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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.

Research & Writing

Re: Re
Neil Guthrie

Someone recently made this comment on LinkedIn: I’m so excited re: the below. (The colon may or may not have been there.) Why not I’m so excited about this instead of the commenter’s mish-mash of somewhat immature enthusiasm and the lawyer jargon of re and the below? … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

Esports
Neil Guthrie

This is now a thing, as they say. I’m not entirely sure what it all involves, but then I’m not that keen on the non-electronic version of sports. My interest in esports is orthographical, naturally. Why no hyphen (e-sports)? … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

‘Why Can’t We Just Use “Sponsee”?’
Neil Guthrie

This question came up in a recent discussion forum for professional development people at law firms. The subject was terminology to describe law students and recently minted lawyers in need of guidance from more senior members of the profession. … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

Use CanLII’s Subject Classification Terms to Narrow Your Search Results
Susannah Tredwell

CanLII recently announced the addition of AI generated subject classification to its Ontario and Saskatchewan case law which makes it much faster to see what area of the law a case falls into. … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

Around and Around Again
Neil Guthrie

I’ve commented on this before, but around is rapidly becoming an epidemic. And one that needs to be contained. Of late, around has been taking the place of better and clearer words like on or about. … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

Agreeance: Is That a Thing?
Neil Guthrie

I was on a call recently, and someone said ‘OK, now that we’re all in agreeance, …’ That made me wonder about the word, which I’ve seen and heard occasionally. … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

Womxn
Neil Guthrie

No, that isn’t a typo. The spelling is deliberate, an attempt to decouple woman and women from that male-sounding second syllable. See this article, for example. … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

Read the Contract
Susannah Tredwell

As law librarians we should all know the value of reading a contract before we sign it. And yet… For librarians, some specific clauses in contracts to take note of are: Renewal of the contract – does the contract renew automatically? … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

Small Things
Neil Guthrie

Small and incorrect, that is. Thank-you: This isn’t wrong when used as a noun (She sent a bottle of wine as a thank-you) or as an adjective (That thank-you bottle was much appreciated). … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

Thanks (Again)
Neil Guthrie

I wrote previously about thank-you (with the hyphen, it’s noun or adjective only – not the actual expression of thanks). Someone I follow on Twitter (@BrendanCormier) identified another problematic usage involving gratitude: thanks in advance, which he calls ‘one of the most insidiously awful phrases in the english language’. … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

An Apostrophe Catastrophe™ From Someone Who Ought to Know Better
Neil Guthrie

Seen in an e-mail from one of the big legal publishers (there are really only two, so that narrows it down; emphasis added): … . . . [more]

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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.

Research & Writing

Finding Older Newspaper Articles
Susannah Tredwell

While recent newspaper articles are reasonably easy to find (give or take a paywall), older newspaper articles can be a bit more challenging to locate. If a newspaper article you are looking for is not available through the paper’s website, the following resources may be useful in tracking articles down: … . . . [more]

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