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(Showing) Word Enlightenment - Mastering Microsoft Word for Law Offices

Total Credits: 6.5 CLE

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Law Practice Management & Technology |  Skills
Barron Henley
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Previously Recorded (July 20, 2022). Please note, this recording will only be available to access for 30 days past the scheduled date.

When legal instruments require complex formatting, most Word users struggle to get the document to look the way they want. Users often describe it as a "wrestling match" or having to "outsmart the program." Some advanced features like automatic paragraph numbering, tables of contents, and tables of authority seem inaccessible or broken. Because legal users require so much of Word, they often feel frustrated by it.

The good news is that once you understand how Word works, it is completely controllable. If you can think of something you wish Word could do when it comes to generating complicated or lengthy documents, it probably can. Further, all of the "what happened to this document?" issues can be avoided before they occur. If you're sick of the struggle, this class is designed by a lawyer for legal users to master and control Word. If you're an occasional word processor and don't deal with formatting more complicated than bold, italic or underline, then this probably isn't your class. If you've been through the battles and have experience with Word in the trenches, then this class will make a big difference for you.



Barron Henley Related Seminars and Products

Barron Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm which handles all aspects of law practice automation including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990.

He received his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity's document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and HotDocs document assembly software; and has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.

Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 6


David L

"excellent speaker"

Winn S

"Both the speaker's obvious knowledge of Word, and the materials will be very helpful."

Steven P

"This course is a comprehensive explanation of using Microsoft Word. It was great."

Matthew N

"Very interesting course on Word."

Stephen M

"The information was useful but the presentation style was difficult to listen to."