Adobe Acrobat Tips and Tricks for Lawyers - CLE, Continuing Legal Education - ALI
Adobe Acrobat Tips and Tricks for Lawyers
  • Cosponsored with ABA Law Practice Division
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Available Online: Online CLE | MP3 Audio Files | Coursebook

Why You Should Attend


Are you just using Adobe Acrobat to view documents?


Portable Document Format (PDF) has become the standard for storing documents in your office, sharing documents with counsel, and filing documents electronically with the court. Despite the reliability and space-saving qualities of PDF, legal professionals do not use Adobe Acrobat as efficiently or effectively as they should.


Register today for this CLE program on Adobe Acrobat so you can save time (and space!) by learning the tips and tricks of PDF.

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What You Will Learn


Join us in this session as we explore Acrobat XI Professional, including:

the Acrobat interface: menus and toolbars

how to customize Acrobat’s screen appearance and set tool defaults

document and form viewing, creation, markup, manipulation, and sharing

Acrobat’s legal – specific features: Bates numbering, redaction, and metadata removal

document security


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 all lawyers and legal staff who use Adobe Acrobat.

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JoAnn Hathaway, Practice Management Advisor, State Bar of Michigan, Lansing, MI

JoAnn began working for the State Bar of Michigan in 2005 as a practice management advisor to develop the Practice Management Resource Center. Her duties include advising members on law practice and risk management issues. Prior to joining the SBM, JoAnn worked for ProNational Insurance Company as a legal liability claims director and risk manager. She also has experience as a litigation paralegal working for Fraser Trebilcock Davis and Foster, PC, and a legal administrator for Dykema Gossett, PLLC. She is an Adobe Acrobat Certified Expert, and holds software certifications in Clio, LexisNexis Time Matters, Billing Matters, and Total Practice Advantage practice management software. She is a registered professional liability underwriter and a licensed property and casualty insurance agent.


David L. Masters, Partner, Masters & Sellers, P.C., Montrose, CO

David has been practicing law in Colorado for more than 25 years. He is the Immediate Past President of the Colorado Bar Association, and the author of The Lawyers Guide to Adobe Acrobat (published by the American Bar Association). He has also published many articles and contributed to several other books, and is considered a pioneer in the paperless office and the use of information technology in the practice of law.

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Program Schedule

All times eastern daylight


1:00 p.m.  Adobe Acrobat Tips and Tricks for Lawyers

2:30 p.m.  Adjournment

Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5

Total 50-minute hours of instruction: 1.8

Please Note: Programs focusing on law practice management may not be not 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.

Suggested Prerequisite: None

Educational Objective: Basic to Intermediate

Click Here for MCLE Credit Information

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Here's what registrants have said about this course:


"The instructors had a sense of humor about what could have been dry material and also exuded energy. They are obviously passionate about what they do and were excellent choices to teach Adobe."

"Great practical program."

"I had no idea that Adobe Acrobat could do some of the things I learned during this class - super helpful."


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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 & Arizona 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Alaska 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Hawaii 7:00 am – 8:30 am

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