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Technical Skills Training for Lawyers and Staff

June 2018

This seminar is approved for 3.6 total WV MCLE AV credits, including 3.6 Ethics/Law Office Management credits.

Featuring national technology expert Barron K. Henley, Esquire

Microsoft Word Power Tips for Legal Users

Due to the complex formatting often required with legal documents, most users find Microsoft Word to be a constant source of frustration.  It's the primary tool used to produce work product, yet many feel it works against them.  Adding to the frustration is the fact that most of the techniques and features necessary to control complex formatting are simply concealed.  Using Word and “clicking around” provides little improvement and no insight.  This seminar is specifically designed to address those realities. We will show you exactly how to fix the common legal drafting problems plaguing you now and avoid them in the future.  You will learn dozens of tips and techniques you can put into practice immediately.  Even if you feel you have Word under control, we guarantee you will learn new things about Word throughout this class.

Email Management Using Outlook

Lawyers and staff are generally drowning in email and many feel helpless when trying to get it under control. This seminar will show you how to use all of Microsoft Outlook’s feature set to efficiently store, organize email (and attachments), and successfully deal with high email volume.  We will also show you how to fix Outlook’s default settings for email, calendar, contacts and tasks.  Finally, we will explain many amazing and useful Outlook features which most users don't even know are there.


A Legal Professional’s Guide to PDF Files

You have probably noticed that PDF files are everywhere.  They have become the file format of choice when trading documents with other lawyers and clients.  Many courts now require that all pleadings be filed as PDFs; and most governmental forms are available exclusively in PDF format.  Because of their prevalence, everyone in your office needs to understand the risks and benefits of PDF files.  In this seminar, you will learn appropriate uses of PDFs, and we will cover extremely important topics such as metadata removal and electronic document security, redaction, 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.