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.


Legislative History in Case Law
Shaunna Mireau

I was reminded that sometimes you can find a decent review of the history of a piece of legisaltion within written decisions. For instance, a discussion of the Election Act for Alberta was published in Engel v Alberta (Executive Council), 2015 ABQB 226 and includes a bit of legislative history. …


Getting Your Legal Writing Right
Garry Wise

I remember the time that a favourite client of mine gave me a schooling in the art of legal writing – and proofreading. A retired lawyer (and the consummate gentleman), he had retained me to draft revisions to a fairly complex Last Will and Testament. He was a bit of a stickler. And I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to have worked with him. Because even though my content was fine, he still had lots to say about the way my draft was set up. …


Visit for Factory Reset Codes*
Dan Pinnington

When electronic devices work properly, you have no worries. But when they don’t, it’s a real pain in the rear! One of the most common trouble-shooting options is a factory reset – that special and specific combination of button presses and steps that restarts the device with standard factory settings. …

*Editor’s pick

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