As many of you may know, I am very involved with DigitalWorkflowCLE, a company that provides continuing legal education seminars to Louisiana attorneys. Our focus is on technology, and helping lawyers figure out how to use it to be more productive, and to do a better job for their clients.
The premise of DigitalWorkflowCLE is that learning technology can be interesting, useful, and even fun. The trick is to find the right approach, which obviously includes finding speakers who know technology and are good at explaining it. For the past few years, that's what our end-of-the-year seminars have provided.
People who have attended our seminars rhapsodize about them, which is not what lawyers who go to CLE seminars tend to do. That's because most CLE seminars shoot for a minimal quality standard. Sadly, that minimal standard is the norm. Of course, some lawyers don't really care about learning anything at a CLE seminar; they just want the CLE credit so that they can keep practicing law.
Our seminars are not for those lawyers. Our seminars are for lawyers who, not only want to get CLE credit, but also want to actually learn something useful. You won't see bored lawyers reading the newspapers at our seminars. Quite the opposite; they're engaged and excited and very much appreciate our different approach to lawyer education.
As always, our end-of-the-year seminar takes place between Christmas and New Years. Except that this year we're offering two full days of CLE. You can sign up for one day, or both days (with a discount if you attend both days). And for a short while, we're offering "Early Bird pricing."
Seating is limited because we prefer a more intimate setting, as opposed to a large hotel venue. We do our seminars in the large conference room on the first floor of the IP Building at 643 Magazine St. (behind the US Fifth Circuit). The room will hold about 50 people, which is perfect for us.
Dane Ciolino and I will be doing most of the sessions, but we'll be having some excellent outside speakers as well. Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD fame will be doing a session on mobile lawyering that will cover the use of tablet devices such as iPads. And Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan from the Eastern District of Louisiana will participate in a panel discussion of common e-discovery issues.
We'll be doing an email blast in a few days, which should get a lot of attention from folks that may not have typically been to our seminars. So, if the readers of this blog want to reserve a spot they should sign up soon. For more details, and to sign up, click here. If you were there last year you'll remember we had a lot of fun with giveaways, and this year we plan to ramp up the giveaways. We're also planning lots of other things to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.