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Brush up on Legal Tech This Summer and Get Those CLE Credits

By Gabriella Khorasanee, JD on June 09, 2014 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

It's common to get summeritis, you know, when all you do is stare out of your window and wish you were on the beach? Well, you can actually go to the beach and get work done -- sort of. If you don't mind doing light reading, or watching a video on the beach, summer is the perfect time to catch up on CLE courses.

Just in time for summer, the American Bar Association has unveiled the ABA TECHSHOW Summer Series. Consisting of four webinars, the courses highlight information "from some of the best ABA TECHSHOW 2014 presentations" -- which is great if you were not able to make it out to Chicago this past March.

For more information on the courses and how to register, keep reading.

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ABA TECHSHOW Summer Series

Ethics 20/20, Security and Cloud Computing
June 19, 2014 -- 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

As cloud computing becomes more popular, attorneys must know the ethical implications of changing technology. The course will go over recent changes to the model ethics rules which "require technological competence of attorneys" and any correlating ethical issues that may arise from the use of new technology.

Tools of the Trade for Paperless Practice
July 10, 2014 -- 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

This course tells you all you need to know about transitioning to a paperless practice, including establishing policies, and useful hardware and software options that can make a paperless practice a reality.

Getting the Most from Microsoft Outlook
August 18, 2014 -- 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Every attorney uses Outlook, but the program has much more capability than most actually make use of. This course will give you all the tips you need to get the most out of Outlook's InBox, calendar, tasks, journals and contacts functions.

Leveraging Technology for Practice Efficiency
September 18, 2014 -- 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

This course gives "law office-specific tips and tricks for the busy tech-hungry attorney," and gives you ideas on how to incorporate technology "to make your office the most efficient possible place to practice law."

The courses are spread out over the course of the next four months, and if you take the courses in the series you will gain six CLE credits. For non-members the price of the series is $240, and for members the price is $160. You can register by visiting the ABA TECHSHOW Summer Series store page.

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