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Don't Miss This California Tech CLE by The Rutter Group

Sometimes there's a CLE that some lawyers just shouldn't miss. And if you're a California lawyer interested in keeping up-to-date on all the new legal technology laws, eDiscovery issues, or social media ethics, that CLE is taking place on February 10 in Los Angeles.

At The Rutter Group's program The New and Future Reality: How Technology is Affecting LitigationThe Rutter Group and the California Judges Association have assembled 20+ presenters, including 10 California judges, to cover a broad range of topics relating to the use of tech and the practice of law. Whether you need to learn about what to do when a juror misuses social media, or you need some help figuring out how to avoid being hacked, the all-day, 7 MCLE credit program (including 1 ethics credit, breakfast, and lunch), has you covered. (Disclosure: The Rutter Group is FindLaw's sister company.)

Have You Updated Your Tech Skills?

Even if you're one of the unlucky group 2 that just reported (you remembered to report fellow group 2ers, right?), you might want to consider getting a jump on 2021 compliance as there's been a lot of change for legal tech. In case you haven't noticed, paper has been all but replaced with websites, PDFs, and Word documents; and don't forget that the federal courts and countless state and local courts now accept efilings and handle matters online. Even SCOTUS is doing it.

In courtrooms across the country, and in everyday legal practices from small to large, technology is playing a big part, and it's not just computers anymore. From turning a smartphone recording into a tangible piece of evidence to handling the ethics surrounding your secretary's celebratory (or whiney) social media post about her boss's breakthrough at trial that required her to work overtime, there's almost no corner of the law that hasn't been affected by the technology of today.

Teaching Today's Technology

While there's no better teacher than experience, learning from some of the best teachers' experiences and expertise is simply safer and more prudent. The Rutter Group's program, The New and Future Reality: How Technology is Affecting Litigation, will teach techniques on how to present your case using tech, as well as ensuring you leave a complete record for appeal when tech's involved, and navigating and using eDiscovery. Additionally, the program contains a session devoted to pertinent cybersecurity issues for both judges and lawyers. Register before January 31, 2018 to take advantage of a $100 discount.

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