Computer Competence for Lawyers

May 2017
Computer Competence for Lawyers
Program Description:  
Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct
Rule 1.1 Competence
Thoroughness and Preparation
[5] Competent handling of a particular matter includes inquiry into and analysis of the factual and legal elements of the problem, and use of methods and procedures meeting the standards of competent practitioners.
Maintaining Competence
[8] To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, and changes in communications and other relevant technologies, engage in continuing study and education, and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject. See Comments [18] and [19] to Rule 1.6
Ethics rules require that lawyers maintain a basic level of competence in modern methods and technology. If you have any doubts about your own computer competence, then you owe it to yourself and your clients to address those concerns. This program will bring some perspectives from the court about ways that computer competence affects the legal process. It will focus on bridging gaps in basic computer skills and learning to use computers more efficiently in your law practice.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Rule 1.1 and How Computer Skills Affect Attorney Competence
Presented by April McMurrey, Esq., Deputy Regulation Counsel and Sara Van Deusen, Esq., Assistant Regulation Counsel
Networking Break
Tech Mentors: There’s an App for That!
Effective use of technology transcends generations. Mentoring is commonly overlooked as a way to improve upon your use of technology in practice. Learn how CAMP mentors and mentees are integrating tech skills into their mentoring relationships.
Presented by Ryann Peyton, Executive Director
Fundamentals of Personal Computers that Every Lawyer Needs to Know
This presentation will cover common gaps in computer skills seen among lawyers. Make sure you have the core competencies required to use your computer efficiently for your clients.
Presented by Evan Brown, Manager of Media & Web Development, CBA-CLE
11:50am – 1:00pm
Lunch on Your Own
1:00 – 1:50pm
Computer Tips for Lawyers: Leveraging Technology
The modern lawyer has many tools at their disposal, but you have to know about them to use them. Learn about going paperless, legal formatting shortcuts, digital forensics/e-discovery, presentation technology and more.
Presented by Evan Brown, Manager of Media & Web Development, CBA-CLE
1:50 – 2:40pm
Casemaker – CBA’s Free Legal Research Tool
Casemaker is the leading provider of low-cost legal research in the U.S. CBA members have free access not only to Casemaker's broad and comprehensive libraries which cover all 50 states and federal materials, but also to Casemaker's Premium services which include Casecheck+, CiteCheck, and Casemaker Digest. Casecheck+ will let you know instantly if the case you’re reading is still good law, CiteCheck gets you the latest information on the citations in your briefs, and Casemaker Digest will keep you up-to-date with the latest cases in your practice area.  
Presented by Reba Nance, Director, Law Practice Management/Risk Management, Colorado Bar Association
2:40 – 2:50pm
Networking Break
2:50 – 4:00pm
E-Filing Around the State of Colorado: A Panel Presentation Brought to You by Court Clerks from Throughout the State
Terri Meredith, Clerk of Court, Gilpin County
Sam Tygret, Clerk of Court, Teller County
Cheryl Layne, Clerk of Court, Douglas & Elbert Counties
Marci Hoffman, Clerk of Court, Weld County
Suzanne Fredrickson, Clerk of Court, Adams County
Chad Cornelius, Director of Information Technology Services
Brian Medina, Lead Business Analyst
Danielle Stecco, Lead Business Analyst
Location Information
CLECI Large Classroom
1900 Grant Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
Non Member $339.00
CBA Member $309.00
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $259.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $0.00
  • General Credits: 6.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
Start Date - End Date
May 04, 2017
Start Time - End Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Location
CLECI Large Classroom
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Sponsor Information

  • Rule 1.1 and How Computer Skills Affect Attorney Competence
  • Computer Tips for Lawyers: Leveraging Technology
  • E-Filing Brought to You by Court Clerks from Throughout the State