30 Tips in 30 Minutes

Speakers: Bryan Sims, Diane Ebersole, and Chelsey Lambert.

Come to this fast paced, fun session to learn how you can be more productive and efficient, provide better client service, and keep on top of your to-do list!

Date: October 16, 2015
Time: 12:30-01:00 p.m. CT
Event: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes
Sponsor: The Chicago Bar Association
Venue: The Chicago Bar Association
Location: 321 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
Registration: Click here to register.
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Setting up a paperless office only requires buying some hardware and software, but successfully maintaining a paperless office requires re-defining your everyday workflows. Our paperless faculty will show you how to streamline the logistics around your digital documents after the scanner — when you need to manage them, store them, and most importantly, find them later. This session will help you truly become victorious in your paperless quest!

Date: October 16, 2015
Time: 09:00-10:00 a.m. CT
Event: Paperless Workflows That Work
Sponsor: Chicago Bar Association
Venue: The Chicago Bar Association
Location: 321 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Paper…files filled with paper…cabinets filled with files….all of these things takes up space around the office and makes it difficult to find what you need when you need it. This informative presentation explains what “going paperless” means and shows you how to get started – from choosing the proper electronic file format to knowing which type of equipment and software you need.

 

Date: September 24, 2015
Time: 03:15-04:15 p.m. CT
Event: Your Paperless Office
Sponsor: Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Legal Technology
Venue: Illinois State Bar Association Chicago Regional Office
Location: 20 S. Clark St., Suite 900
Chicago, IL
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Setting up a paperless office only requires buying some hardware and software, but successfully maintaining a paperless office requires re-defining your everyday workflows. Our paperless faculty will show you how to streamline the logistics around your digital documents after the scanner – when you need to manage them, store them, and most importantly, find them later. This session will help you truly become victorious in your paperless quest!

This webinar is part of the ABA TECHSHOW Summer Series reproducing some of the highest rated programs from the Conference for bringing lawyers and technology together. These sessions will help you become more proficient in your use of technology in your practice.

Date: September 10, 2015
Time: 12:00-01:30 p.m. CT
Event: Beyond the Scanner: Paperless Workflows That Work
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Registration: Click here to register.
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What You Need to Know: Cloud Storage, Document Assembly, and Ethics

Anyone who knows me, know that I am a huge proponent of a paperless office and the use of cloud storage. As such, I am thrilled to be participating in a presentation called: What You Need to Know: Cloud Storage, Document Assembly, and Ethics. This seminar is being presented by the Standing Committee on Legal Technology from Illinois State Bar Association.

The program is on September 24, 2015, from 1 to 5:15 CT, and you can attend live at the Chicago Regional Office, or attend via a live webcast. You need not be an ISBA member to attend (although the registration fee is higher for non-members). My sessions is described as:

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  Your Paperless Office*
Paper…files filled with paper…cabinets filled with files….all of these things takes up space around the office and makes it difficult to find what you need when you need it. This informative presentation explains what “going paperless” means and shows you how to get started – from choosing the proper electronic file format to knowing which type of equipment and software you need.

There will also be sessions on Cloud Storage for Lawyers, Document Assembly, and The Ethics of Cloud Technology and Electronic Files.

Just about everyone can benefit from this program and I urge you to attend. Click here to register.

 

Recently I recorded a presentation for National Business Institute that will be broadcast on June 25, 2015. It is on digitizing your documents and converting to a paperless office. I presented with Aaron Brooks and Dean Dietrich, both of whom are great people and great presenters. I urge you to check the webcast out. A description of the program from NBI appears below.

Maintaining and incorporating digitized documentation into your office’s daily routine needs much attention and can slow your practice down. Let our faculty guide you through some of the most common hurdles that will come across your desk as you continue to sort out the best way to digitize your office. Register today!

