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Streaming and Podcast programs are available in your online classroom for 30 days from your original order date. After viewing, follow the instructions to certify credit. The date you certify credit will be the date printed on your ISBA Certificate of Completion and will be the date recorded for earning the MCLE credit.

*Eligibility to earn MCLE credit for this program expires two years from the program date below; therefore, attorneys must view and certify credit within this two-year period. This expiration date is applicable for all formats.

Participants will learn how to run a law practice efficiently, economically, and ethically.  Discussion will explore a wide range of topics from keeping clients happy to persuasive presentations to mastering those technological skills required to successfully operate a law firm today.  Topics include client confidentiality and managing client expectations; avoiding the everyday ethical pitfalls presented whenever using technology in a law office; the basics and legal-specific features of Adobe Acrobat including metadata removal; how to electronically organize documents in a client/matter-centric manner and safely transmit those documents while guarding privacy interests; protecting a firm from catastrophic data loss; creating a technology plan to achieve long-term objectives; managing e-mail interruptions; going paperless; and much more. 

Program Information
Program Date:
October 03, 2016
Keeping Your Clients Happy and Coming Back for More: Defining Value in Your Firm

Clients are what keep us in business, so it's always important to keep them happy…but how do we know that what we're doing is what we need? Join us online for this webinar that explores real-life ways to determine what will keep new and current clients coming back again and again, as well as how you can use this knowledge to focus on doing the right things the right way within your firm.

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Debbie Foster   [ view bio ]
PDFing - A Lawyer's Guide to Adobe Acrobat

You have probably noticed that PDF files are everywhere and have become the file format of choice when trading documents with other lawyers and clients. Many courts now require that all pleadings be filed as PDFs…and most governmental forms are available exclusively in PDF format. Join us from the comfort of your home or office for this live webinar* that examines the basics and legal-specific features of Acrobat, such as metadata removal, redaction, PDF packages, routing PDFs for comments/feedback, and more. 

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Paul Unger   [ view bio ]
Improve Your Electronic Document Management

Imagine if you could electronically organize and store all documents – from electronic documents created in-house and documents your office has received, to faxes, e-mail, and attachment – in a client/matter-centric manner that is accessible at any time, regardless of whether you’re in or out of the office. Imagine further that all of those files could be searched by any conceivable criteria and that nothing could be lost. Don’t miss this one-hour webinar that shows you how to make this a reality in your practice!

Speaker Information
Debbie Foster  [ view bio ]
Fight the Paper! Paper Reduction & Electronic File Management Workshop

Technology has fundamentally changed the way lawyers draft documents, gather and manage case information, conduct research, communicate, and render services. In spite of these changes, many of us still manage paper today the same way lawyers managed paper 25 years ago. It's time to upgrade that approach. This one-hour webinar covers everything you need to make your office digital, get your paper under control, and take full advantage of PDFs. Going digital means collecting all documents you've created and received, plus all related email messages and attachments m an electronic system, organized by client and matter. It sounds complicated and expensive, but you'll see that the tools you need are off-the-shelf, easy to use and inexpensive. We'll explain and demonstrate how scanners can be used in the law office to reduce paper, lower operating costs and significantly improve efficiency. We will also discuss document organization and storage techniques that will allow you to locate any document (sent or received) in seconds.

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Barron K. Henley  [ view bio ]
Trial Technology Workshop LIVE Webinar

Set your presentation apart from the “ordinary'' presentations you see all the time. Learn from the experts how to make it work for you and avoid the mistakes and common pitfalls of the over-used mundane presentations. This one-hour live webinar** focuses on what to avoid and what to do to make the most of your PowerPoint slides.

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Paul J. Unger  [ view bio ]
Protecting Yourself While Negotiating Documents Electronically LIVE Webinar

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. This one-hour live webinar** explores 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.

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Barron K. Henley  [ view bio ]
Business Continuity: The New Frontier of Backup, Data Protection and Disaster Avoidance

Catastrophic data loss can cripple your firm and lead to malpractice claims, among other unpleasant things. You can't afford to be without a plan for avoiding this. From creating backup rules to establishing responsibilities in your office, learn all the steps and technology you need to build a rock-solid system that will keep you up and running or permit a quick recovery from worst­ case scenarios with this one-hour live webinar!

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Barron K. Henley  [ view bio ]
Help! My Inbox is Exploding! Email Management for Lawyers

Lawyers are generally drowning in email and many feel helpless when trying to get it under control. This one-hour live webinar* addresses the important issues of avoiding email interruptions, efficiently storing email and attachments in a client-centric manner, dealing with high volumes of legitimate email, avoiding SPAM, email encryption, and Microsoft Outlook's built-in features that can help you with these tasks. We'll give you tried and true strategies for managing email and your time more effectively.

Speaker Information
Paul J. Unger  [ view bio ]
Ethics & Professionalism - Malpractice Pitfalls of Everyday Law Office Computing

This one-hour live webinar* discusses the ethical pitfalls of the mobile, cloud and everyday law office computing. In this session, we will learn about cloud options and address how to safely store documents, data and programs in the cloud and on mobile devices. Learn what programs and features you should & must use in cloud storage options like Dropbox, Box & OneDrive. We also will discuss security vulnerabilities related to documents, emails and e-discovery, and the potential metadata nightmare. Finally, we will discuss how to properly delete client data, assign passwords, and dispose of computer equipment while protecting client privacy.

Speaker Information
Barron K. Henley  [ view bio ]
How to Build a Technology Plan for Your Firm

Just as it is critical for a business to have a business plan, anyone who relies on technology to help run their business needs a technology plan. Creating a plan lets you manage how you spend money on new technology, reduces the amount of "surprise" technology-related bills, and allows you to roll out new technology in a planned fashion. Good planning increases long-term productivity and reduces costs. This one-hour live webinar** is designed to help you build a proactive technology plan that minimizes unexpected expenses and gives you a road-map to achieve your firm's objectives and a foundation for your technology budget. Learn how to determine the necessary components of your technology plan; how to identify problems and issues you would like to address with your plan; how to develop short and long term technology objectives; and how to budget for the execution of the plan.

Speaker Information
Barron K. Henley  [ view bio ]
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Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 10.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 10.00
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