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ISBA/DCBA Workshop: Computers for Seniors - The Next Step
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Become familiar with Windows 10, basic email security, Microsoft Word, and more with this half-day seminar hosted by ISBA and co-sponsored by the DCBA Senior Lawyers Division.

5/18/2018
When: May 18, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: College of DuPage Computer Center
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 
United States
Contact: ISBA CLE
(800) 252-8908

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Registration Information

Visit ISBA.org/CLE to register for this program.  Please note attendance is limited to 24 attendees, so register early!

Program Information

Competent representation not only requires legal knowledge, skill, and preparation, but also requires you to keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with technology. Don’t miss this program that’s designed to give you the individualized, personal, hands-on computer training you need that’s directly applicable to the practice of law! Attorneys lacking basic computer skills who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • The basic operations of the computer and Windows 10;
  • How to send email attachments securely;
  • How to recall a previously sent email;
  • How to use the features in Microsoft Word, such as track changes, footnotes, and table of contents;
  • How to use the Internet to communicate with others and conduct legal research;
  • Online resources that are useful to your practice;
  • The ethical and practical reasons for cybersecurity;
  • How to convert documents to a PDF;
  • The privacy issues that can arise with advanced technology; and
  • Much more!


Program Coordinator:
Eugenia C. Hunter, Attorney at Law, Carbondale

Program Moderator:
Don M. Mateer, Mateer Goff & Associates LLP, Rockford

 

Agenda

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.  Windows 10*
Don’t miss this brief lesson on the basic operations of the computer and Windows 10, which is the latest update to Windows.
Todd H. Flaming, Kraus Flaming LLC, Chicago

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  Basic Email Security*
Learn how to scrub, encrypt, and then attach a document to an email with this informative segment. Additional topics include how to recall a previously sent email and how to default to “reply” instead of “reply all.”
Don M. Mateer, Mateer Goff & Associates LLP, Rockford

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.  Microsoft Word Essential for Lawyers*
Both attorneys who are new to drafting and those who are well-versed in Microsoft Word will learn how to effectively use the program’s features to streamline their practice, including how to track changes, add signatures, use footnotes, and create tables in documents.
Marie K. Sarantakis, Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd., Western Springs

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Please Note: Refreshments will be provided but cannot be taken into the classroom computer lab.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Accessing the Internet*
Let our team of experienced instructors show you how to access the Internet for communicating with others, use it for basic legal research, and find online resources that are useful in the day-to-day practice of law. Outlook for Calendars and using the Internet for email are also discussed.
Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum (Ret.), Administrative Law Judge, Springfield

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Cybersecurity*
Don’t miss this introductory look at how lawyers are threatened by computer hackers and what to do about them, as well as the need for cybersecurity defenses from the standpoints of mitigating operations, financial, and ethical risks.
William W. Austin, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Panel Discussion: Scanning and PDFs*
This panel presentation discusses the importance of converting a document to PDF, explains what scanning is all about, and addresses general ethical safeguards to employ when using advanced technology. Privacy issues on the internet, smartphones, and tablets are also explored.
William W. Austin, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham
Todd H. Flaming, Kraus Flaming LLC, Chicago
Don M. Mateer, Mateer Goff & Associates LLP, Rockford
Marie K. Sarantakis, Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd., Western Springs
Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum (Ret.), Administrative Law Judge, Springfield

 

*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval

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