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, writing, and practice.

Research & Writing

Finding Cases on CanLII by Name of Counsel
Susannah Tredwell (and John Sadler)

The following is based on a post made by John Sadler of Western University on the CALL listserv. CanLII does not offer a custom field that permits searching by counsel. However, there is a technique for finding cases in which a particular lawyer appeared for one of the parties. It relies on the fact that most cases follow a uniform syntax when identifying counsel. …


Last Night I Dreamed I Was at One of My Old Jobs. I Woke Up to Heaven.
Ian Hu

There I was at the office, churning away, berated by my boss, being laughed at, missing meetings, leavings tasks unfinished. Everywhere my heart raced, a test around every corner. Perform or perish – I was perishing. But then the fog of sleep lifted, the grey clouds of my old job giving way to the sunshine of reality. The old job long gone …

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