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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




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.



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.



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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