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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

A New Way to Look at Law Firm Marketing Plans
Sandra Bekhor

You’ve been hemming and hawing about whether or not it would be worthwhile to develop a marketing plan for your firm. Meanwhile, there’s been no change to the status quo, even though you’re not actually satisfied that you’re meeting your practice goals. Well, here’s a new way to look at the problem. …

Writing

Miscellaneous Little Things

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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.

Research

The Conflict of Laws – What Are the Sources?
Ken Fox

Conflict of laws, also known as private international law, is a topic concerning the rules governing what happens when two or more legal systems clash in a private dispute. Pitel & Rafferty’s text on Conflict of Laws identifies three key questions: (1) whether a court has jurisdiction, (2) what law the court will apply, and (3) whether a

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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

Giving Feedback? Changing One Small Word Can Make All the Difference
Allison Wolf

Have you ever noticed how irritating it can be when someone points out our errors? At home we might hear: “You forgot to sweep the floor again.” At work you may be told: “You missed citing the leading authority on this issue.”Ugh.It’s never pleasant to be called out on our mistakes. And if the message triggers

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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

Is Your Law Firm Experiencing Growing Pains?
Sandra Bekhor

The growing pains experienced at law firms don’t usually get self-diagnosed as such. Instead, they tend to be described in terms of the series of symptoms that happen to be manifesting, often at the same time. Some examples …

Research & Writing

Phrases We Love to Misuse
Neil Guthrie

“The proof is in the pudding” This kind of makes sense,

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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

Articling Students and Young Lawyers: Get a Mentor
Ian Hu

I was not hired back after articling. After months of searching (soul and otherwise) I was ultimately offered two jobs at the same time. One was located in a trendy area in Toronto for the “young and eligible”. The other was in a small city outside of Toronto, as foreign to me as another country. I had no idea

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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

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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

Don’t Let Anyone Bully You
Ian Hu

This is easier said than done. Don’t let anyone make you do what you know is wrong – whether out of trust, love, or pressure from a bully. If a client tells you to hide evidence or lie, don’t do it. If a supervising lawyer tells you to take a shortcut that only partially fulfills your duties, don’t do it. If opposing

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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.

Research & Writing

CBA’s Child Rights Toolkit
Ken Fox

Did you know that the Canadian Bar Association publishes toolkits in multiple practice areas? Today I want to tell you in particular about the Child Rights Toolkit that was launched just May 11 of this year. …

Practice

I Make a Good Income but Am I Really Wealthy?
Jackie Porter

According to Moneysense, earning the big bucks alone, doesn’t make you

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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

New Lawyers: Document All Client Interactions
Ian Hu

New lawyers, I hope this tip will follow you well for your whole career. Begin doing this now and do it every time, to the point where it becomes a habit. It will both help your practice and protect you in the event of a malpractice claim. …

Research & Writing

Keep Your Cultural References Current and Universal
Neil Guthrie

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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.

Research

Check the Source Law (Not the Consolidation)
Susannah Tredwell

If you’re having difficulty finding the amendments made to an act by another act, make sure you’re consulting the original act rather than the consolidation. Consolidations generally omit amendments to other acts. …

Writing

Just How Frequently Is That?
Neil Guthrie

Bi– H.W. Fowler refers in Modern English Usage to the ‘misshapen brood’ of bi– words that are . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

CBA Toolkits and Practice Tools
Alan Kilpatrick

Did you know that the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) website provides a wealth of free practice resources? We encourage you to check it out! Here is a break down of the amazing resources provided by the CBA. …

Practice

New Lawyers and Articling Students: Support Staff Is a Great Resource
Ian Hu

As this fall marks another season of incoming

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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.

Research & Writing

Respect and Regard
Neil Guthrie

Feeling respect and regard for your readers is important, but this edition is more specifically about words and phrases derived from respect and regard. …

Technology

Summer Tip Roundup: Current Awareness
Alan Kilpatrick

Over the summer, we will be highlighting Legal Sourcery’s most popular research tips. On that note, here are Legal Sourcery’s most popular current awareness tips …

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