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 and writing, practice, and technology.

Research & Writing

Make a Prospective Consolidation
Bronwyn Guiton

When we’re working with an Act that has had significant amendments passed, but not yet brought into force, I’ll often make a prospective consolidation to help our lawyers advise their clients on forward-looking strategies. Having a prospective consolidation on hand makes work more efficient and it can also reveal new implications for the amendments. I’m going to walk you through how I do this myself and share some lessons I learned along the way. …


Use a Screensaver to Protect Client Confidentiality
Garry Wise

Legal professionals properly place high priority on securing our computer infrastructures to protect client confidentiality.
Our desktop screens, however, are often overlooked, as a source of potential security breaches. Is your computer screen visible to visitors to your office? Are prying eyes able to catch a glimpse of confidential information on your desktop? …

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