The Mississippi Bar’s Technology Committee will hold its biannual CLE on April 16 at the Hilton on County Line Road in Jackson. This is a great CLE that I highly recommend for all lawyers and legal assistants.

This CLE is for legal professionals who want to make their practice and life easier. It’s also for professionals who want to reduce overhead by implementing easy tech. solutions that will save money.

Big firm lawyers may think there will be nothing useful for them here because they have in-house IT people. I used to be a big firm lawyer, and I disagree. You’re going to learn stuff too. You might learn more than most attendees because you overly rely on your in-house IT people.

Also, many of your clients expect you to be tech. competent. If you aren’t, you could make bad impressions on them without knowing it. All lawyers in private, public and in-house practice need to be tech. competent.

Here is the agenda and speakers’ bios:

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration Desk Open

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome
Hunter Twiford, IV- Technology Committee Chair

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Why Case Management is Essential to a Secure and Successful Law Firm
Allan McKenzie

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Mid-Morning Break (Included in Registration Fee)

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Top Tech Tips for Microsoft Word and Outlook
Adriana Linares

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. How Being a Professional Drummer Taught Me to Be a Tech-Savvy Lawyer
Henry Herrman

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Included in Registration Fee)

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Excel for Data Management and Manipulation-Allan Mackenzie

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mid-Afternoon Break (Included in Registration Fee)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Electronic Form- Efficiently Collect and Use Client Data
Allan Mackenzie

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ethics Hour- Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in Your Own Law Firm
Adriana Linares

Adriana Linares– Adriana is a legal technology consultant with her company, LawTech Partners. Using her practical and personal approach to technology she helps legal professionals use technology to maximize skills and investments through training and consulting. She served as Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2017; works as a technology consultant to the Florida Bar Board of Governors and the San Diego County Bar Associations as well as hosting monthly episodes of the New Solo podcast on the Legal Talk Network.

Allan Mackenzie– Allan is a law practice management consultant and legal technology trainer. His experience ranges from that of a once night-shift word processor to a Wall Street IT Director. He has a specialty in litigation technology and support. He has led the charge in multiple-year litigation with discovery volumes measured in terabytes and as end-user trainer, he has demystified Word Styles and the mouse’s right-click. Today, Allan is serving his fourth year on the Planning Board of ABA TECHSHOW.

Henry A. Herrman– Henry is a licensed attorney in CA and NY. His work focuses on commercial real estate. His practice includes: drafting and negotiating all real estate related transactional and joint venture agreements, loan documents, construction agreements (including AIA), development agreements, and related real estate development documentation. Having been a partner in a premier LA-based law firm, he now runs a mobile solo practice coast to coast.

Linares and McKenzie were the presenters at the Committee’s CLE two years ago. They were great.