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.

Research & Writing

Some Contractual Terms
Neil Guthrie

I generally stay away from drafting issues, but thought I’d mix things up a bit. Depositary and depository: Depositary in US contracts has always seemed wrong to me. Shouldn’t it be depository? No, in fact. The two words, while ‘often confounded’ (as the Oxford English Dictionary Online puts it), mean different things. …


New Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Online Resource
Alan Kilpatrick

Have you heard about MMS Watch? It’s a free mandatory minimum sentencing resource recently created by the experts behind Rangefindr – the popular criminal sentencing resource. MMS Watch provides a list of every mandatory minimum sentence in force in the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Sentencing Act. Additional explanation appears on the website: …

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