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.


Why You Should Consider Banking at Two Banks or Financial Institutions*
Dan Pinnington

With purses or wallets full of debit and credit cards, and all sorts of options for electronic payments and web-based banking, most of us have moved away from being reliant on cash. And most of us do all our banking at single bank or credit union. There are some benefits to doing your banking electronically, but there are also some hazards. One of those hazards if finding yourself in a pinch if your bank or financial institution’s computer systems go down. …


Is That Code Current?
Shaunna Mireau

A hat tip to Sandi Madvid, Supervisor of Edmonton Library Services for Parlee McLaws LLP for Today’s Tip. Sandi shared that the Alberta Building Code 2014 and the Alberta Fire Code 2014 will be in force on May 1, 2015. Considering my husband is a carpenter and uses the Building Code, I am surprised I didn’t known this was coming! Some Canadian jurisdictions (including Alberta, obviously) model region specific codes on the National Building Code of Canada. …


Know That Smartphone (And the Data Stored Therein)
Garry Wise

What data can be harvested from the typical smartphone? How can litigators utilize forensics to obtain this data for use in legal proceedings? Two recent articles from Law Pro’s Tim Lemieux and Rob Lekowski of ABA’s Law Technology Today have looked at these questions and offer quite a bit of need-to-know information. The typical mobile device retains information on the locations of all calls, all wifi-networks joined, photos taken, and apps that utilize location services. …

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