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Jumpstart Your Practice with Barron Henley: Everything You Need To Overhaul Your Firm or Start a New One

 
Date: Monday, February 29, 2016 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Venue: Mitchell Hamline School of Law  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $250.00
 
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Deadline to Register: February 25, 2016

Getting the right technology for your practice shouldn't be a game of chance.  It's too expensive and too important, but how do you avoid mistakes?  What are best practices for law office accounting, legal case management, electronic file/document organization or generating complex documents?  How do you pick the right computer when it's time to replace what you have?  How should tablets and smartphones factor into your practice?  How can you access everything at the office when you're not at the office?  Can you safely and ethically store your client data in "the cloud?"  This seminar will answer all of those questions and more.  It provides a complete legal technology roadmap in plain English, covering all areas of law office technology and practice management.  Stop letting technology just happen to you and take control.  We'll show you how.

Light breakfast and lunch included.  Please join us after the event for a cocktail reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Speaker:

Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting Group

Topics include:

Technology Discovery Process - how to determine what you need and identify processes which can be made more efficient

Law Office Hierarchy of Needs - how to prioritize solutions to the issues identified during the discovery process

Cloud Computing and Software As A Service (SaaS) - complete explanation of these concepts, relevant ethical rules and a comprehensive list of the best cloud services for lawyers

Legal-Specific Billing and Accounting Software - best practices, what you need, and strategies for increasing your profit

Case/Matter Management  - efficient tracking of contacts, tasks, deadlines, documents, phone calls and email in a matter-centric way

Speech Recognition Software for Lawyers - see what is possible with this highly evolved technology - no matter how fast you can type, you can talk faster

How to Choose and Configure Computers for a Law Office - learn how to choose the right configuration and options for a law office laptop or desktop

Server Issues - How to determine whether you really need a server; and if so the pros and cons of buying a server versus renting access to one (commonly called hosted servers).

Tablets - your options from iPad to Android to Surface Pro 3 and the role they can and should play in your practice

Protecting Your Computers and Client Data - best practices and what you need

Best Options for Law Office Print, Scan and Fax

PDFs and protecting yourself when trading documents electronically - understand the risks and benefits of PDFs, when they're appropriate to use, and the many programs you can use which cost much less but provide the same functionality as Adobe Acrobat

Word Processing - you have no idea what you're missing with the program you use every day

Documents and File Management - how to un-bury yourself from the paper and email; strategies and tools you can put to use immediately

Internet Security, Email Encryption Options and Remote Access

Training – where to get it and why you need it

Intelligent Technology Purchasing for Your Office - how to conduct a return on investment analysis, and get the best deals on the best products and services

Web Conferencing and Web Meetings

VoIP Phone Systems - learn about your next office phone system will work

CLE Credits:

6.0 Law Office Management CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 215344

Cost:

MSBA Member:  $100.00 
MSBA Member in the Solo-Small Firm/Practice Management & Marketing/New Lawyers Sections:  $50.00

*Non-MSBA Member:  $250.00 
Law Student: $20.00

*Join the Minnesota State Bar Association: Attorneys who are not members of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) can join now for HALF PRICE (membership valid through June 30, 2016) and save $150 on event registration. Click here to join the MSBA and use the campaign code NEWYEAR2016 to receive the ½ price discount on membership and then register for the event. If you join the Practice Management & Marketing or Solo & Small Firm Section when you join, you can save another $50!

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing is not available. 

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Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy. 
Questions? Contact Joe Kaczowski or Jennifer Carter | 612-333-1183

 
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