Essential Law Office Technology for Working Remotely Post-Pandemic - COMBO







Product Type: Course

Format
Courses - Webinar
Start Date & Time
2020-10-16 9:00 AM
End Date & Time
2020-10-16 4:00 PM
Online Provider
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Key disaster avoidance tools in view of the Coronavirus pandemic

Friday, October 16, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm via webinar

Who should attend: Lawyers and legal support staff looking for smarter tech solutions to everyday remote law office issues

Learning level: All levels

Working Remotely Post-Pandemic: Establishing a Flexible Office for the Long Term (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to business interruption on a global scale and law firms scrambled to establish remote work arrangements for their staff in record time and to an extent that many businesses had never contemplated before. Now that we;ve had some experience with our new work reality, it is a good time to consider the efficiencies of establishing a more permanent flexible office.

This presentation featuring technology expert, Barron Henley, will provide you with practical guidance on how and what you need to set yourself up with a flexible, efficient, and secure practice. 

Topics will include:

  • creation of and reliance upon a complete electronic filing system
  • hardware recommendations
  • mobile communications
  • billing and accounting
  • case management systems for centralized remotely accessible client information
  • digital signatures and remote signing technology
  • cybersecurity and protecting client data
  • how to get documents drafted when you’re separated from support staff
  • home workspaces

Electronic Filing Systems and PDFs for Lawyers (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
This seminar has been tailored to provide you with key disaster avoidance tools you may need since the pandemic has occurred. There's no reason to expect that something similar to the Coronavirus pandemic won't occur again in the future. This seminar provides you with tips you can use now and things that should be on your radar for the uncertain future. Nearly every law office has scanners and some means of storing electronic files. In spite of that, lawyers often complain of being buried in paper and unable to find the documents. If your law office is dealing with these issues, this seminar will explain how to resolve them. The future of efficient client file management does not involve banker's boxes and file rooms. However, we are not talking about a paperless office; we're talking about having less paper. 

Join Barron Henley by webcast in the comfort of your office or home for this hands-on seminar as he:

  • explains multiple methods for creating electronic filing systems (one size does not fit all) for your law office
  • describes the technology you will need in your legal practice
  • demonstrates how it all works

The second half of the seminar will deal with PDF files. As you may have noticed, PDFs are everywhere in the practice of law. They are used for trading documents with clients and other attorneys, electronic case filing, forms, and paper reduction systems (among other things). However, there are risks associated with PDFs and mistakes can be costly. Barron will cover the skills you, the practitioner and your support staff, need regardless of the PDF program used. He will discuss PDF redaction, Bates numbering, and locking PDFs to prevent editing. This program assumes no pre-existing knowledge about law office technology or PDFs, so everyone will be able to follow along regardless of where they are on the technology spectrum.    

After attending this course you will:

  • find out how to set up (or improve) an electronic filing system for your law office
  • discover ways your law practice can run more efficiently by using less paper
  • learn how to protect and avoid the risks associated with PDFs

Law Society of BC CPD Hours:  6 hours (this course will include a minimum of 1 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

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

Reduced Pricing
To support you during COVID-19, CLEBC is offering reduced pricing for courses.



EARLY BIRD 
Register by Sept. 18/20
Regular Price
After Sept. 18/20
Webinar (both sessions) $489   $404 $549   $449
Webinar Articled Student
(both sessions)
$274.50   $224.50 $274.50   $224.50

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.

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CLEBC Program Coordinator 
Jessica Hodgins
jhodgins@cle.bc.ca


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