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 research and writing, practice, and technology.
Research & Writing
Use Deep Links
Deep links are links that take you directly to content within a website or database, rather than to the website’s home page. The advantage of deep links is that they allow you to send users directly to content of interest, rather than having to navigate through the menu system. An example of a deep link is http://www.lexisnexis.com/ca/legal/api/version1/toc?csi=386929 which takes you to a volume of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada on Quicklaw. …
How to Ask for Referrals – Part 1
Today’s tip is simple and focused. How should lawyers ask for referrals? I asked lawyers, accountants and consultants to share how they go about it. They shared their tips generously and, as you will see, everyone has a slightly different approach. In Part 1, we will hear from lawyers and accountants. This is what they told us. FROM THE LAWYERS: Mitchell Rose, Stancer, Gossin, Rose: Getting to know your colleagues, both online and off, can not only lead to genuine friendships – but it can also help set the stage for referrals. …