Lawyers: be more efficient w/ less stress (learn how in 3 hours)
Monday, December 30, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Lawyers: do you want to learn how make your law practice more organized, and less stressful?
This Monday morning, fellow attorney Dane Ciolino and I will explain how to get rid of (or reduce) paper that creates clutter and confusion, and limits your ability to quickly find your documents. We'll offer a fact-filled explanation what we did ourselves, and how you can (fairly easily) do it as well.
Learn how we were able to handle "Big Firm" cases as solo practitioners, even after we left our respective big firms. And get CLE credit to boot.
The seminar provides 3 hours of CLE credit for Louisiana attorneys: 1 hr Ethics, and 2 hrs Law Office Practice.
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am Creating a Paperless Law Office
- A paperless practice doesn’t mean no paper whatsoever
- Review of benefits and challenges in shedding paper in a law firm
- The roadmap and principles for implementing a paperless system
- Ethical issues in setting up a paperless law office
9:45 am Storing and Managing Digital Document
- What's the best way to store and manage digital documents?
- Do you need a document management system (DMS)?
- Why file-naming conventions matter, and which one is best
11:00 am Dealing with adverse mindsets: the human factors
- Overcoming objections to becoming paperless in your firm
- Overcoming outsider challenges to your paperless practice
- We reveal the easiest way to shift to a paperless practice
About the Speakers
has practiced law for 26 years, the last 12 of which he's spent learning how to use technology to be more efficient. He’s traveled the country speaking to bar associations and trade groups about PDF software, social media, e-discovery, cloud computing, iPads & iPhones, and—of course—paperless lawyering.
He’s a regular speaker at the ABA TechShow. And he's the author of the recently published Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers (an ABA publication).
is a professor at Loyola Law School in New Orleans, who teaches Ethics, Trial Advocacy and Criminal Law. His Louisiana Legal Ethics blog is widely read by lawyers. He’s often seen local TV, and heard on radio, explaining the legal issues behind important news stories.
Dane began as a clerk for a federal trial judge in New Orleans. He has practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, and Stone Pigman in New Orleans. Today, as a solo lawyer, he represents lawyers with ethics problems. And he recently published Louisiana Legal Ethics: Standards & Commentary.
What prior attendees say about our seminars
- First time since I began practicing that I did not feel like CLE was a waste of my time. —Dec 2013 attendee
- Very helpful for the solo practitioners —Jackie Blankenship
- I've replaced two litigation bags with an iPad. All as a result of PaperlessChase —Al Thompson
Frequently Asked Questions
Do your seminars qualify for CLE in other states?
It depends on the other state. Typically, most states will accept CLE credit from Louisiana approved programs like ours if you submit a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, along with a printout of the course agenda. We supply you with everything that you might need in our written materials, and the rest is up to you.
Do you allow non-lawyers to attend?
Yes, we love to have your staff members attend. Just have them enter the promocode ‘nocle’ (without the single apostrophes) and they’ll get a discount off the standard price that is based on CLE credit.
How can I get more useful information of the sort you delivered in your presentation?
First, subscribe to our email newsletter so you can get periodic tips and reminders. We offer special deals to our subscribers that we don’t make available to the general public, including a free guide on how to create a paperless law office.
Do you guys really refund money automatically if someone just doesn’t show up at a seminar?
Yes, we do. And the reason we do is simple: we know what it’s like to run a law practice, and we want to help you make your life easier. Once you come to one our seminars you’ll understand that we’re not anything like other CLE providers. We want you to learn how to improve your law practice in a way that makes you more efficient and less stressed-out.
What if I have more questions?
Call Ernie Svenson on his cellphone: 504-202-0688 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
Ernie Svenson runs PaperlessChase to help fellow lawyers figure out technology—how to use it to increase efficiency & profit (while decreasing frustration & stress). We offer CLE credit to Louisiana lawyers whenever we can.