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

Lawyerly Compounds
Neil Guthrie

By this, I don’t mean where partners spend their week-ends. Instead, I have horrors like these in mind: herein, therein, wherein, hereinafter, thereinafter, heretofore, herewith, therewith, aforementioned [or (shudder) its bastard progeny, ‘above-referenced’], thereof, thereto, whereas …


Oscar or Felix? What Does Your Desk Say About You?
David Bilinsky

Look at your desk and office. Whose office does yours resemble? Oscar Madison’s or Felix Unger’s? Is your desk neat and tidy or more a hodgepodge of piles of paper, old coffee cups and files stacked everywhere with food wrappers interspersed? …

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