IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Technological know-how is essential for any professional working in the digital era. With a high demand for legal technological skills in today's market, law firms, governments, corporations and software vendors in local, state and national job markets are increasingly seeking legal professionals with the know-how and ability to implement technological skills. Offering a solution to this demand, the University of California, Irvine Extension is offering a new webinar series titled, "Legal Technology Forum" designed to equip participants with skills utilized in the legal environment. Attorneys, paralegals, litigation support personnel, legal secretaries and case managers are all highly encouraged to register for this webinar series. Each webinar will focus on a specific topic that ranges from managing databases to retaining documents. There will be one webinar available each month from September 2013 to May 2014. Designed to fit anyone's schedule, participants can choose to view webinars live or on-demand via recorded session. Participants are also eligible to earn up to 13.5 hours of MCLE credit.
"In a crowded job market, legal professionals set themselves apart from the competition by being proficient with technology," said Tom Pokladowski, Esq., director of law, finance and business programs at UC Irvine Extension. "By enhancing technology skills, participants are acquiring knowledge essential to meeting the evolving challenges of delivering legal services in today's society."
The Legal Technology Forum includes the following nine webinars:
- Excel in the Law Office – Sept. 25, 2013 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (PDT)
- Databases in the Law Office – Oct. 2013
- Adobe Professional in the Law Office – Nov. 2013
- Managing and Retaining Electronic Files and Documents – Dec. 2013
- Concordance E-Discovery Software – Jan. 2014
- Sanction Trial Presentation Software – Feb. 2014
- Harnessing the Power of LexisNexis – March 2014
- Harnessing the Power of Westlaw – April 2014
- Latest Technology Developments – May 2014
Each webinar will be taught by a highly experienced legal professional who uses technology in his or her practice and daily operations. The new webinar series cost $290 for all nine webinars. For more information or to register for the Legal Technology Forum, visit http://unex.uci.edu/areas/legal/technology_forum/ or call (949) 824-5414.
About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine. Through thousands of courses and programs offered on campus, online and on-site, UC Irvine Extension helps adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals —and celebrates 50 years of providing universally accessible, university-level learning to local, regional and global communities. Learn more at www.extension.uci.edu, or join us on Facebook at facebook.com/uciextension.
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