Who should attend: Lawyers and staff who negotiate documents electronically and want to understand the available tools for protecting client data, eliminating metadata, and identifying changes to a Word, WordPerfect or PDF document.
Learning level: All levels
Opposing lawyers routinely email versions of a document back and forth during the negotiation process, and many instruments are never reduced to paper until it's ready to sign. This approach is unquestionably fast and convenient compared to mailing or faxing paper documents; however, electronic document exchange presents many issues that practitioners need to be aware of and risks to protect themselves against.
In this seminar, you'll learn when it's appropriate to use Word processor files and when it's appropriate to use PDFs. We'll cover how to track your changes in a document and how to ascertain what changes were made by others (even the attempts to conceal those changes). You'll also learn how to add comments and annotations to Word or PDF files, how to lock documents to prevent further changes, and how to avoid including hidden (and potentially damaging) information in the files you're working with (known as metadata). Finally, using plain email arguably affords you no reasonable expectation of privacy. We'll also discuss your email encryption options which ensure that only the intended recipient can open your emails and/or attachments.
This is the third course in Using the Latest Law Office Technology to Avoid Practice Pitfalls series for Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Register for all three sessions and SAVE! Other courses in the series are:
I. Avoid a Communication Breakdown
II. Security Is Only As Good As the Weakest Link
Participate in all 3 courses in the series and receive a discount, or choose the individual courses that make the most sense for you.
You may also be interested in Barron Henley's course from the previous day, November 29, Microsoft Office Academy—Unleash the Power of the Technology You Already Own.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 2 hours (a minimum of 2 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Barron K. Henley — Affinity Consulting Group, LLC, Columbus, OH
1. This course ONLY
EARLY BIRD (Register by November 2, 2016 and SAVE) $230
After November 2, 2016: $250
2. The series (all 3 courses)
EARLY BIRD (Register by November 2, 2016 and SAVE) $565
After November 2, 2016: $625
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials.
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