Course XI Extended Seminar to 5.0 CLE Credits

The Anatomy of Electronic Documents: What Lawyers & Staff Need to Know
about the Hidden Risks within Electronic Documents to Avoid Malpractice;
Recent Metadata & E-Discovery Case Law Update; Using Social Media in
Your Law Practice; How Smartphones are Transforming the Law Practice

Seminar Sponsor:
Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC


*** Approved for 6.0 CLE HRS (including 1.0 Hr EPR) by Board of Bar Examiners of Wisconsin Supreme Court
***Approved for 5.0 CLE HRS (including 1.0 Hr Ethics) by Idaho State Bar
***Approved for 5.0 CLE HRS (including 1.0 HR Ethics) by Washington State Bar
***Approved for 5.25 CLE HRS (including 1.0 HR Ethics) by Oregon State Bar


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 engaged in the private practice of law in Idaho for more than 25 years, and has been General Manager of Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC, for the past 9 years.  In addition, he has undertaken specific training and research into web page design issues, html coding, computer hardware, and software issues. He has lectured at over 200 approved CLE seminars in 12 different states during that time period on law related technology topics. Some of these programs have also been co-sponsored by three state bar associations and one regional law school on multiple occasions during the prior 8 years. His approach is to teach these seminars in an understandable, non technical manner. As a practicing lawyer, he understands lawyers concerns with these issues.


8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Section I: The Anatomy of Electronic Documents: What Lawyers & Staff Need to Know

A. Common techniques that bad guys use to alter electronic documents and photographs
B. Finding hidden data risks in electronic documents and images
C. Determining original source of the changes or alterations
D. Other relevant considerations

10:30 am - 10:45 am MORNING BREAK

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Section II: Metadata and Electronic Discovery Case Law Update

A. Recent cases on metadata & e-discovery issues impacting lawyers

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Section III: Social Media and Smartphone Ethics Issues

A. Social media ethics issues for lawyers
B. Smartphone / cell phone ethics issues for lawyers
C. Other ethics factors relevant to social media

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Section IV: How Smartphones are Transforming the Law Practice

A. Legal research using smartphones
B. Case management using smartphones
C. Other ways lawyers are using smartphones to enhance their practice

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Section V: Using Social Media in Your Law Practice

A. Using social media for law office advertising
B. Using social media for investigative purposes
C. Other benefits to lawyers using social media