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Essential Skills for Lawyers: Tech-Security, Market your Practice, and Make it all Ethical

August 30th & 31st

WVU College of Law, Morgantown, WV


Registration: $295

Football Ticket Price: $60


This seminar is approved for 9.2 total WV MCLE credits, including 9.2 Ethics/Law Office Management credits.

This seminar is approved for 7.5 total PA MCLE credits, including 3.0 Ethics credits.

We will apply for MCLE credit in Virginia and Ohio.

Featured Speaker: Brett Burney, Esquire

Friday, August 30, 2019 

9:30 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

Law in Motion: How to Ethically Protect Information You Carry on Your Mobile Device

The dream (or doom) is now a reality – lawyers can work from anywhere today with the prevalence of mobile devices. As long as you have a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or wearable gadget, you can get your work done. Clients expect you to be accessible when they need you, and expect you to accomplish your work regardless of whether you’re at the office, at home, or sitting on the beach. But how can you be sure everything is safe? How do you know if you’re following the right ethical rules? This session will explain (in plain language) the risks associated with the mobile devices you use every day and how to sufficiently protect the confidential information that you carry on them.

11:00 a.m.

Developing Your Practice’s Online Presence – Google My Business, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and More!

What's the first thing people (i.e. "potential clients") do when they're looking for a lawyer? Maybe they ask a neighbor, but then they turn to the all-knowing Google. They want to see a picture, learn about your practice, read what others say about your work. If you don't have a presence on the web today, you might as well be invisible. This session will provide you with the basics of establishing your online real estate, what services to focus on (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.), and what kind of information is acceptable and appropriate.

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Social Media Ethics - The Right & Wrong Things to Say and Do Online

You’re practicing law in the 21st century, which means you’re getting slapped in the face with social media. What information should you share online? Should you “friend” or “like” a post from a judge? Can you trust information from Facebook? Are you violating any rules by posting what you ate for dinner? In this session we’ll explore your ethical obligations when it comes to communicating with current and prospective clients via social media, along with some of the do’s and don’ts for posting information online. 

2:00 p.m.

The Best Tips & Tricks in Microsoft Word that You’re Not Even Using!

If there’s one tool that every lawyer uses, it’s Microsoft Word – you draft motions, author letters, edit court filings, and much more. But are you fully using all the tools and features inside Word that can help you save time and avoid frustration? This session is geared to provide you with the most helpful and practical tips in using Microsoft Word so that you can easily add headers & footers, apply page numbers, create a table of contents, copy text without the formatting, use templates, and so much more. Come learn how you can effectively utilize Microsoft Word to effortlessly draft your documents and increase your productivity! 

3:00 p.m.


3:10 p.m.

Time Management Tips and Technology To Run Your Practice

None of us can manufacture more time in our day, so how do some folks get more done than others in the same amount of time? In this session, we’ll share some effective and practical tips on managing your time and workload that will help you increase your efficiency and reduce your stress level. You’ll learn about some tools and systems that can help you with your to-do list, how to prioritize and delegate tasks, and minimize interruptions so you can focus on getting your work done. We’re not promising a magic wand, but you’ll walk away with some sensible and functional recommendations for getting more done all in your day’s work.

4:10 p.m.

Data Security 101 - What Lawyers Need to Know About Cybersecurity and Your Ethical Duties

You didn't attend law school to learn about cybersecurity, but times have changed and you don't have a choice now. You've seen the headlines and heard about the threats - neither politicians nor law firms are safe. Many clients are becoming concerned about trusting their information to lawyers. Certain clients are even demanding that their law firms go through security audits to ensure that every possible safeguard is in place to protect their precious intellectual property, financial data and/or health information. This session will ensure you have a basic awareness of the security practices that all lawyers should be following in their respective firms.

5:10 p.m.


Saturday, August 31st, 2019 

8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

iPractice on an iPad – How to Mobilize Your Practice and Work from Anywhere

Lawyers no longer need to be chained to a mahogany desk in a smoked-glass office surrounded by dusty (never-used) law books. You are free to work from anywhere as long as you have a laptop, a smartphone, tablet or wearable gadget! Even clients today expect to text you on your phone and share files with you through the cloud. Today’s lawyers are expected to be mobile, flexible, and adaptable, ready to work from any where at any time. But how do you know if you have the right tools? Which apps work best for your practice and how do you use them effectively? This session will show you the tools that you need and how to use integrate them into your everyday workflows.

9:50 a.m.

Tips, Tricks, Apps, and Gadgets For Your Practice

It’s a fun and fast-paced session covering all the tips, tricks, apps, and gadgets we couldn’t fit anywhere else! Strap yourselves in and get ready for the ride! You’ll walk out of this session with a bunch of helpful tips & tricks that you can put in place as soon as you return to your office!

11:00 a.m.



WVU vs JMU Kickoff

                                      Tickets: Football tickets are non-refundable and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a 4 ticket limit per registrant. A handling fee may be included in the price of the tickets.

Parking: Tuition for each seminar includes a WVU Athletic Department parking pass to the Red Lot around the WVU College of Law. RV and Camper parking is not permitted.

Materials: An electronic PDF written materials book will be sent via email prior to the conference. Attendees have the option to purchase a printed copy of the written materials book for $25 during registration.

Tuition Refund Policy: No tuition refunds will be made if football tickets are also ordered. Registration refunds for those who do not order football tickets will be available if the cancellation is received three business days prior to the conference. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Preregistered attorneys who do not attend will receive MP3 files of the program.

Reasonable Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the WVCLE office at (304) 293-7255 at least 10 days prior to the program date.