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50 Top Legal Technology Tips
  • Cosponsored with the ABA Law Practice Management Section
  • Thursday
  • January 17, 2013
  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
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Why You Should Attend


Want more information before making your next tech purchase? Need to know which software and/or applications will help you get more out of the technology you already have in your law office? Looking for a few new tricks and shortcuts?


The legal tech world evolves so quickly that it is hard to keep up but it's our presenters' job to keep abreast of the latest and greatest developments in technology for lawyers. In this timely program, our expert faculty will share 50 of their favorite legal tech tips covering a wide range of topics including:  Computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, backups, cloud computing, password management, security -they will cover a wide range of topics.  There will be plenty of time devoted to answering your questions during this practical program.

Tips will include how to:


Construct a secure password you can remember and how to manage many passwords

Negotiate with cloud providers to make sure you are storing client data in compliance with ethical requirements

Manage mobile devices securely

Evaluate the current versions of popular case management, time and billing and accounting packages

Work through the ethical risks and potential benefits of social media use

and much more!


Have a question for the faculty?  This interactive seminar will give you the opportunity to submit questions to the faculty before and/or during the program.  In addition, all registrants receive a set of downloadable course materials and free access to the archived online program later.

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Michael Maschke is the Chief Information Officer at Sensei Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Maschke has significant experience with network troubleshooting, data security, systems integration and computer engineering. Prior to his current role, he oversaw Sensei’s digital forensics and information technology departments, which provided support to over 175 area law firms and corporations. Mr. Maschke currently maintains a number of technical and professional certifications and has spoken at the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW conference on the subject of information security.


Sharon D. Nelson is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and legal technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia.  Ms. Nelson graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and has been in private practice ever since, now concentrating exclusively in electronic evidence law.  Ms. Nelson is the current President-elect of the Virginia State Bar (she becomes the President in June of 2013), a past President of the Fairfax Bar Association, a Director of the Fairfax Law Foundation, and a member of ARMA’s E-Discovery Advisory Group.  She is a former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Publishing Board, and a past chair of the ABA TECHSHOW.  She is also a graduate of Leadership Fairfax, and serves on the Virginia State Bar Governing Council, its Executive Committee, and its Technology Committee, and as Chair of its Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.  The Virginia Supreme Court appointed her to the Statewide E-Filing Committee beginning in 2010.  She is a co-author of The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (ABA, 2006) and Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (ABA, 2006), as well as the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guides (ABA, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).  She is also a co-author of How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times (ABA, 2009).


John W. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. He is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and a nationally known testifying expert in the area of computer forensics. Mr. Simek has in-depth experience with network troubleshooting, hardware and software implementations, systems integration, and logistical and financial expertise in a wide range of computer engineering designs and solutions. He has an extensive knowledge of multi-protocol environments and a diverse range of networking technologies. Mr. Simek provides computer forensics, electronic discovery, and information technology support to almost 250 law firms, legal entities, and businesses, and is a frequent speaker on legal technology and security issues.


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Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5
Total 50-minute hours of instruction: 1.8

Please note: Programs focusing on law practice management are not approved in all jurisdictions. Credit will not be available in AL, DE, IN, LA, NE, NH, NC, TX or VA. For more information on CLE credits for a particular jurisdiction, click on the “Mandatory CLE Credit” link in the “Course Details” box at the top left of this web page.

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Eastern 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Central 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Mountain 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pacific & Arizona 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Alaska 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Hawaii 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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