Continuing Legal Education

ISBA's Technology Competency Series: Adobe Acrobat and PDF Files in the Law Office

November 16, 2017
1:00 – 4:15 p.m. (15-minute break included)
3.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours

ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
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Make your e-filing easier by learning how to use Adobe Acrobat and PDF files!

Today, it is impossible to practice law without encountering PDF files on a regular basis. As such, every lawyer needs to understand how they should be used, their benefits, and their risks. The benefits include protecting files via password encryption … to eliminating compatibility issues when sharing documents with others … to reducing paper in your office. Risks include metadata the fact that they can be easily edited unless they’re locked down. Don’t miss this half-day seminar that tells you everything you need to know about PDFs, including:

About the Speaker:
Barron K. Henley
is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm which handles all aspects of law practice automation including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments and is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and HotDocs document assembly software. He has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.
  • The risks and benefits of PDF files;
  • How to remove metadata and use the electronic document security features;
  • The importance of redaction and how to do it;
  • How to use the Bates numbering feature;
  • Splitting or combining PDFs;
  • How to scan a document to create a PDF;
  • How to convert Word documents to PDFs (and vice-versa);
  • Creating fillable PDF forms for your staff and clients to use;
  • How to add comments, markups, and annotations to a PDF;
  • How to use the Stamp tool to create electronic signatures;
  • Producing redline comparisons of PDFs;
  • Bookmarking and navigating a PDF;
  • How to reduce the file size for easier sharing and electronic storage concerns; and
  • Much more!


NOTE: Registration to the live, onsite program in Chicago includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nominal fee via the registration page.