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 technology, research and practice.


Use One or More Commas for a Short Pause When Dialing Phone Number Extensions
Dan Pinnington

If you frequently dial someone who has an extension, it can be frustrating to wait for the main phone number to connect before you can to enter the extension number, if you can even remember it. As Canadians, we frequently have to enter a number to select English or French before we can dial the extension. What a pain! You can easily avoid this frustration can with a comma or two. Simply enter the main contact number as you normally would, but then add a comma followed by the extension number (e.g., 4165551234,567)…


Find a Pleading Precedent
Shaunna Mireau

I like baking. You gather all the ingredients, put them together according to a recipe and then, if all goes well, you share a tasty treat. Starting a legal action is a little bit like baking:

you start with the facts provided by your client (ingredients)
you put them together according to accepted rules (recipe)
you serve your claim on the other parties (share)

The recipe for a claim can be tested with a precedent for a pleading…


What Is On Your Bucket List?
David Bilinsky

Having just returned from my summer vacation, I came across an article on that struck a resonate chord deep within me. The article is entitled: The Ultimate Bucket List: 60 Things You Should Do Before You Die. Perhaps it was the all-too tragic death of Robin Williams. Perhaps it was my visit to Ground Zero this summer. Perhaps it was just the sense that life is passing by all too quickly. I do know that I wished I had written this article as I think that Thomas Mondel has done an excellent job and he should be justifiably proud of what he has crafted….

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