Smarter, Faster, Cheaper - Tech Tools for Lawyers - CLE, Continuing Legal Education - ALI
Smarter, Faster, Cheaper - Tech Tools for Lawyers
  • Cosponsored by the ABA Law Practice Division
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Available Online: Online CLE | MP3 Audio Files | Coursebook

Why You Should Attend


Remove tech-stress from your practice!

Learn about the software, hardware, web services, and niche gadgets that can help improve client services!

Get up to speed on unique applications of common equipment and look at how upcoming devices might improve your practice!


This exciting CLE program on technology tools for lawyers will help litigators and transactional attorneys alike! Expert faculty will educate you on the latest and greatest tech tools and how to economically introduce them to your practice.

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What You Will Learn

Discussion will include:

websites and web services

tips for software you probably have


What's coming up next?

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. Send your questions to

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Who Should Attend

This continuing legal education program from ALI CLE will benefit solo practitioners, small firms, and any attorneys seeking tech solutions to increase efficiency and improve their practice.

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Lincoln Mead is the Director of Information Services and Webmaster for the Utah State Bar and an obsessive fan of Cubs baseball. In addition to his duties as IT Director, he assists Utah attorneys with CLE programs and evaluations of practice management technology and manages the technology vendor relationships on the Utah State Bar group benefits program. Lincoln is a past Chair of IT section for the National Association of Bar Executives and is a member of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA where he currently serves as a member of the ABA TECHSHOW planning board. He is a frequent guest lecturer for other Bars and law related organizations around the country where he speaks on technology policy, security, planning, implementation, and use. He is currently assisting the Utah state courts with educating attorneys on the state court’s new mandatory electronic filing system and building the new online home for

Nerino Petro is the Practice Management Advisor for Practice411™ Law Office Management Program of the State Bar of Wisconsin, offering members guidance on the use of technology; business and trust accounting; personnel, facilities, and operations management. He serves on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Committee, past Product Watch columnist for the ABA Law Practice Division magazine between 2006 and 2012 and is the Technology Editor for GP|Solo Magazine. He has presented in the US and abroad including ABA TECHSHOW, US Virgin Islands Bar Association, Pacific Legal Technology Conference, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conferences, ABA GP|Solo National Solo & Small Firm Conference, National Association of Bar Executives meetings as well as other ABA, State and local conferences and events. He regularly contributes to local, state and national publications and conferences. He is an inaugural member of the Fastcase 50 representing legal innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders. He blogs on a variety of legal and other topics at

Catherine Sanders Reach is Director, Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association. She was the Director at the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center for over ten years, providing practice technology assistance to lawyers. She received a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 1997. Ms. Reach’s professional activities include articles published in Law Practice magazine, Law Technology News and GPSolo Magazine. She has given presentations on the use of technology in law firms for national bar conferences, state and local bar associations and organizations such as the Association of Legal Administrators and the Association of American Law Schools. She served on the ABA TECHSHOW Board from 2007-2009 and is on the editorial advisory board for Law Technology News. In 2011 she was selected to be one of the inaugural Fastcase 50, celebrating 50 innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the field of law. In 2013 she was inducted into the College of Law Practice Management.

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Program Schedule

All times eastern


1:00 p.m.  Smarter, Better, Faster, Cheaper: Tech Tools for Lawyers

2:30 p.m.  Adjournment

Programs focusing on law practice management may not be approved in all jurisdictions. Credit may not be available in AL, DE, IN, LA, NC, NE, NH, TX, or VA. For up-to-date 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

Email questions before or during the program to; questions will be answered via email within two business days.


Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5

Total 50-minute hours of instruction: 1.8

Suggested Prerequisite: None

Level of Instruction: Basic to Intermediate

Click Here for MCLE Credit Information

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Here's what registrants have said about this course:

“Great program!”

“Great course.”


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Eastern 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Central 12:00 pm –1:30 pm
Mountain 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pacific 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Alaska 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Hawaii 8:00 am – 9:30 am

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