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Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursdays

February–July 2014

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Bring your lunch (soup by Zoup provided)

Only $25 per session
Limited seating

Diane Ebersole, JoAnn Hathaway, & Samantha Meinke



State Bar of Michigan
306 Townsend St, Lansing

No onsite parking | parking map




February 11, 2014
Document Automation

Learn to develop and use automation tools in Word to increase productivity and efficiency without spending a cent. We will also review the use of text expanders and low-cost document assembly software.

March 11, 2014
Create Forms Using Word

Developing your own bank of forms using Word can reduce the time it takes to create documents. Learn how to create Word forms and link them to the automation features in Word for a powerful document-creation resource for your firm.

April 8, 2014
How to Present From Your iPad

Learn to move PowerPoint files to Keynote on your iPad and wirelessly present from your iPad. This session will cover Keynote software, transferring files, required hardware, and tips for presenting from your iPad.

May 13, 2014
Explore Web File Storage Using Dropbox or Box

Learn to use two of the leading web-based file storage services, Dropbox and Box. This session will also demonstrate methods to improve the security of your documents stored on the web.

June 10, 2014
Tools to Help Build Your Virtual Practice

Explore the two leading SaaS based applications designed to facilitate virtual practice, DirectLaw and Total Attorney, and learn how these applications can help you expand your practice into the virtual realm.

July 8, 2014
Prezi for Presentations

Prezi is a newer presentation software application which approaches presentation design from a totally different concept than the linear approaches of PowerPoint and Keynote. Prezi is available as a free web-based version very useful for exploring and learning the application.



February 19, 2014
LinkedIn 101

No matter how good your resume is on paper, it may as well not exist if you haven't put it online. And if you haven't created a profile on LinkedIn you're missing out on a whole world of professional opportunities. This session will help beginners learn how to create profiles and begin to navigate this professional social network.

March 19, 2014
LinkedIn: Community Pages v. Groups

You've set up your own professional profile on LinkedIn and you've figured out how to connect with other people on an individual basis. Now to take your networking skills to the next level and help market your firm. This session will teach you about community pages and groups and how best to utilize them.

May 21, 2014
Maximize Twitter: Utilize lists, learn how to utilize @ and #

You've tweeted, you're following more than 100 people, your news feed looks more like an information tsunami than anything meaningful, and you have to fight the urge to throw your smart phone out the window. This session will help you get the most out of Twitter by grouping the people and organizations you follow into lists and utilizing hashtags and @ messages to enter into meaningful, two-way conversations.

June 18, 2014
Facebook 101

You think you're a Facebook Jedi master—you can post photos of your cat from your smart phone like nobody's business. You shared "What does the Fox Say" from YouTube before your friends had even heard of it. You always have the best snarky comeback to your sarcastic teenage nephew's posts. You don't need an introduction to Facebook, right? Wrong. This session is an introduction to using Facebook professionally, teaching you to set up a page for your firm or professional organization to help you reach the site's one billion users.

July 16, 2014
Boost Your Posts on Facebook Newsfeed

You've got a professional Facebook page, but you're surprised to see your posts aren't going anywhere. How could anyone find photos of the new baby in their family more interesting than that blog you linked to about patent trolls? This session will help you create fun, dynamic content that can increase your firm's followers and interactions and elevate your firm's reputation.



February 27, 2014
Your Powerful Paperless Practice

Correspondence, pleadings, discovery, exhibits, and more—lawyers continue to drown in paper. This session gives you a roadmap to a paperless practice. You'll learn how to be more organized, find files faster, and work from anywhere.

March 20, 2014
Keeping Up With Your iPad

Keeping up with the ever-evolving world of the iPad can make your head spin! New operating systems, apps, accessories, peripheral devices, and potential uses continue to advance at break-neck speed. This fast-paced session is an overview of the latest and greatest innovations for the iPad-using attorney

April 24, 2014
Getting Your Cloud-On

Explore the world of cloud computing for lawyers. Learn about its pros and cons, available software as a service, and considerations for evaluating vendors. Get the knowledge you need to decide if cloud computing is the right choice for you.

May 29, 2014
Financial Benchmarks for Your Law Firm

Using financial benchmarks to create data leading to knowledgeable business management decisions is essential for success in today's market. In addition to the standard monthly reports generated by the firm's accountant or bookkeeper, revenue capacity, billing realization and turnover rates, receivable collection turnover rates, and partner leveraging need to be incorporated into management decisions. Learn to create these reports and use the data, and explore financial reports you should review every month in this session.

June 26, 2014
Unleash the Acrobat in Adobe

Explore the legal-specific benefits of Adobe Acrobat Pro. Learn to make any form fillable and embed annotations when trading documents. From redaction and document comparison to Bates numbering and document bundling in PDF portfolios, see how you can maximize the power of Adobe Acrobat in your practice.

July 31, 2014
Cool Technology for Hot Lawyers

From hardware to software to apps and utilities and more, new technology continues to explode. In this fast-paced session, rocket to new frontiers by keeping abreast of what's new in technology for legal professionals.

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