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 practice, research, writing and technology.
Three Letters = One Powerful Question
Who? Who could help me with this? One of the biggest mistakes a lawyer can make is not asking for help. Help can mean many things. It can mean getting advice on a file. Many lawyers the mistake of going it alone, only to realize too late that turning to another lawyer for guidance would be the best course of action. …
Research & Writing
Confusing Pairs, Part 6
The latest in a continuing series. Amuse. Entertain; divert; excite the risible faculty of tickle the fancy of (Some lawyers were not amused by the students’ light-hearted and satirical holiday party video). Bemuse. Utterly confuse or muddle; stupefy (The students were bemused by the reaction of some lawyers to their otherwise popular video). …