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"Advice you can use — short and to the point — every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. SlawTips is an initiative of Slaw.ca where Shaunna, Laura, David, and Dan are all regular contributors."

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  • Do Lawyers Read Anymore?

    I fear they do not, as these recent examples of lawyerly prose will suggest: ·         bare with me ·         you have free rain ·         he is a real jem The clear inference to be drawn from these solecisms is that people hear things but have not seen them in print (or even on a screen). In a word … Read more »

  • Yikes! Oxford Errors

    It pains me when I see the University of Oxford making terrible errors. But errors are errors. Both occurred in recent LinkedIn posts. The first: One in four people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water. That should, of course, be does because the subject of the sentence is One, not … Read more »

  • Recent Horrors

    Some frightful things that have imposed themselves on your humble scribe’s tender eyes. Actual drafting by a senior partner What this means is clear enough, but the drafting is simply awful: Both whether or not the Code applies to the Proposed Structure and how it may apply to it therefore are centr … Read more »

  • Unnatural Compounds

    No, not enclosures where odd things happen. Rather, combinations of words that look strange. The New York Times – generally a newspaper one admires – has taken to writing things like monthslong: see, for example, Mary Hui, ‘After a Dip, Hong Kong Real Estate Again Eyes the Stratosphere’ (22 March 20 … Read more »

  • Use Search Filters on CanLII

    Applying filters to your search results is a great way of narrowing them down and can help save time you might otherwise spend scrolling through hundreds or even thousands of results! The search filters bar is accessible at the top of every search results page and features four primary filter tabs ( … Read more »