Using the Latest Law Office Technology to Avoid Practice Pitfalls - COMBO

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 
9:00 am – 4:00 pm via webinar

Who should attend: Lawyers and legal staff looking for smarter tech security strategies.

Learning level: All levels

This series of three 2-hour programs will equip you with the knowledge you need to harness the technology you have in your law office.

Professionalism — Malpractice Pitfalls of Daily Law Office Computing
Are you aware of the malpractice pitfalls in the electronic practice of law? Join us to learn about security vulnerabilities related to documents, emails, and e-discovery. You will explore the potential nightmare of metadata (hidden data) that could reveal information detrimental to your client, or to your relationship with your client. Understand what metadata is, how it works, and how it can get you into a world of trouble. Educate yourself on the easy precautions that will protect you and your firm from metadata tripping you into malpractice, and also how to advise your clients to protect themselves from the metadata trap as well. Finally, you will learn how to properly delete client data, assign passwords, and dispose of computer equipment while protecting client privacy.

Tools and Techniques for Negotiating and Revising Electronic Documents
Lawyers frequently trade electronic documents with opposing counsel and clients to indicate changes and proposed modifications. This seminar covers the tools available in Word for safely emailing documents, comparing versions, tracking changes, and adding comments and other annotations. You will also explore third party applications which handle those tasks even better. Learn how to avoid metadata, when PDFs should be used instead of word processor files, and more!

Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget (Technology for Tightwads) 
Let's face it, the array of your technology choices is overwhelming; and in this economy, you cannot afford to make bad tech decisions. This seminar gives you a lawyer's technology roadmap focusing on keeping costs as low as possible.
You will learn about:

  • return on investment analysis and tech spending strategies for a down economy
  • how to get the best technology deals for your firm
  • inexpensive alternatives to Word and WordPerfect, and search software that eliminates the problem of lost files once and for all
  • laptop vs. desktop: appropriate PC configuration for a law firm, PC configuration items to look for and items to avoid
  • computer and network protection including uninterruptible power supplies, antivirus, firewalls, anti-spyware, and anti-spam
  • disaster avoidance and backup recommendations (hardware and software)
  • law firm printer, scanner, and fax issues along with recommendations
  • smartphone/personal digital assistant recommendations for lawyers
  • legal-specific billing, accounting, and case management software options
  • accessing your firm's files and resources when you're not in the office

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: hours (a minimum of 4 hours involving professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Instructor
Barron K. Henley — Affinity Consulting Group, LLC, Columbus, OH


Register by Sep 25
Regular Price
After Sep 25
Webinar  $569 $629
Articled Student
$279 $309
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.


—Individual Sessions—
Register by Sep 25
Regular Price
After Sep 25
Webinar  $219 $249
Articled Student
$109 $119
Save even more with your CPDone Pass
Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.

Webinar Archive: This course will not be added to the Webinar Archive.

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Gather a few colleagues around a computer to SAVE on Webinar/Rebroadcast costs! Groups pay full price for the main registrant + $179 for each additional viewer. *Contact Customer Service for more info.

*If your group includes an articled student, the first registration must be at the full rate if a lawyer is participating.

Unable to attend without financial support? Learn about our Bursary Program and Easy Pay Plan.

CLEBC Program Coordinator
Faye Davis

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