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

Capitals, Defined Terms and Acronyms
Neil Guthrie

Go easy with these. Capitals. Where there are too many words with capital letters, the visual effect is jarring and over-emphatic. Don’t succumb to what Bryan Garner calls ‘the unfortunate tendency toward contagious capitalization’ in legal writing. Above all, Resist the Temptation to Capitalise Important Words, which can look a bit Winnie the Pooh (‘I have been Foolish and Deluded … and I am a Bear of No Brain at All.’). …


Delegate to Break Through That Glass Ceiling
Garry Wise

Lawyers, you know that if you want your firms to be more efficient and profitable, you need to delegate. You know that if you want more time with your families and the occasional good night’s sleep, you need to delegate. You even know that if you want to grow in your role (and to allow others to do the same), you need to delegate. So, what’s the problem? Why are lawyers holding back when it comes to delegating? …

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