ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series
Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
Today's negotiated instruments are often never reduced to paper until they're ready to sign. The negotiation occurs electronically with lawyers emailing documents (Word or PDF files) to one another (and clients) to indicate changes and proposed modifications. Explore the tools available in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat for safely transmitting documents, comparing versions, tracking changes, and adding comments and other annotations. A discussion on "locking" a document down to prevent further changes, encryption, avoiding metadata and other collaboration tools is also included.
Barron K. Henley, Affinity Consulting Group, Florida
Barron K. Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm which handles all aspects of law practice automation including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990. He received his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and HotDocs document assembly software; and has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.
March 01, 2016 12:00 PM Central