Transforming Your Law Practice Through Technology

Friday, April 6, 2018

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Gulfport, MS


8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-9:30 a.m. The Modern Law Firm & The Power of Automation
Modern firms excel at finding and managing information, both theirs and their clients’. They communicate effectively and leverage the power of digital automation to slash overhead and improve overall efficiency. Ernie Svenson
9:30-10:30 a.m. What Technology should you use to Build a Law Firm from the ground up?
This presentation explains how to build a firm from the ground up using low-cost technology, on-line resources, and better procedures. We discuss software solutions including cloud services like email, document management software, and collaboration, online backups and VOIP. On the hardware side, we talk about laptops, Macs and Tablet PCs. Craig Bayer and Tom O’Conner
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:45 a.m. Nerdy Things Lawyers Should Know About Electronic Evidence
Ever wondered why deleted data isn’t gone or heard someone use buzzwords like “hashing,” “deduplication” or de-NISTing but had no clue what they were talking about?  Electronic discovery–and its geeky little brother, computer forensics, are two of the biggest challenges facing parties in litigation.  Both could be your strongest allies…or enemies.  Craig Ball uses animation and analogy to demystify the geeky mysteries of digital forensics and e-discovery in ways you’ll understand and enjoy. Craig Ball
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00 p.m. Managing Your Online Reputation Ethically & Professionally
A lawyer’s reputation used to depend solely on personal interactions with people, but now the Internet is increasingly influential. Instead, come learn about the reliable, tasteful, professional way to influence your online reputation. Ernie Svenson
2:00-3:00 p.m. Low Cost E-Discovery
Effective e-discovery without a princely price tag may sound like a pipe dream; but, it’s a very real option. Collectively, Tom O’Connor and Craig Ball have spent over fifty years helping solo and small-firm practitioners turn to technology to be effective without spending a bundle.  Their proven cost-saving advice can also help big firms and big companies slash their cost of e-discovery. Craig Ball and Tom O’Conner
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. 60 Tips
A “lightning round” presentation of little-known tech tips, amazing websites, and incredible apps to make your practice more efficient and less stressful. Craig, Craig, Tom and Ernie
4:15 p.m. Adjourn

Open Enrollment

Registration is open to all interested parties including attorneys, judges, legal assistants, and law office staff. Walk–ins will be accepted on a space–available basis. If you plan to attend and do not pre-register, please call the UM-CLE office at (662) 915-6738 to determine space availability. Written materials will be given on the day of the seminar.

Pre–registration is encouraged.



Please complete the registration form and return it along with your payment to the address listed on the form. To register by fax, please complete the form and include your Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date. The fax number is (662) 915-5267, or register using our secure online registration. Registrants will receive additional information with their written confirmation from UM-CLE.

CLE Credit

This course offered by UM-CLE has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6 CLE credits including one hour of Ethics. Registrants seeking mandatory CLE credit from another state should contact UM-CLE in advance of the seminar.


Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Two business days prior to the seminar, registration fee less a $25 administrative charge.
  • One business day prior to the seminar, materials and registration fee less $75 OR transfer the registration fee to someone else in your firm or to an upcoming CLE seminar.
  • No call, no show will receive materials only, no refunds. In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.


Hotel Accommodations

There is NO room block reserved at this time, but registrants are encouraged to stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, Gulfport, MS.


Accommodation of Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Renee Moore-Cain at (662) 915-6738 prior to the seminar.