Make Your Technology Work for You, Not Against You
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Make Your Technology Work for You, Not Against You
When used correctly, technology can help you practice more efficiently, serve clients more effectively and create more hours in your day. Using it incorrectly can cause you to lose your competitive edge and expose you to potential liability. Are you keeping up with the times? This program will teach you how to leverage technology to its fullest potential while avoiding data security issues and other downsides. Discover how to free up more time, be more productive and save money with the tools you already have - register today!
* Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute NBI's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
EDWARD G. BOHNERT is an attorney with Reimer Law Co. He has 37 years of experience concentrating in foreclosure, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation. Mr. Bohnert has written and lectured extensively on Ohio foreclosure law. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, the United States District courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Bohnert earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from John Carroll University; and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University.
JOSEPH A. CUSTER is associate professor of law & director at Judge Ben C. Green Law Library at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Prior to his current position, he was the assistant professor of law & director, Vincent C. Immel Law Library at Saint Louis University School of Law for five years. Prior to that, Mr. Custer spent his first 15 years in legal academia after leaving private practice at the Wheat Law Library at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he held various positions, the last of which was as associate director and head of technical services. He has been a frequent lecturer for various CLE seminars. Mr. Custer has written several articles, some of which have been cited in legal opinions or by prestigious legal authors, including Eric Posner and Cass Sunstein. His most recent article, "The Three Waves of Married Women's Property Acts in the Nineteenth Century with a Focus on Mississippi, New York, and Oregon," 40 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 395 (2014), goes back to Mr. Custer's interest in legal history. He is currently working on a citation study of the Missouri appellate courts to decipher what appellate Missouri judges are citing to, especially in the current electronic age. Along with colleague Christopher Steadham from the University of Kansas Law School, Mr. Custer co-wrote Kansas Legal Research in 2008, a textbook tailored toward Kansas law students published by Carolina Academic Press. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, his M.B.A. degree from the University of Kansas, and his M.A.L.S. degree from the University of Missouri Columbia.
ALEXIS M. GACEY is an attorney with Rosenthal Thurman L.L.C., where she practices in the area of domestic relations law. Ms. Gacey has quickly gained experience and insight into matters related to divorce, child custody and parenting plans, asset divisions, and prenuptial agreements. She received her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Miami University of Ohio and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
JEANNETTE MAZUR is the Strategic & Technology Initiatives Librarian at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Ben C. Green Law Library, where she focuses her efforts on exploring and specializing in current and emerging instructional technologies. Ms. Mazur educates faculty, staff, and students on educational and industry technologies that will support their pedagogical and professional goals. Her responsibilities also include advice and support for library digital technologies, and creating business process efficiencies. Her current interests include researching and applying law practice management technologies. Ms. Mazur earned her B.S. degree from Brigham Young University, her M.L.I.S degree from Kent State University, and is currently pursuing her M.B.A degree from the CWRU Weatherhead School of Management.
ADAM J. THURMAN is an attorney with Rosenthal Thurman L.L.C., where he focuses his practice on family law. Over the years, Mr. Thurman has served as the secretary, vice-chair and, ultimately, chair of the Family Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and was appointed as a liaison to the E-Publications and Technology groups. He has also been a member of the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court's Guardian ad Litem program for over ten years. Mr. Thurman graduated cum laude from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, and summa cum laude from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
DONALD A. WOCHNA is a Cleveland native with a very interesting legal career. After serving six years in the United States Navy, and completing three tours in Vietnam, first as a shipboard nuclear power plant operator and, thereafter, a law enforcement officer, Mr. Wochna was one of 12 named class action plaintiffs to prosecute an action in the United States Supreme Court and successfully recover bonus money promised by the United States Navy. After leaving the Navy in December 1976, he obtained his bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach, and then obtained his law degree from The Law School, University of Chicago in 1983. Mr. Wochna then returned to his hometown, Cleveland, and practiced civil litigation and business work-outs with Thompson Hine and later as a partner at Baker & Hostetler. In 1999, he decided that the integration of electronic data and evidence into the practice of law created significant business opportunities. Mr. Wochna obtained one of the first civilian licenses for computer forensic software, and began a business identifying, preserving, extracting, analyzing, and producing electronically stored information, including content, metadata, and artifacts. From 1999 to 2013, he served as an expert witness regarding computer forensics in civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts, and as chief legal officer with an Ohio computer forensic company. As chief legal officer, Mr. Wochna developed and taught his employees sophisticated protocols integrating legal objectives and strategies with computer forensic expertise. In June 2013, combining his 14 years of experience as a computer forensic expert with his considerable legal expertise, Mr. Wochna formed the E-Data Law Group, a consortium of experts that design, build, and defend advanced technological solutions to legal challenges in litigation, health care, audit, privacy and security issues. The vision of the E-Data Law Group is to use electronic data to make the practice of law proactive. Mr. Wochna has written hundreds of articles related to e-discovery, Big Data, analytics, and the challenges to the legal profession raised by electronic information systems. His books include E-discovery: Making the Computer Your Best Witness, published by the Ohio State Bar Association, and he is a frequent and lively speaker regarding electronic data issues. Mr. Wochna has testified before the Advisory Committee on Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure, and has been influential in shaping the process by which large sparse datasets are defensibly searched to produce relevant information without reliance upon agreed-upon search terms. His writings regarding the expert nature of searching unstructured data such as email have been cited in textbooks related to e-discovery, and his advocacy of advanced data analytics is regarded as defining the cutting edge of the integration of law and technology.
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