings for Windows, more tech-inclined individuals may prefer the old version of Control Panel which displayed all items at once. Getting to the old or “classic” view of Control Panel is easy. In Windows XP or Vista, open the Control Panel and select Switch to Classic View. In Windows 7 . . .


Regulation and Act Section References
Shaunna Mireau

One of my colleagues asked a great question that makes for an excellent tip: The definitions of the Minor Injury Regulation say in (g)(ii): “any insurer made a third party to the claim by the Court under section 635(14) of the Act.” But there is no s.635(14) in the current Insurance Act. There was a s.635(14) before the July 1, 2012 amendments, which was Rights of Creditors. That section is now 579, 579(15) to be exact. The question was “What am I missing”. . . .


Solving the Communications Problem
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

Garry Wise: Last week, my co-scribe, Mr. David Bilinsky, posed a particularly simple, yet oh-so-important question: “What do you think that lawyers can do to make theirs – their client’s and their regulator’s – life a bit easier?” It all starts with communications. And, when it comes to communications, I think I can actually answer David’s question – or begin to – in a short, but worthy SlawTip: Once a practice has matured, no lawyer can do it alone. The solution to the communications conundrum is probably . . .

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