Law Practice Management and Technology for Today and Beyond


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Approved for 4 hours of General CLE Credit, 1 hour of Ethics, and 4 hours of Technology


Presented at the 2019 Annual Florida Bar Convention this seminar covers topics such as practice management software, productivity suites, Adobe Acrobat, e-discovery, and more. This seminar consists of three separate presentations. Those presentations are:

Technology Survey – Practical Use of Technology for Lawyers
This session focuses on technology basics for all lawyers providing demonstrations and hands-on training on commonly used applications such as Office 365, Adobe Acrobat and social media. This session will also cover various ethical considerations associated with the use of technology in the legal profession.

Future of Technology and the Effect on the Legal Profession
This session will discuss the hottest topics in tech and how they impact the practice of law. Topics include alternative client communication apps like Messenger and Telegram and which ones are secure, and whether voice-activated devices like Amazon’s Alexa are recording your office conversations. We will also analyze the explosive growth of surveillance and widely available graphics editing tools that can easily doctor evidence beyond FBI detection. The conversation will also examine the coming age of big data with a focus on the increasing role of trade secret algorithms to determine many of our daily functions, and how attorneys can be on the lookout for these issues in their cases.

Technology in Practice: A Judicial Perspective
This panel discussion of judges from the federal bench will focus on technology issues. In particular, the judges will discuss how they personally use technology and discuss technology issues for lawyers. The panel will focus on issues related to Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”), the use of technology by lawyers and will offer practical suggestions for how lawyers can be effective, and ineffective, in their use of technology. This panel will also offer insights into technology related issues they anticipate addressing more frequently both now and in and the future. And of course, the judges will make sure to save time for questions from the audience.


Outline – Practical Use of Technology for Lawyers

Slides – Document Metadata

Slides – The Future of Tech & Its Effect on the Legal Profession

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