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.


Free Access to Easy-to-Use Compliance App
Lesha Van Der Bij

To say COVID-19 has sped up the pace of legal change is an understatement. Usually it takes months (or even years!) to make changes to Canadian laws, but now we are seeing significant amendments announced and in force on the same day. With many businesses worrying about day-to-day survival, there is little or no time to stay on top of legal compliance requirements. …


Survive (& Thrive) While Working From Home

Three standout posts on surviving and thriving during this abrupt change to working life: Staying sane while shifting to remote work. Halifax lawyer Jennifer Taylor shares crowdsourced gems of wisdom on “how to be a lawyer, and a feminist, working from home in the age of COVID-19” (CBA National) …

Research & Writing

Redundancy Redux
Neil Guthrie

Never underestimate the tendency of people – and legally trained people, especially – to say things twice, unnecessarily. Both: Think before you (over-)use this. It is superfluous here: The plaintiff seeks both compensatory and punitive damages. Co-conspirator: To conspire necessarily involves combination or agreement with at least one other person to do something wrong. …

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