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.


How to Quickly Tell if a Site Is Down for Everyone or Just You
Dan Pinnington

On many occasions, the frequent surfers among us will have struggled to view a website that refuses to load. This raises a simple but profound question: “Is this website down for everyone or just for me?”
Now, you could call someone or send out an email asking if others are having the same experience. But . . .


Make Notes
Shaunna Mireau

Things get so busy in law that sometimes we get behind. For instance, Research posts are supposed to appear on Wednesdays here at Slaw Tips. We all know that notes, tasks, and to-do lists help us keep on top of the things we need to do. The same is true for legal research. Today’s Tip is to use a detailed ‘sources consulted’ list. . . .


ABA Techshow Thoughts
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

Having had the benefit of a few days of reflection after attending ABA TECHSHOW 2013 in Chicago last week, I thought I would highlight certain aspects and themes arising from the conference and in particular, why lawyers should be attending this or similar conferences (and indeed why it may be obligatory to do so). . . .

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