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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.

Technology

Speech Recognition – It Really, Really Works
Dan Pinnington

Yes, I acknowledge that as the Tuesday Technology Tip, this is supposed to be a general bite-sized tip that is practical and easy to implement. However, when I came across this post from my good friend Jim Calloway today, I felt obligated to share it on SLAW Tips. . . .

Research

Policies
Shaunna Mireau

It is pretty easy to remember to look for legislation that applies to an issue. In the legal research card game legislation trumps case law unless an argument can be made that the legislation is wrong or should in turn be trumped by some other legislation – the Charter is a Joker. Some legal research arguments require a searcher to be aware of policies. . . .

Practice

The Hacker’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

New Year’s Resolutions? Phfft. Been there, Done That, Got that T-Shirt. We all resolve to get fit, lose weight and spend more time out of the office etc etc etc. Speaking personally I have had my fill of resolutions that are born from the best of intentions but then die a cold hard death on the shoals of life. So here goes: The Hacker’s Guide to New Year Resolutions: How to make real change in your life. . . .

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