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Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
 

Sponsored by the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
 

Need tips for marketing your practice or building a firm website on a limited budget? Want
how-to’s for embracing the latest technology to boost your practice? Join us in Naperville for these
take-aways and more, including:
 

  • How to advertise cheaply;
  • How to take advantage of keyword searches in Google;
  • How to produce documents economically and securely without incurring liability or risking client confidentiality;
  • Knowing your billing software options;
  • How to use Microsoft Outlook to its fullest potential;
  • Cybersecurity issues;
  • Using social media in your practice; and
  • Much more!

 

Program Moderators:

J. Randall Cox, Feldman Wasser Draper & Cox, Springfield

Diana C. Taylor, DeSanto Morgan & Taylor, Libertyville

Program Information
Program Date:
June 02, 2017
Making the Most of your [Limited] Marketing Budget

Discover how to market your firm with limited funds, including how to advertising cheaply, how to take advantage of keyword searches in Google, and how to use Facebook to grow your practice.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.75
Speaker Information
Andrew G. Vaughn  [ view bio ]
Making the Most of your [Limited] Website Budget

Join us for a look at how to build and maintain your firm’s website on a tight budget. Topics include: which elements are essential to your website; what clients look for when visiting your site; the price difference between a basic and deluxe website; search result considerations (such as Google Analytics); and mobile considerations. A discussion on whether or not you should contract for services – and what you should look for in an outside website vendor – is also included.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Kurt D. Lloyd  [ view bio ]
Electronically Producing and Sharing Discovery Documents - Do's and Don'ts

Learn how to produce documents economically and securely-without incurring liability or risking client confidentiality with this informative segment. Additional topics include: your options for cost-effective distribution; efficiently and electronically transmitting and sharing info; risk management options; how to organize your discovery; and reducing paper and expense. 


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Trent L. Bush  [ view bio ]
Billing Options for the Solo/Small Firm Attorney - Using Technology Solutions

This segment examines billing software options, including its pros/cons over paper systems; cost considerations; the efficiency of technology; things to consider regarding software changes (and what to do when your technology becomes unsupportable); transitioning to new software; and knowing when to you’ve paid enough. 


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Jeffrey S. Krause  [ view bio ]
Making the Most of Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook was designed to organize your inbox and simplify your life – but only if you know how to use it to use it to its full capabilities. Don’t miss this in-depth look at Microsoft Outlook, including the different ways to get to Outlook (such as via exchange server or Office 365); how apps can work with each other inside Outlook; and how to unify your communications.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Bryan M. Sims  [ view bio ]
Your Legal Practice: Embracing Technology for the Future & Now

Discover how technology can help your practice now and in the future with this insightful presentation. Emerging automation in the legal sector – including robotics and its impact on the law – is also discussed. 


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.75
Speaker Information
Natalie R. Kelly  [ view bio ]
The Best Of: Table Clinic Tips on Technology and Practice Management

The program concludes with our table clinic speakers gathering together to answer the most frequently asked questions and to summarize the top tips on their topic. Don’t miss this supercharged summary of the best ideas from throughout the day! 


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 1.00
Speaker Information
Trent L. Bush  [ view bio ]
Natalie R. Kelly  [ view bio ]
Moderator: Annemarie E. Kill  [ view bio ]
Jeffrey S. Krause  [ view bio ]
Jennifer Ramovs  [ view bio ]
Ian J. Sharping  [ view bio ]
Bryan M. Sims  [ view bio ]
Tim Slating  [ view bio ]
Andrew G. Vaughn  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 5.25
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 5.25
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