SEMINAR AGENDA


LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR SERIES:
Course II - USING TECHNOLOGY

TO IMPROVE YOUR TRIAL PRACTICE

 

Seminar Sponsor:
Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC

 

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR CLE CREDIT IN THE FOLLOWING STATES:

 

STATE BAR OF TEXAS

OREGON STATE BAR
IDAHO STATE BAR
WASHINGTON STATE BAR

UTAH STATE BAR (Co-Sponsor)
*** GONZAGA UNIVERSITY
LAW SCHOOL (Co-Sponsor)

 

FACULTY

 

Kenneth O. Kreis, J.D., a former Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois, and a former Assistant District Attorney, 47th Judicial District, State of Texas, has also engaged in the private practice of law in Idaho for more than 20 years, and is now the President and CEO of Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC.  He has also undertaken specific training and research into web page design issues, html coding, computer hardware, and software issues. Currently, he is developing a prototype law firm web page, a wireless mobile law office for frequent traveler or trial attorneys, and a simple, yet technologically advanced law office, to all be linked to incorporate many of the ideas presented at our seminars. He has lectured at multiple state bar approved CLE seminars in 8 different states to date on the topics presented herein.


John B. Hinton, J.D., L.L.M.in Tax Law, has practiced law in Idaho for more than 10 years, and has undertaken significant efforts to streamline his law practice by incorporating and utilizing various computer software programs in order to save time, link files and programs, and creatively use such technology in the small law office.  He has also lectured on various software topics at multiple state bar approved CLE seminars in 8 different states to date in reference to the topics herein.


AGENDA TIMELINE: 7.0 CLE CREDIT HOURS


08:15 - 08:45 Registration

08:45 - 09:30 Section I: Equipping the Trial Lawyer for Trial

Equipment Features & Capabilities that a Trial Lawyer Needs
• Laptop Presentations / PDA Presentations / Cell Phones in Court
• Document Presentations / Audio & Video Clips

 

09:30 - 10:10 Section II: Trial Preparation: Electronic Discovery of Computer Generated Records
• Drafting Interrogatories & Requests for Production for Computer based Records

Data Recovery Issues & Deleted Files including E-Mails

 

10:10 - 10:40 Section III: Trial Preparation: Electronic Search Techniques

Useful Trial Information Web Sites

 

10:40 - 10:50 MORNING BREAK


10:50 - 11:20 Section III: Trial Preparation: Internet Records Searches
• Locating Witnesses & Relevant Information


11:20 - 11:50 Section IV: Trial Preparation: Working with Imaged Documents
• Inputting / Formatting / Organizing & Retrieving Documents

11:50 - 12:10 Section V: Trial Preparation: Wireless Legal Research in Court
• Responding to Opposing Counsel's "Surprise" Case

 

12:10 - 01:00 LUNCH BREAK

 

01:00 - 02:00 Section VI: Trial Preparation: Software Organizational Tools

• Using Software to Assist in Preparing for Trial

02:00 - 03:00 Section VII: Trial Presentation: The Electronic Trial Notebook

Preparing an Electronic Trial Notebook
Using Trial Presentation Software

 

03:00 - 03:10 AFTERNOON BREAK

 

03:10 - 03:40 Section VIII: Trial Presentation: Using MS Powerpoint & Corel Presentations Effectively

Simple Techniques to Improve Your Courtroom Presentations

 

03:40 - 04:25 Section IX: Trial Presentation: Telling Your Client's Story Electronically
• Demonstrative Evidence

• Computer Simulation & Modeling Issues
• Presenting Exhibits Electronically

 

04:25 - 04:55 Section X: Trial Practice Ethics: Electronic Issues

Ethical Issues with Trial Preparation & Presentation

Modeling / Simulation / Discovery