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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.

Research

Legal Research Technology Skills

Shaunna Mireau

Sarah Glassmeyer recently posted on Slaw about The Future of Legal Practice and Technology for Law Professors. Her opening salvo: One of my pet peeves is when people throw around the word “technology” as a catch all to mean anything that can or will involve a computer. A common pattern is “In X number of years, this task will be replaced by TECHNOLOGY.” …

Practice

Use Siri Dictation Commands to Punctuate Your Life (Or at Very Least, Your Email)

Garry Wise

I’ve previously blogged at Slaw Tips on the virtues of using Siri’s dictation functions to draft letters, emails and other documents typically created in day-to-day legal practice. In short, dictation with Siri has increased my productivity, precision and the overall quality of my work product. …

Technology

Use a Fill Flash for Better Pictures With Your Smartphone or DSLR*

Dan Pinnington

When you are in low light conditions, a flash can be essential for taking a picture. But, in some circumstances, a flash can also be helpful in broad daylight, especially for portraits. When taking pictures while on auto-flash in the daylight, your flash may not trigger. …

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*Editor’s pick

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