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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

Use the Spacebar to Jump Down One Screen While Browsing
Dan Pinnington

Most of us spend many hours a day browsing the Web. If you are reading an article, or scanning through a long page, it is a pain to reach for the mouse and use the scroll bars, and hitting the down cursor key will only move you one line at a time. Not very fast or efficient….

Research

Where Did You Get That Last Time?
Shaunna Mireau

This tip was inspired after answering a question from memory that I should have documented back in 2009. As legal researchers, we find nuggets of useful information from sources that are both transparent and obscure. Transparent because they are the logical source of the information we seek and obscure in that if we hadn’t connected with exactly the right person at the exactly right time we would not necessarily have found the information in the form or with the context that we did….

Practice
11 Tips on Building a Law Firm Website*
Garry Wise

Are you thinking of building (or updating) your law firm’s website? As my firm begins an overhaul of our ten-year old site, I’ve certainly learned it can be a bit of a daunting task. Website-building for lawyers has become considerably more complicated over the last decade. The public has become much more sophisticated in its expectations of professional websites and the extension of law firms’ online presence, beyond websites to blogs and social media, creates challenges for firms seeking to maintain a consistent message and identity online. …

 

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