How to Make Your Law Firm Paperless - Painlessly - CLE, Continuing Legal Education - ALI
How to Make Your Law Firm Paperless - Painlessly
  • Cosponsored with the ABA Law Practice Management Section
  • Monday
  • May 20, 2013
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern
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Why You Should Attend


Are you looking to go paperless? Do you want to save time, money, and the environment? Change is hard, especially for lawyers, but our experts  will show you the right way to make the paperless transition with ease.


Starting with one firm's experiences in "going paperless," our expert panel reviews the gritty digital details, including:


Managing the shift to paperless


Ensuring you have considered all aspects of your new paperless office (technological, human, and system change management)


Evaluating the foundation to your network – do you have the horsepower and resources to go paperless?


Implementing the right hardware and technology


Considering the ethical implications of going paperless


Significant time will be devoted to reviewing the procedures you will want to introduce such as:




Document management


Security and back-ups


System foundation considerations


Building the paperless plan




Have a question for the faculty? This webcast will give you the opportunity to submit questions to the faculty before and/or during the program at Faculty will answer questions within two business day after the program. In addition, all registrants receive a set of downloadable course materials and free access to the online archived version of the accredited continuing legal education program later.


This webcast was originally presented November 1, 2012.

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Who Should Attend


Any attorney or legal professional looking to go paperless should attend this accredited continuing legal education program from ALI CLE.

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Dave Bilinsky is a Practice Management Consultant and lawyer for the Law Society of British Columbia.  He has recently been named a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (NCTDR) at the University of Massachusetts. He is also a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. He is also an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University teaching an online graduate level course in the Masters of Arts in Applied Legal Studies Program.  The MA program received the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Canadian Association for University of Continuing Education.


Dave is the founder and Chair of the Pacific Legal technology Conference and a past Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's TECHSHOW. He is the past Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Law Practice Magazine and writes regularly for many publications in the USA and Canada including the award-winning blog as well as his own blog:  His articles have been translated and republished across the globe.


Jan Alexander is the Chief Operations Officer at Ambrose Law Group LLC ("ALG"), a boutique real estate/finance law firm she assisted in forming in 1991. Since the formation of ALG, Jan has been responsible for all aspects of its technology plan (including planning, installation, and maintenance of its systems). She has also been instrumental in implementing Ross Kodner's "PaperLESS" Office Concept at ALG. Her passion to create a purely electronic environment at ALG saved money and resources for ALG and its clients.


Jan has worked for small, medium, and large firms for 30 plus years. She is a frequent speaker on technology, finance and operations issues at ABA Annual Meetings, ABA Techshow, ABA LPM Meetings, ALA Oregon Legal Tech Programs,  Association of Legal Administrators Region 5 Annual Program, Oregon State Bar LPM Programs, and LegalTech programs in various cities. She has also written articles on finance and technology topics, such as "Leveling the Playing Field - A Small Firm's Account," "Best Practices Forum" for ALA Oregon Magazine, and "Quick Tips for Tuning Up Your Firm's Finances" for Lawyers USA.

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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 box titled, “Course Details,” at the top left of this web page.

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Here's what registrants have said about this course:
This was a very helpful introduction. So often when procedures are to be/have to be changed the two hardest things are figuring out what has to be considered and how/where to start.

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Eastern 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Central 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Mountain 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Alaska 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hawaii 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

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