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.
Use Google Docs to Alter PDF Documents
PDF documents are great when you want to make it easy for anyone to view or print a document. But what happens when you need to alter a PDF? You can, of course, do it with Adobe Acrobat or other expensive PDF Editors, but you can also do it for free with Google Docs! It’s easy. First, take the PDF you want to alter and upload it to Google Docs. . . .
Check Out AccessCLE
Welcome news from David Whelan of the Great Library – Law Society of Upper Canada: “You can now print and download articles older than 18 months free of charge from the Law Society’s CLE collection, powered by the Great Library. The service – AccessCLE – has been 100% pay-per-view since its inception in 2007 and contains over 6,000 PDF articles going back to 2004. . . .”
Articling Tips for Students-at-Law
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise
As summer arrives, so does a new articling season throughout the nation. The future of articling has been subject of much debate over the last year. With the dust now settled on those deliberations, Canada`s law offices will, over the next few months, begin to welcome their new crops of eager and talented students-at-law. For many students, it will be the best of worlds and the worst of worlds. And since articling rarely comes with a user manual, here are a few SlawTips for Students-at-Law on succeeding and navigating through the many challenges ahead in your new articling gigs: . . .