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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

Sometimes You Have to Spend Money to Make Money
Sandra Bekhor

As a lawyer, you identify with being a professional. Strongly and consistently. Perhaps, not as much with being a business person (even if you play a leadership role at your firm)? Most of the time, that’s just fine. Some of the time, it’s not. …

Research & Writing

CAPS
Neil Guthrie

Not hats: capital letters (or, in . . . [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

Canadian Law Journals on CanLII
Susannah Tredwell

As mentioned earlier this year, CanLII has been adding secondary materials to its database. If you’re looking for recent articles from Canadian law journals, CanLII now offers access to sixteen journals …

Technology

Use Sheet Shot Tools to Create Better Instructions
Luigi Benetton

A picture is worth a thousand words, and pictures of your device’s screen are no exception. . . . [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

Think Twice About Free Services From Google
Andrea Cannavina

So I belong to this listserv of mostly attorneys and everyone is talking about how they use Google for this and Google for that and all I can think is … is it just me?! Why would anyone wish Google to be scanning and indexing their business records and documents – let alone a bunch of attorneys? …

Research . . . [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

The Delegation Dilemma
Ian Hu

You’ve had an up and down year, and suddenly when it rains, it pours. Clients are coming in by the bucket, tasks are piling up, and you have got to delegate your work. Your articling student ambles up to your office with a gentle knock, asking, “Hi – just wondering if you have any tasks I can help out with?” …

Research & . . . [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

Writing With Mind Maps
Luigi Benetton

When I start to write a document, the ideas in it never get to the page in publishable order. (I know I’m not alone in this.) Pieces of the “story” float about. …

Research & Writing

One L or Two?
Neil Guthrie

An assistant called me recently, asking whether the other side on a transaction was correct to keep inserting an extra . . . [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, practice and technology.

Practice

Get More Mileage Out of the Friday Afternoon Doldrums
Allison Wolf

What’s the most productive day of the week? Most HR directors report that Tuesday has that honour. And the least productive? You guessed right! Friday. …

Research & Writing

How to Figure Out the Status of Proposed Federal Tax Legislation
Susannah Tredwell

While some of the paid tax resources provide reference tables that show what stage 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, practice and technology.

Technology

Add Your Summer Office Hours to Your Google My Business Listing
Emma Durand-Wood

Does your firm or organization have shortened office hours over the summer? Or perhaps you’re taking some time off over the next couple months and therefore closing up your office for a week or two. …

Research & Writing

Redundancy
Neil Guthrie

Linguistic redundancy, not the employment variety. In the linguistic category, there are both . . . [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

Stay Current With the Canadian Law Blogs List
Alan Kilpatrick

Would you like to stay informed about Canadian legal news? It is essential for members of the legal profession to stay current with new developments in the legal field. However, this can be challenging. The multitude of blogs, websites, and information resources available online can make the task of staying up-to-date seem overwhelming. …

Practice

Taking Responsibility . . . [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, practice and technology.

Research & Writing

The Subjunctive
Neil Guthrie

Did your studies in French get you as far as the subjunctive mood and all its weird variations (que je sois, que je fusse, que j’eusse été)? Things are a little less complicated in English, but still not straightforward. …

Practice

Use Your Downtime Well
Sandra Bekhor

It’s June, already! It’s been a long winter. Yet, somehow it feels like summer has . . . [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

Received Law in Canada
Susannah Tredwell

Periodically the question arises: how does one determine which English acts are still in force in Canada? The short answer is that there is no comprehensive list of what English statutes are still in force in Canadian jurisdictions. ..

Technology

Back Up Your Text Messages to Gmail With SMS Backup+
Emma Durand-Wood

Some days, it feels like text messages are the . . . [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

Number
Neil Guthrie

This is the grammatical term for the distinction between the singular and the plural. Unsurprisingly, a singular noun takes a singular verb (takes being an example of that), while plural nouns take plural verbs (that was another example, in case you missed it). ..

Technology

Need Free Photos? Try Unsplash
Emma Durand-Wood

Need an image for a poster, website, or social media post but . . . [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

Finding Federal Regulations
Ken Fox

The federal Justice Department’s Consolidated Regulations are organized by regulation title. So how do you find all of the regulations passed under a given statute? Well, there are a couple of ways, the simplest of which is to go to the act itself in the Consolidated Acts, and select the first letter of the title in the A-Z menu. …

Practice

Mindsets . . . [more]

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