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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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Technology

My Favourite Apps – Part I
Lesha Van Der Bij

While smart phones are an increasingly big part of most lawyers’ practices, many lawyers only use their phones for email, text and calls. But there’s so much more you can do! This is the first post in a series on my favourite apps. …

Research

Add Resources to the Internet Archive
Susannah Tredwell

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine allows users to “capture a web page as it appears now for use as a trusted citation in the future”. I’ve mentioned it before since it can be a very useful tool to find information on a webpage that has subsequently changed or been removed. …

Writing

Further Redundancies
Neil Guthrie

End result: No, just the result. Freak accident: As opposed to the deliberate or expected kind? Directly on point: A case is on point or it isn’t, and you wouldn’t ever say that one was indirectly on point. Sidebar: in England, it is usual to say that a legal authority is in point, not on point. North Americans do say a case in point, but typically (I think) in non-legal usage. …

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