For the overwhelming majority of attorneys, the end-product of their work is a document. This seems obvious if you’re in estate planning, but is also true in new entity formation, litigation settlements, and many more matters. Furthermore, attorneys and legal professionals no longer create documents in a vacuum. Plenty of products, including plain-old Microsoft Word, allow people to collaborate on documents in real-time. Additionally, if you’re sharing the document with co-counsel or opposing counsel, you may want to control what edits other people can make. In this section, learn how to effectively and securely draft, edit, share, and collaborate on electronic documents.
Efficient document creation – producing them fast and correct – means that you can do more client work in less time.
Legal organizations receive, generate, and retain tons of documents. Your management of those documents cannot be the “needle in a haystack” approach. You must consider naming conventions and file organization so that you can efficiently and effectively find and share documents. Do you have a process in place to manage your documents?
Cybersecurity and Disaster Preparedness
The majority of small businesses do not recover from a disaster, be it physical like a fire or flood, or electronic like a data breach or ransomware attack. You must know how to protect your documents and client information, and how to securely access it if you can’t reach your physical office.
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
For over 50 years, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a division of the NJSBA, has served the needs of the New Jersey bench and bar. From presenting over 300 live seminars and printing dozens of legal manuals each year to publishing hundreds of CLE On-Demand videos and other educational tools, our products are specifically designed to provide the latest strategies, expert advice and guidance to practitioners at every stage of their career. Find out more here.