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Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

Sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
 

In today’s modern world, technology is a central component to running a law practice. Knowing which technologies can help you, which costs more than they’re worth, and how to stay out of ethical trouble when using them is a different matter. Join us in Rosemont for this in-depth look at how technology can help you transform your practice, run your law office efficiently, and make a profit along the way. Attorneys who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of:

  • The best legal technology and practice management tools available today;
  • How to use a Mac computer in a PC world;
  • How ISBA’s new IllinoisDocs can help you with your document-assembly needs;
  • How the iPad can help you during your next courtroom presentation;
  • Why “going paperless” is a safer, cheaper, and easier alternative to storing endless boxes of files;
  • How to build the best technology resources for your practice without spending a ton of money;
  • How to drive productivity and profitability in your practice;
  • How to ethically and positively approach your social media presence; and
  • Much more!

 

 

Program Moderators:

J Randall Cox, Feldman Wasser, Springfield

Barbara L. Delanois, Davis and Delanois P.C., Danville

Nerino J. Petro, Jr., HolmstromKennedy P.C., Rockford

Program Information
Program Date:
June 16, 2016
The Case for Macintosh: Why Being the Only Mac User in Your Office Can Make a Difference

Explore the reasons why an increasing number of lawyers are using Macs, learn how to successfully practice as the only Mac lawyer in a Windows office and discover the best Mac based tools to use in this context with this informative segment. 

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Mark C. Metzger  [ view bio ]
iPad for Litigators

The iPad offers a wide variety of legal and courtroom-specific apps, making it a commonly used tool for attorneys. Learn how you can use the iPad for note-taking, legal research, deposition preparation, case management, and trial preparation, as well as how to use the iPad for your next courtroom presentation. A review of the latest apps and iPad technology that can help you in our paperless world is also included. 

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Speaker Information
Nerino J. Petro, Jr.  [ view bio ]
Bryan M. Sims  [ view bio ]
60 Tips in 60 Minutes

Don’t miss this fast-paced presentation that offers you 60 tips on a variety of technology issues that you can begin incorporating into your practice immediately – from the best legal technology and practice management tools available today to an array of electronics and useful websites designed for lawyers.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Speaker Information
Mark C. Metzger  [ view bio ]
Nerino J. Petro, Jr.  [ view bio ]
Bryan M. Sims  [ view bio ]
Efficient Document Assembly Featuring IllinoisBarDocs

Document assembly is a game-changing technology for law offices, but many attorneys aren’t sure where or how to begin. Join us for an in-depth look at how document assembly works, how it can help your practice, and how ISBA’s new IlliniosBarDocs – a fully automated, low-cost document assembly system built around a library of Illinois-specific legal forms – can help you increase efficiency and profitability in your practice.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Timothy A. Slating  [ view bio ]
Open Source Online Investigation Tools: The Basics of a "Free" Investigation

We live in a world where the internet and social media have become critical to the success of any businessperson, including lawyers. This presentation provides the top six websites that are free for practicing lawyers, law clerks, or staff to research. It also discusses simple tips and tricks to make your online searches of certain websites more efficient and effective.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Laura Milnichuk  [ view bio ]
Why Going Paperless Could Be The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Practice And Your Life

Going paperless is a best practice in law office management. It’s easy and inexpensive to convert to digital files, but many solo and small firm practices are still unsure what “paperless” means, let alone why they should do it or how to achieve it. If you are still buried under tons of paper, making it difficult and time-consuming to find important documents and costing you lots of money to store, then don’t miss this comprehensive introductory session. Our speaker explains what “going paperless” can mean for your practice, shows you what you need to get started, and gives you a step-by-step guide to going paperless.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Speaker Information
Timothy J. Storm  [ view bio ]
Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget

Let’s face it, the number of technology choices can be overwhelming…and in today’s economy, you cannot afford to make bad technology decisions. This segment gives you the legal technology roadmap you need to build your champagne technology on a beer budget. Topics include: how to get the best technology deals for your firm; the benefits of a laptop v. desktop; affordable security and protection, including antivirus, firewalls, anti-spyware, and uninterruptible power supplies; hardware/software backup recommendations; Smartphone/PDA options; inexpensive alternatives to Word and WordPerfect; billing and accounting software designed for the legal environment; case management software options; how to access your files and resources when you’re away from the office; and much more!

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Barron K. Henley  [ view bio ]
Tips for Driving Productivity and Profitability

Two of the most effective ways to control your bottom line while increasing productivity is to be more efficient and to ensure that your clients pay your bill. This presentation provides practical solutions for boosting your productivity, shows you how to track and measure the impact of change, offers real-life examples of productivity tips, and gives you the tools you need to ensure that you get paid (from your first meeting with the client to the end of the case and beyond).

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Barron K. Henley  [ view bio ]
Your Social Media Presence: An Ethical and Positive Approach

Social media has changed the way attorneys communicate with their clients and peers, as well as how attorneys market their practice. This comprehensive overview explores how to ethically and positively approach your social media presence, protect your online reputation, and keep you in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct!

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Speaker Information
James J. Grogan  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 8.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 8.50
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