Continuing Legal Education

Computers for Seniors: The Next Step

May 18, 2018
8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
4.00 MCLE hours, including 4.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours
Presented by Senior Lawyers
Co-sponsored by Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, Young Lawyers Division and DuPage County Bar Association's Senior Lawyer Division

Glen Ellyn
College of DuPage
Seaton Computer Center - Room 117
425 Fawell Blvd
(map and directions)

 

PARKING INFORMATION:
Attendees need to park on the College Road side of the campus. Basic directions to the college, a campus map and building map for the Seaton Computer Center can be found by going to the COD website (www.cod.edu) and clicking on the maps and directions icon at the bottom of the page.


Become familiar with Windows 10, basic email security, Microsoft Word,
and more with this half-day seminar!

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:

  • The basic operations of the computer and Windows 10;
  • How to send email attachments securely;
  • How to recall a previously sent email;
  • How to use the features in Microsoft Word, such as track changes, footnotes, and table of contents;
  • How to use the Internet to communicate with others and conduct legal research;
  • Online resources that are useful to your practice;
  • The ethical and practical reasons for cybersecurity;
  • How to convert documents to a PDF;
  • The privacy issues that can arise with advanced technology; and
  • Much more!


Program Coordinator:
Eugenia C. Hunter, Attorney at Law, Carbondale

Program Moderator:
Don M. Mateer, Mateer Goff & Associates LLP, Rockford

 

Agenda

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.  Windows 10*
Don’t miss this brief lesson on the basic operations of the computer and Windows 10, which is the latest update to Windows.
Todd H. Flaming, Kraus Flaming LLC, Chicago

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  Basic Email Security*
Learn how to scrub, encrypt, and then attach a document to an email with this informative segment. Additional topics include how to recall a previously sent email and how to default to “reply” instead of “reply all.”
Don M. Mateer, Mateer Goff & Associates LLP, Rockford

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.  Microsoft Word Essential for Lawyers*
Both attorneys who are new to drafting and those who are well-versed in Microsoft Word will learn how to effectively use the program’s features to streamline their practice, including how to track changes, add signatures, use footnotes, and create tables in documents.
Marie K. Sarantakis, Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd., Western Springs

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Please Note: Refreshments will be provided but cannot be taken into the classroom computer lab.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Accessing the Internet*
Let our team of experienced instructors show you how to access the Internet for communicating with others, use it for basic legal research, and find online resources that are useful in the day-to-day practice of law. Outlook for Calendars and using the Internet for email are also discussed.
Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum (Ret.), Administrative Law Judge, Springfield

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Cybersecurity*
Don’t miss this introductory look at how lawyers are threatened by computer hackers and what to do about them, as well as the need for cybersecurity defenses from the standpoints of mitigating operations, financial, and ethical risks.
William W. Austin, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Panel Discussion: Scanning and PDFs*
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.
William W. Austin, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham
Todd H. Flaming, Kraus Flaming LLC, Chicago
Don M. Mateer, Mateer Goff & Associates LLP, Rockford
Marie K. Sarantakis, Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd., Western Springs
Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum (Ret.), Administrative Law Judge, Springfield