Computer Basics 2016: Is This Thing On?

October 14, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
4.50 MCLE hours, including 4.50 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours
Presented by Senior Lawyers
Co-sponsored by Young Lawyers Division and DuPage County Bar Association

Glen Ellyn
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Seaton Computer Center room 113
(map and directions)


Register Early – Limited Space!
This program is limited to 24 attendees.


Competent representation not only requires legal knowledge, skill, and preparation, but also requires you to keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with technology. Don’t miss this program that’s designed to give you the individualized, personal, hands-on computer training you need that’s directly applicable to the practice of law! Attorneys lacking basic computer skills who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • How to use computer hardware, including the keyboard and mouse;
  • How to create documents in Microsoft Word;
  • How to create an email account and what to do with it once it’s created;
  • The dangers of opening attachments and spam;
  • Using the Internet for your online legal research;
  • The importance of converting documents to PDF;
  • How to safeguard yourself and your practice against the dangers of advanced technology; and
  • Much more!


Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum (Ret.)
, Administrative Law Judge, Springfield

 

Agenda

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Familiarization with the Hardware and Windows 10*
This program opens with a brief lesson on the basic operations of the computer and Windows 10, the latest update to Windows. The emphasis is focused on individualized training in which the presenter and our team of hands-on instructors help you overcome any difficulties you may have with the basic operation of the computer and Windows 10.
John T. Phipps, John T. Phipps Law Office P.C., Champaign

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Basic Typing and Word Processing*
Learn how to create a new document in Microsoft Word, format page counts, utilize keyboard functions, and choose the necessary type face and size according to your needs – including those required by court rules. Our team of hands-on instructors will assist you each step of the way.
Meghan N. O’Brien, Northwest Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Arlington Heights

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Sponsored by the Illinois Bar Foundation
Please Note: Refreshments will be provided but cannot be taken into the classroom computer lab.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.  Basics of Email*
Don’t miss this informative segment in which our team of instructors show you how to set up an email account through Google (called gmail), how to use email, how to create folders inside your email account for easy organization, and how to forward pleadings and motions for service on opposing counsel. The dangers of opening attachments, spam, and scams (especially those which prey on attorneys) are also discussed.
Don M. Mateer, Mateer Goff and Associates, Rockford

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Accessing the Internet*
Proceed at your own pace as our team of instructors show you how to access the Internet for your online legal research, as well as the invaluable online resources that are useful in the day-to-day practice of law.
Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum (Ret.), Administrative Law Judge, Springfield

12:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Panel Discussion: Scanning and Converting Documents to PDF*
This panel presentation discusses the importance of converting a document to PDF, explains what scanning is all about, and addresses general ethical safeguards to employ when using advanced technology. Privacy issues on the Internet, smartphones and tablets are also explored.
Don M. Mateer, Mateer Goff and Associates, Rockford
Meghan N. O’Brien, Northwest Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Arlington Heights
John T. Phipps, John T. Phipps Law Office P.C., Champaign
Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum (Ret.), Administrative Law Judge, Springfield