SEMINAR AGENDA


LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR SERIES:
Course III - USING TECHNOLOGY

TO IMPROVE YOUR OFFICE 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
SCHOOL OF LAW (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 states to date in reference to the topics noted herein.


 Rick Visser, J. D., is the Director of the Idaho State Law Library in Boise, Idaho, and has engaged in extensive internet and CD-ROM legal research for several years in order to improve legal research options for attorneys to enhance their legal research capabilities.  He has lectured numerous times at seminars on topics related to internet legal research in 6 different states and for various government agencies.


AGENDA TIMELINE: 7.0 CLE CREDIT HOURS


08:15 - 08:45 Registration

08:45 - 10:40 Section I: Improving Your Office Practice Electronically

Enhancing Your Internet Legal Research Skills using Effective Search Techniques
• Setting up a Basic Firm Online Security System - A Step by Step Approach

Setting up a Basic Firm Videoconferencing Capability - A Step by Step Approach
Controlling Spam E-Mail - The Options

 

10:40 - 10:50 MORNING BREAK

 

10:50 - 11:50 Section I: Improving Your Office Practice Electronically (cont.)
• Utilizing Voice Recognition Technology in Your Practice

Multiple Cell Phone Options to Stay Connected Wirelessly Out of the Office

 

11:50 - 12:20 Section II: Online Client Billing: Fast, Free, & Effective

Billing Your Clients Electronically

Setting up an Online Billing System

 

12:20 - 01:10 LUNCH BREAK


01:10 - 02:45 Section III: Document Imaging
• Scanning Documents into Your Computer - Inputting & OCR Usage
Document Formatting Options & Imaging Software
Document Saving, Backup, & Retrieval Options
Document Management - Imaged Documents into Forms


02:45 - 03:30 Section IV: Case Management Software
• A Step by Step Approach to S
etting up and Organizing a Client's File

03:30 - 03:40 AFTERNOON BREAK

 

03:40 - 04:25 Section V: Linking Your Firm Web Site to Your Law Practice
Review of Law Firm Web Site Features being Utilized Today

 

04:25 - 04:55 Section VI: Office Practice Ethics: Electronic Issues

Ethical Issues in Document Imaging

Online Ethical Issues - Web and Communications