This three hour course will cover:
Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget: Believe it or not, you can get great technology on a tight budget. However, some things are too important to let cost be your most important decision variable. Whether you’re ready to start a firm or overhaul your firm’s existing technology, this seminar gives you a legal technology roadmap with a focus on keeping the costs as low as possible. We’ll cover everything from low cost accounting and case management systems, how to lower printing costs, computer configurations, security and encryption options, VoIP phone systems, and more. We will also help you prioritize your purchases so you’ll know what to focus on. You literally can’t afford to miss this seminar.
Microsoft 365 – Is It Worth It and What Does It Include? Microsoft 365 offers a compelling combination of local software, document/email management and cloud services. In other words, it's far more than Word, Outlook and Excel. Even if you already subscribe to Microsoft 365, there are dozens of extra applications that come with it you could be using. Learn how it works, what it does best, and the different plans available. You'll soon see why Microsoft 365 is rapidly taking over the legal market.
A Lawyer's Guide to PDF Files: You probably noticed that PDF files are everywhere. They are the file format of choice when trading documents with other lawyers and clients. Many courts now require that all pleadings be filed as PDFs; most governmental forms are only available in PDF format; and if you want to reduce paper in your office, then PDFs are front and center. Because of their prevalence, everyone in your office needs to understand the risks and benefits of PDF files. Regardless of the PDF program you use, this seminar will show you the appropriate uses of PDFs. We'll cover extremely important topics such as redaction, metadata removal and electronic document security, Bates Numbering, splitting/combining PDFs, reducing file-size for electronic case filing, review/comment and PDF collaboration, adding signatures & stamps, routing PDFs for comments/feedback, and more. Finally, we’ll identify the programs you can use for all of these functions (you are not limited to Adobe Acrobat) and explain their relative pros and cons.
Recorded in April 2021.