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        SCHEDULE | THU OCT 24

        9:00 - 9:50 AM
        PLENARY 1 | ROOM A
        Digital Detox: Essential Distraction Management 

        Legal professionals today are constantly distracted by technology, connectivity, and information overload. These distractions cause very smart people to underperform. Take back control and own your technology instead of it owning you and your practice, with distraction management techniques and practical time management methodologies that let you regain control of your out-of-control, unfocussed day.

        9:50 - 10:10 AM | NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS 

        BREAKOUT 1A | ROOM A
        Trial Presentation Technology 


        Set your courtroom presentation apart from the “ordinary” presentations you often see. Learn how to avoid the mistakes and common pitfalls of over-used, mundane presentations. See high-tech presentations and the latest bells and whistles developed for the courtroom. Get an overview of the major software packages that can assist you in presenting your case – where to get them, how much they cost, what they offer, and whether you should do it yourself. Learn how these programs can instantly retrieve documents and deposition testimony -- even video -- in the courtroom.

        10:10 - 11:00 AM
        BREAKOUT 1B | ROOM B
        Cheap, Easy Tech that Helps Busy Lawyers Build Better Practice-Management Habits

        Some of the most helpful technologies are actually incredibly cheap. From online calendaring software to project management tools, email marketing programs to VOIP phone lines, Kelsey has the down-low on an essential set of cheap, effective tools you can start using to better manage your practice, without putting a dent in your budget. She will recommend specific solutions that address common small-firm communications, operations, marketing, and management issues. 

        11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
        BREAKOUT 2A | ROOM A
        Fight the Paper! Steps to Reduce Paper & Get your Electronic Files Organized

        Most lawyers still maintain a paper file AND an electronic file. Reducing dependence on the paper file is not an easy step, but it is an essential one! Legal professionals must stop doubling the work caused by maintaining parallel systems. With over 20 years of experience in assisting lawyers with “going paperless,” Paul will share the essential tools and protocols needed to eliminate paper or greatly reduce paper in your law office or legal department.

        BREAKOUT 2B | ROOM B
        Online Reviews: Don’t Ignore the Elephant!


        Many organizations feel trapped or lost when trying to manage their reputation online. Many law firm owners have found themselves in the terrible position of going on the defensive when upset clients take to the world wide web. This session will demonstrate the importance of having a reputation management strategy and plan, as well as give you tips and tricks on handling negative online reviews in a way that drives future clients to you and not away. The worst decision you can make as an organization is to ignore online reviews!
        This session will:
        1. Outline the business case for having a strategy and plan for online reviews.
        2. Teach you how to assess your current status online.
        3. Show you a way to create short-term triage and long-term plans.
        4. Provide tips on what to do and what not to do when you receive a negative review.
        5. Highlight key takeaways on remaining proactive and consistent when responding online.

        12:00 - 1:30 PM | LUNCH | ON YOUR OWN
        Box lunches will be available for purchase onsite. (CASH ONLY)

        BREAKOUT 3A | ROOM A
        Build Your Practice Through Enhanced Productivity

        1. Measuring your practice should stretch beyond the billed hour to gain perspective on the true health and potential of your firm. Learn how to know your firm's performance data can help you focus your efforts on maximizing every dollar!
        2. You won't arrive at success on time or arrive at all without a map to where you are going. If you want to make more money, you must execute a well thought out plan to do so.
        3. Fully leverage the power of technology in your practice. Work smarter not harder to improve your top and bottom line.

        1:30 - 2:20 PM
        BREAKOUT 3B | ROOM B
        Office 365 – Hidden Values Beyond Just Emails & Documents

        Most people purchase Office 365 to power their email and to gain access to the Office desktop suite. Did you know there are over 15 additional features and services that are included in the Business Premium tier? If you already subscribe to Office 365 or if you are thinking about subscribing, join this session to learn how you can realize value beyond just email and documents.

