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 research, writing, and practice.


De-Clutter Your Gmail Inbox With This Trick
Law Society of Saskatchewan Library

If you have signed up for online accounts, newsletters, or even just to download a white paper that you want to read, you will know that a valid email address is usually required. As you are filling in the online sign-up form, a little voice inside your head may be telling you that you will be getting a whole new pile of daily notifications and junk mail cluttering up your inbox. Is there a way to deal with this? You bet. …

Research & Writing

Confusing Pairs, Part 2
Neil Guthrie

More words you may be mixing up. Lay: to place (and a slang meaning we won’t go into), part tense laid, past participle laid (‘Asked to lay the gun on the table, she laid it there; having laid it there, she left the room’). Lie: to recline, past tense lay, past participle lain (“‘I need to lie down,” said the associate, so he lay down in the sick room; having lain there for a while, he wondered how often the coverlet was washed”); also, to deceive (‘He lies now, he lied in the past, he has always lied”) …


And the Numbers Show… (Part 2)
Andrea Cannavina

So Why Are Lawyers Spending So Much Time On Administrative Tasks? To start, in Time to Work Workflow Technology into the Law Firm Arsenal, Eric Wangler states: Initially when the market shifted, firms turned to cutting administrative staff to decrease their costs. However, it was soon clear that this type of short-term solution had significant drawbacks. The remaining support staff were expected to do the same amount of work with fewer people, leading to increased stress and compromised work quality and customer service. …

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