  • Determine what to do with those original back-stock of client documents.
  • Find out if the cloud storage system is right for your office.
  • Gain practical organization and filing tips for new paper documents as they enter the office.
  • Adopt best practices for protecting files from unauthorized access or inadvertent changes.
  • Weigh your options carefully: know which insurance coverage will protect your office from data breaches.
  • Learn how to avoid ethical missteps in running your paperless law office.
  • Ensure employee access to shared files without jeopardizing efficiency or client confidentiality.
Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 09:00-16:00 CT
Event: Handling and Digitizing Original Documents
Sponsor: National Business Institute
Registration: Click here to register.

ABA Techshow Podcast

While I was at ABA Techshow, I had the opportunity to be on a podcast from Legal Talk Network. I had the pleasure of sharing the podcast with Nancy Duhon and Ernie Svenson, both of whom had great thoughts that they shared Legal Talk Networkon the podcast.

You can listen to the podcast here. While there, you should check out the other podcasts recorded at Techshow.

Join Me at ABA Techshow

Next week I am speaking at ABA Techshow. I have the immense pleasure of speaking with Jim Calloway on the subject of Beyond the Scanner: Paperless Workflows that Work. It is real honor to speak with Jim, who is one of the real leaders in this country on issues of law practice management.

TS15_logo_bwAdditionally, we are speaking on a subject that is near and dear to my heart. Our session kicks off  on Thursday morning at 8:30 and we would be thrilled to see you there.

Even if you do not make it to our session, I cannot urge you strongly enough to attend. ABA Techshow is filled with a number of great sessions that touch on just about any topic applicable to the intersection of technology and the practice of law. I have attended several shows and have always found them immensely valuable and educational.

If you are attending, I also urge you to attend a Taste of Techshow dinner. This is your opportunity to have dinner with attorneys from all over the country, as well as one or more Techshow presenters. The deadline to sign up via the internet to a Taste of Techshow dinner is Monday, April 13, 2015. There are still several dinners with available spots, including my dinner that I am co-hosting with Nerino Petro, an amazing and brilliant legal technologist.

Our dinner is Thursday evening at South Water Kitchen.

Even if you don’t attend my dinner, please consider picking another dinner to attend, but you really should attend both Techshow and Taste of Techshow.

A Great Offer From Lit Software

I’m a huge fan of both TrialPad and TranscriptPad made by Lit Software. They are both really easy to use and work really well. If you do any sort of litigation at all, both of these apps are a must for you.

TrialPad works not just at trials, but also at meditations, arbitrations, contested LitSoftwarehearings, depositions, and client meetings. And TranscriptPad is my absolute favorite transcript management resource. I use it all of the time and have found that it makes reviewing and TrialPadannotating transcripts a breeze. I also really like the reports that I can export from TranscriptPad.

These programs normally cost $90 each. I received an email from Lit Software today, however, that tells me that starting today through Friday, March 6, you TranscriptPadcan purchase both apps in their Ultimate Litigation Bundle, for $140. This is a great deal. If you do not have these apps, I urge you to go check them out and pick them up before Friday.

The Ultimate Litigation Bundle is available directly from the app store here.

 

I’m Going to Oklahoma!

If you saw my Twitter Feed earlier this week, you probably guessed the news that I was not yet ready to share: I have been invited to speak at the 2014 Oklahoma Solo & Small Firm Conference. Needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled at this opportunity and am looking forward to my first visit to Oklahoma.

OK Solo and Small Firm ConferenceThe conference is June 19-21, 2014 at the Hard Rock Casino Resort in Tulsa.

I will be participating in four sessions.

On June 20, I will be participating in:

  • 60 Tips in 60 Minutes, with Jim Calloway and Jeff Taylor.
  • How I Leverage Technology to Improve My Solo Practice. Plenary Session.

On June 21, I will be participating in:

  • Remote Communications: Practicing from a Coffee Shop or other Remote Location
  • What’s Hot and What’s Not in Management & Technology, with Jeffrey Taylor, Jim Callowayand Jody Nathan.