A few weeks ago I announced that I was shifting from the full-time practice of law to full-time work teaching lawyers how to make better use of technology (with the side-benefit of also offering them CLE credit, in Louisiana at least). Today, let me tell you about one important focal point of this move.
I want to do more to help mentor young lawyers.
Law school education has for a long time failed to provide truly practical information to budding lawyers. This is especially true when it comes to information about how to use technology to do a better job in the practice of law. So folks graduate from law school devoid of any sense of how to use technology.
New lawyers are also devoid of money after they pay all their law school bills.
So, here’s how DigitalWorkflowCLE plans to help. First, we’re going to focus some of our attention on helping new lawyers learn practical skills. And we’re going to do it for free. Our first CLE program of the year will be a one hour webinar on Social Networking for Lawyers, and it will only be offered to Louisiana lawyers who’ve been in practice for three years or less.
The February 3rd webinar is limited to 15 new lawyers. Again, it’s completely free and we provide 1 hour of CLE credit (includes Ethics credit). For other lawyers we’ll be doing the Social Networking seminar a week later, on February 10, but we’ll be charging $30 for the CLE credit (Ethics).