2019 Forum Friday: Sponsored Educational Programming

Not attending a Friday Pre-Forum Institute? Join us for Friday's FREE sponsored CLE programming! Everyone who signs in for the workshops will be entered in a drawing for two free Saturday night tickets (or a refund if you’ve already paid).

11:30am -12:30pm PDT
Cybersecurity Standards for Small Law Firms: Questions to Ask SaaS Providers and Anecdotes from Smokeball
Presented by: Emily Wood, JD & Josh Taylor, JD
This program will highlight the necessity of law firms obtaining transparency from their SaaS providers (especially when it comes to practice management software) on data privacy and security. The program will discuss bar association guidance on data security and various companies’ efforts to provide security and security processes to customers. Attendees will learn concrete questions to ask SaaS providers when looking for law firm technology.

12:45-1:45pm PDT
The Professional Duty of Technology Knowledge: A Mandate for Modernization
Presented by:  Brad Gold, JD
For many attorneys across the country, it has already become our obligation to understand technology, deploy it prudently within our practice, and use it skillfully to support the goals and needs of our clients. This workshop will shed light upon the emerging ethical duty of technology knowledge, and what attorneys can do to embrace this evolution in law practice. Legal professionals are invited to learn more about their “duty of technology knowledge” as now mandated by many states.

2-3pm PDT
Maximizing Settlement Potential in Collaborative Cases Using Family Law Software
Presented by:  Nancy Chausow Shafer, JD
Showing the numbers using software is often more effective than talking about it – effectively address the learning styles of your clients and the collaborative professionals in the room. You will learn the numerous reports and worksheets in Family Law Software to help advance understanding of the finances and the options for settlement, maximizing settlement potential and your software investment. Family Law Software can really help you achieve a thoughtful, acceptable settlement significantly more quickly than the alternatives.

*You don’t have to be registered for the Forum to attend Sponsored Educational Programming. Spouses and other professionals in the Chicago area are encouraged to attend these free special events.