Author Archives: Shaunna Mireau

About Shaunna Mireau

Legal Information Specialist from Alberta. I am excited by the challenges of unearthing potential using Lean Six Sigma methodology in the legal environment. Advocate of law libraries, legal information, legal research, knowledge management and continuous improvement.

Noting Up Tip

I shared some tips about technology skills with some fine folks via webinar with CBA Manitoba’s Legal Research Section recently.  One of the tech skills was about noting up:

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Watch for New Tools

Today’s Tip was inspired by a news release that crossed my email:

Canadian startup launches law search engine
Legal technology puts 5 million pages of laws from around the world

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Give Feedback

I recently did some work for one of my colleagues and was reminded how great it feels when you do something and get feedback. Today’s tip is to give feedback. …

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Understand the Why

Today’s short legal research tip is this:

You will find better answers to questions if you know Why you are asking them in the first place.

Understanding the motivation for …

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Human Rights Search Engine HuriSearch

If you are doing research in the area of human rights, you might find HuriSearch a useful addition to your toolbox.

HuriSearch offers a fairly sophisticated front end, allowing you …

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Expert Witnesses

Finding an expert or seeing if an expert has been qualified as such can be a challenging legal research exercise. Here are some tips and links to help you.

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Use Colour

Today’s research tip is more about research output than gathering. Do not be afraid to use colour to add visual clues to your research output. Using coloured text or tables …

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Linking for Law School Electronic Case Books

Thanks to Sooin Kim, Faculty Services Librarian with the Bora Laskin Law Library, University of Toronto there is another type of link creation tool to share.  Thess tools are …

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Deep Links to CanLII

To continue the theme from the last couple of weeks, Today’s Tip is about linking in to CanLII.  The tips for WestlawNext Canada and LexisNexis Canada have been about linking …

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Deep Linking to Westlaw Canada Sources

Last week, I gave a shout out to Ted Tjaden for sharing some info about deep linking to LexisNexis Canada sources, and I am continuing to thank Ted this week. …

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