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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 research, writing, and practice.

Practice

Avoid Communication Pitfalls With This One Simple Practice
Allison Wolf

Nothing causes trouble in legal practice quite like communication failures. Communication is one of the most common sources of malpractice claims. Honing proactive and effective communication skills has significant positive implications for everything from delegation, to the quality of your work, and the health of your personal and professional relationships. …

Research & Writing

Be EXACT
Susannah Tredwell

Searches that look for all variations of a word can be helpful, but sometimes you need to search for a word or phrase exactly as spelled. How you do this differs from database to database. In CanLII, use EXACT( ) around the word you are searching for …

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