Welcome to the blog home for the Topics in Digital Law Practice course.

This is the archive for the course – it is no longer being offered.

About the Course

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is offering a FREE online course called Topics in Digital Law Practice starting Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2pm ET.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the changes that are occurring in the practice of law today, especially with respect to technology. It will introduce law students for real-world situations that they will encounter in the job market and point law professors to new avenues to cover in their courses.

The course will run for one hour a week for nine weeks and will feature a different guest speaker each week. Each class will be delivered via webcast and will have a 30 minute lecture presentation followed by a question & answer period and an online, interactive homework assignment for all course students to complete. There will be no formal assessment like midterms or a final exam.

The audience for this seminar is primarily law students and law faculty who will be given priority. Anyone else can join the course for one or all of the sessions. The presentations will be recorded and posted to the course blog.

The Seminar is FREE to all registered attendees.

Please see this FAQ if you have more questions about the course.

About CALI

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit consortium of over 200 US law schools. Non-US law schools, law firms, business schools, paralegal programs and individuals can also join CALI to support its mission. More information about CALI memberships is here… http://www.cali.org/faq/8054.


Register for the course.


Below is the schedule for the course. We are still confirming some speakers.

Week 1
Friday, February 10, 2012 2pm-3pm EST
The Virtual Law Office
Stephanie Kimbro
Attorney and Technology Consultant
Twitter @stephkimbro

Week 2
Friday, February 17, 2012 2pm-3pm EST
Document Automation
Marc Lauritsen
Attorney and Document Automation Expert
Twitter @marclauritsen

Week 3
Friday, February 24, 2012 2pm-3pm EST
Technology in the Courts
Jim McMillian
Principle Court Technology Consultant
National Center for the State Courts (http://www.ncsc.org)

Week 4
Friday, March 2, 2012 2pm-3pm EST
Unbundling Legal Service Delivery
Richard Granat
President of SmartLegalForms, Inc. and DirectLaw, Inc.
Twitter @rgranat

Week 5
Friday, March 9, 2012 2pm-3pm EST
Free Legal Research Tools
Sarah Glassmeyer
Director of Content Development / Law Librarian
Twitter @sglassmeyer

Week 6
Friday, March 16, 2012 2pm-3pm EDT
Contract Standardization
Kingsley Martin
President, kiiac.comwww.contractstandards.com/

Week 7
Friday, March 23, 2012 2pm-3pm EDT
Online Legal Forms in Legal Aid
Ronald W. Staudt
Professor of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Week 8
Friday, March 30, 2012 2pm-3pm EDT
Unauthorized Practice of Law in the 21st Century
William Hornsby
Staff Counsel at American Bar Association

Week 9
Friday, April 6, 2012 2pm-3pm EDT
Social Media for Lawyers
Ernest Svenson
Attorney at Law
Twitter @ernieattorney


Questions, comments, ideas, suggestions?

Contact John at the email address below…

John Mayer
Executive Director
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction / CALI
Twitter @johnpmayer

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