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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.

Research & Writing

Have a Copy of the Bill to Refer to When Searching Hansard
Susannah Tredwell

Hansard is a very useful tool when trying to determine the intent of an act. Researchers often look at a specific section of an act and what it was intended to achieve. … . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

Misunderestimate
Neil Guthrie

In a recent tweet, John King of CNN cautioned his followers not to ‘misunderestimate the relentless base and focus’ of Trump supporters in their drive towards November. . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

More Miscellaneous Misuses
Neil Guthrie

Small things to watch for and avoid. Any questions, please contact X. We’ve all seen this, and we all know what it is intended to mean. Interpreted literally, it means the questions themselves are being directed to contact X. … . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Technology

Prevent That Annoying Autocorrect of (C) to ©
Steve Toews

Want to stop Microsoft Word from autocorrecting (c) into ©? …

Research & Writing

‘Garden Path’ Sentences
Neil Guthrie

My sister sent me a fun article about these. They are sentences that you think are going in one direction but which suddenly seem to go off on a weird tangent that doesn’t quite make sense. … . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Practice

5 Tips for Virtual Oral Argument
Caroline Mandell

Here are five tips for virtual oral argument, now that I’ve watched some Zoom appeals: 1. Stand, don’t sit. The neuroscience shows we literally think better on our feet, and it’s the way you’re accustomed to arguing. Invest in a desktop lectern to make it feel more authentic. …

Research & Writing

How to Find a UK Royal Proclamation
Susannah . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

A Comma Quiz
Neil Guthrie

How would you punctuate the following? Former Minneapolis Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin and two colleagues J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane have been charged with multiple offences in connection with the death of George Floyd. No points for saying there should be a comma after Minneapolis; that’s too obvious. … . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

Legalese: Not Just an English-Language Thing

It happens in French too. A lawyer in Lyons (Lyon, to use the French spelling) complained recently on Twitter about contractual drafting like this: Par ailleurs, si l’Acquéreur envisagé en émet le souhait, celui-ci devra avoir la possibilité de… . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

Problem Pronouns
Neil Guthrie

Things seem to go awry when people use even slightly complicated sentence structure. The venerable New York Times, usually a stickler for grammar (of an American variety), initially published this: More familiar to we of the social media era is a type of … . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

Sanitizing Library Books
Susannah Tredwell

As libraries reopen, one concern is how to deal with books that have been returned by patrons. The Australian Library and Information Association is recommending the following: “For paper-based products, leave books untouched in a dedicated quarantine area for a 24-hour period prior to handling and recirculating. …

Practice

Making the Most of Your Videoconferencing
Shawn Erker

Assuming we want to . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Practice

Post-Pandemic Planning Tip
Sandra Bekhor

It’s hard to believe that the COVID-19 lockdown began only three months ago. It feels like forever! And yet, many are predicting that we are just getting started. My tip? Use this time for business planning. Don’t just dust off any old run-of-the-mill template, mind you. Take an honest and deeply introspective look at your future. …

Research & Writing

Six Horrors
Neil . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

The Firm
Neil Guthrie

A reader asked why we call a group of lawyers who practise together a firm. The term goes back a while. In Italian, firma has been used since the sixteenth century to describe a commercial enterprise or business; the word also means ‘a signature’. … . . . [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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

Let’s Get Phygital
Neil Guthrie

As long as we don’t call it that, though. (In part because Let’s get phygital may conjure up images of Olivia Newton-John in a headband for those of a certain age.) Phygital is a newish (and unlovely) term for communication or connection that combines the physical and the digital. It comes from the world of marketing and sales. … . . . [more]

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