CLE# 2012-033: Technology Roadshow
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Help! My Inbox is Exploding!
Since email has become our primary means of communication, lawyers have been struggling with email management. In this session we will discuss some practical tips to help you finally gain control of your inbox and be more productive. Using some of the features built in to Outlook coupled with a few Outlook add-ins, this session is sure to give you some helpful productivity tips so the sound of “you’ve got mail!” does not send you running for cover.
9:30 a.m. Break
9:40 a.m. Paper Reduction Strategies for the Small Firm
Transitioning to a paperless office involves more than just scanning incoming documents; it requires a strategic approach and a strong commitment. This session will offer a practical approach to scanning, digital file organization, digital workflow, finding files, elimination of unnecessary printing as well as electronic document review. It is not about eliminating paper, it is about reducing paper.
10:40 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. PDF Productivity
Because pdf is the standard in universal file formats, it is important that we explore the power of a pdf file. From metadata protection all the way through digital document storage, Acrobat and other pdf creation software programs have become a staple on nearly all law office computers. In this session we will explore the features of Acrobat, discuss why every firm should have a “PDF First” policy for sharing documents and highlight some of the timesaving productivity tips you need to know.
11:50 a.m. Lunch – On Your Own
1:15 p.m. Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget
Specific recommendations and thorough descriptions of all the hardware and software technology you need to outfit a first class law office, all within a reasonable. From computers and printers suitable for lawyers to case management software; from billing and accounting software to smartphones, search and faxing software; from backup systems to word processor/office suite; and most important-training. Also included: finding the best deals on law office technology.
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. The Traveling Lawyer
Taking Your Show on the Road: Don’t let being out of the office prevent you from being able to effectively serve your clients. In this session we will discuss the variety of ways, from mobile phones to remote access to safely carrying your data, that working on the road can be very similar to working in your office.
3:30 p.m. Using Technology to Build Malpractice Avoidance Procedures into the Way You Work
This seminar discusses the top 10 malpractice traps and how the proper incorporation of technology into your practice can eliminate or alleviate 7 out of the 10. We will discuss law firm management strategies, case management software and document assembly/automation software. See if your firm is following "best practices" and identify areas of improvement. Issues addressed include calendaring, docketing, client communication/relations, research and investigation, conflicts of interest, documentation of work and more.
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
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