        2:30 - 3:20 PM
        BREAKOUT 4A | ROOM A
        Death by PowerPoint

        PowerPoint’s use in the legal profession, both in and out of the courtroom, is incredibly valuable … and at the same time, PowerPoint has been misused and abused. This fast-paced session focuses on the most useful and practical features of PowerPoint for legal professionals. PowerPoint can help legal professionals with opening statements and closing arguments in trial, presentations at mediation or arbitration, and presenting complicated legal concepts to clients. We will cover presentation tips and tricks, document callouts, using video and audio, and how to use and present from PowerPoint on an iPad. 

        BREAKOUT 4B | ROOM B
        New Client Intake Deep Dive: How to Engage & Evaluate Potential Clients More Effectively & Efficiently

        Learn best practices through real-world examples for standardizing forms and responses for leads and new clients. Kelsey will share field-tested workflows and automations that increase professionalism and response times, save time by filtering out interruptions and tire-kickers, improve conversion rates of the best-fitting new clients, and drive consistent and predictable business growth. Multiple examples from different practice areas will be shared. 

        3:20 - 3:40 PM | NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS 

        3:40 - 4:30 PM 
        PLENARY 2 | ROOM A
        50 Legal Tech Tips, Gadgets & Websites in 50 Minutes

        The best of legal technology, practice management, electronics and incredibly useful websites for lawyers. This rapid-fire, entertaining 50 minutes is full of great ideas you can immediately incorporate into your practice.

        SCHEDULE | FRI OCT 25

        9:00 - 9:50 AM
        PLENARY 3 | ROOM A
        How to Manage Your Workload & Get Organized: Essentials of Email & Task Management 
        Legal professionals today receive between 120-150 emails a day, most of which contain tasks that we must execute. We are interrupted every 2-3 minutes. In this session, you will learn how to process those emails and tasks in a way that those items never get lost. We will get our hands dirty and focus on how to use Microsoft Outlook and other tools that your organization uses. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and/or other mobile devices.

        9:50 - 10:10 AM | NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS

        10:10 - 11:00 AM 
        PLENARY 4 | ROOM A
        Tech/Ethics & the Practice of Law
        Technology offers ever-increasing opportunities to improve law firm efficiency and the quality of services you provide your clients. Technology also presents unanticipated ethical traps and dilemmas. This session is designed to help you identify and avoid some of the ethical pitfalls resulting from incorporating new technology in your practice. 

        11:10 AM - 12:00 PM 
        BREAKOUT 5A | ROOM A
        Using OneNote in Your Practice

        You likely already have Microsoft OneNote -- a powerful tool that can help you collaborate on projects and prepare for trial. Learn how to get the most from OneNote with access to your notes from anywhere, at any time. Ben Schorr literally wrote the book on how lawyers can incorporate Microsoft OneNote into their practice. In this session, he will show how you can use OneNote to be better organized, take better notes, and share information with your firm and colleagues. 

        BREAKOUT 5B | ROOM B
        Practical Strategies for Cybersecurity at Your Small Firm
        Protecting your clients’ information in an increasingly digital world can seem daunting. Implementing appropriate cybersecurity safeguards is no longer an option. This session will help you identify risk areas and provide some practical strategies to help mitigate that risk. Strategies will include technical and non-technical approaches. 

        12:00 - 1:20 PM | LUNCH | ON YOUR OWN
        Box lunches will be available for purchase onsite (CASH ONLY)

        1:20 - 2:10 PM
        PLENARY 5 | ROOM A
        Word Power Tips for Legal Professionals

        Microsoft Word includes many features that can improve the efficiency of your law office and the services you provide to your clients. Interested in learning how you and your firm can take advantage of those features? Join Microsoft’s Ben Schorr for an information-packed session filled with tips to save time and improve the accuracy of your legal documents.  

        2:10 - 2:30 PM | NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS

        2:30 - 3:20 PM
        PLENARY 6 | ROOM A
        Outlook Power Tips for Legal Professionals

        Outlook’s list of features has expanded to meet the demands of the busy legal professional. Join Ben Schorr for a tour of Outlook’s newest features and learn how its integration with other Office applications can help you and your firm streamline scheduling, manage tasks, meet deadlines, and stay organized.