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For Lawyers

Lawyer Tech Course

*State Bar of Texas, Law Society of British Columbia, Law Society of Ontario, Law Society of Saskatchewan

Learn to make more money, suffer less stress, and thrive in legal practice by getting the most out of computer hardware and software. Taken by hundreds of lawyers around the world, Lawyer Tech Course is a two-hour, two-part course in which Sean Dillman, B.A. (Hons.), J.D., walks you through how to use important pieces of IT and why you should be using them. In part one, he explores hardware and discusses the technology that should be in every lawyer’s office including standing desks, ergonomic keyboards, performance mice, multiple monitors, desktop scanners, smartphones, headsets, and fingerprint readers. In part two, he discusses specific ways to use software to help manage legal practice and complete tasks more quickly and with greater accuracy. He explores text-to-speech, speech-to-text, e-mail scheduling, notification settings, calendar settings, keyboard shortcuts, macros, workflows, optical character recognition (OCR), document customization, digital filing systems, access controls, cloud computing, online security, backups, websites, and social media. No matter your level of experience, computer skill level, or what kind of law you practice, Lawyer Tech Course will teach you new ways to be a better lawyer through better technology.

Microsoft Word For Lawyers Webinar​

*Law Society of Ontario, Law Society of British Columbia

Learn to get the most out of using Microsoft Word in legal practice. Using custom slides and screen sharing, Sean Dillman provides step-by-step directions and walkthroughs to show lawyers how to overcome specific roadblocks that they routinely face when drafting documents including issues with margins, tabs, indentations, line spacing, paragraph spacing, font controls, styles, headings, lists, headers, footers, page numbering, sections breaks and links. The examples he uses are practice-inspired and feature real life precedents used by barristers and solicitors. No matter what version of Word you’re using and no matter your level of experience, you’ll learn something new from this innovative, hands-on session.

For Legal Assistants

Legal Assistant Tech Course​

Learn to increase your value and thrive in your legal career by getting the most out of computer hardware and software. Legal Assistant Tech Course is a two-hour, two-part course in which Sean Dillman, B.A. (Hons.), J.D., walks you through how to use important pieces of IT and why you should be using them. In part one, he explores hardware and discusses the technology that should be used by every legal assistant including standing desks, ergonomic keyboards, performance mice, multiple monitors, desktop scanners, smartphones, headsets, and fingerprint readers. In part two, he discusses specific ways to use software to help manage legal practice and complete tasks more quickly and with greater accuracy. He explores text-to-speech, speech-to-text, e-mail scheduling, notification settings, calendar settings, keyboard shortcuts, macros, workflows, optical character recognition (OCR), document customization, online security and backups. No matter your level of experience, computer skill level, or what kind of law is practiced in your office, Legal Assistant Tech Course will teach you new ways to be a better legal assistant through better technology.

For Law Students

Law Student Tech Course

Land the job of your dreams and learn how to thrive at law school by getting the most out of computer hardware and software. Law Student Tech Course is a 1.5-hour, two-part course in which Sean Dillman, B.A. (Hons.), J.D., walks you through how to use important pieces of IT and why you should be using them. In part one, he explores hardware and discusses the technology that should be used by every law student including standing desks, ergonomic keyboards, performance mice, multiple monitors, desktop scanners, smartphones, headsets, and fingerprint readers. In part two, he discusses specific ways to use software to help manage coursework and complete tasks more quickly and with greater accuracy. He explores text-to-speech, speech-to-text, e-mail scheduling, notification settings, calendar settings, keyboard shortcuts, macros, optical character recognition (OCR) and document customization. No matter your level of experience, computer skill level, or where you are in your legal journey, Law Student Tech Course will teach you new ways to be a better law student through better technology.

Microsoft Office For Law School & Beyond (Parts 1 & 2)

As a law student, you likely know a thing or two about the standard Microsoft Office applications but how confident are you in your ability to use these applications to thrive now and in the future? In this two-part series, Sean Dillman walks through the standard Microsoft Office applications (OneDrive and Word on Day 1 – Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook on Day 2), showing you through specific use cases that you may encounter at law school and after graduation. As an experienced lawyer with a background in private practice and legal technology, Mr. Dillman understands how to bridge the gap between law and IT. He also understands the challenges that law students and new lawyers face when it comes to putting technology into practical use. No matter if you’re a beginner or an expert computer user, you’ll learn something new from this innovative, hands-on session.

For Pre-Law Students

Pre-Law Tech Course

Get accepted to law school and learn how to thrive in your pre-law studies by getting the most out of computer hardware and software. Pre-Law Tech Course is a 1.5-hour, two-part course in which Sean Dillman, B.A. (Hons.), J.D., walks you through how to use important pieces of IT and why you should be using them. In part one, he explores hardware and discusses the technology that should be used by every student including standing desks, ergonomic keyboards, performance mice, multiple monitors, desktop scanners, smartphones, headsets, and fingerprint readers. In part two, he discusses specific ways to use software to help manage coursework and complete tasks more quickly and with greater accuracy. He explores text-to-speech, speech-to-text, e-mail scheduling, notification settings, calendar settings, keyboard shortcuts, macros, optical character recognition (OCR) and document customization. No matter your level of experience, computer skill level, or where you are in your journey to law school, Pre-Law Tech Course will teach you new ways to be a better student through better technology.

Microsoft Office For Law School & Beyond (Parts 1 & 2)

As a pre-law student, you likely know a thing or two about the standard Microsoft Office applications but how confident are you in your ability to use these applications to thrive now and in the future? In this two-part series, Sean Dillman walks through the standard Microsoft Office applications (OneDrive and Word on Day 1 – Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook on Day 2), showing you through specific use cases that you may encounter at law school and after graduation. As an experienced lawyer with a background in private practice and legal technology, Mr. Dillman understands how to bridge the gap between law and IT. He also understands the challenges that students and new lawyers face when it comes to putting technology into practical use. No matter if you’re a beginner or an expert computer user, you’ll learn something new from this innovative, hands-on session.

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