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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 practice, research, writing and technology.

Technology

Get Free Help With Publishing Reference Docs Online During COVID-19
Emma Durand-Wood

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian legal tech industry is stepping up to help. Joining Clio and Optimize Compliance in offering generous assistance during this challenging time is Lexum, which today made the following announcement: Need to Provide Open Access to Key Documents and Materials? Lexum Will Help at No Cost. …

Research & Writing

Reflections on Language From Confinement
Neil Guthrie

I often feel like a grumpy old schoolmaster, rapping the knuckles of my hapless pupils with a ruler when they misplace a comma or mistake who’s for whose. A certain amount of knuckle-rapping is necessary, but no one who writes about words and writing can afford to be overly prescriptive. …

Practice

Fight Fake News and Information Overload in the Age of COVID-19
Alan Kilpatrick

Our personal and professional lives have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. We’re all trying our best to stay informed, remain physically and mentally healthy, and to live and work in this brave new world. I am not alone in suggesting that staying informed about this pandemic and experiencing this constant barrage of information about COVID-19 through the media, social media, and web has become mentally and physically exhausting. …

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