Paperless Office for Paralegals & Attorneys, including Discovery


CLE credits earned: 3 GENERAL (or 3 OTHER for WA state), 3 TECHNOLOGY for FL, IL, and NC

With Federal courts, State Court and many counties moving to e-filing only, it only makes sense for law firms to move to electronic files as well. Long gone are the days of boxes and boxes of files in offices. But if you are not sure where to start, what to do, or how to do it then this will enlighten you. Whether you are a new office or an established office wanting to make the switch, there is information for both.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   What you need to get started
•   How to convert to digital
•   What will work for your firm
•   How discovery works with Paperless

Date / Time: December 4, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 5:15 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 4:15 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 3:15 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 2:15 pm Pacific

Choose a format:

•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

Select your state to see if this class is approved for CLE credit.

Choose the format you want.


Original Broadcast Date: December 10, 2019

Rebecca Terry received her Master’s in Legal Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She has been studying and working in the legal field for the last thirteen years and has a thirst for legal knowledge. She completed the Legal Assistant Training Program from the Legal Studies Department, and also received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Political Science from that same institution.

Mrs. Terry began working for Stange Law Firm, P.C in April of 2008. In 2012, she was promoted to the position of Office Administrator, whereupon she assisted the Partners in the administrative management of the offices. She now is the Director of Administration and assists the management of the offices. She has taught multiple CLE’s over the last several years regarding paralegal education.

Kirk Stange, Esq. is a Founding Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC. Stange Law Firm, PC is a family law firm with offices in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Mr. Stange is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Stange received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine selected Mr. Stange to the list of Super Lawyers for Family Law from 2015 to Present. Previously, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine selected Mr. Stange to the list of Rising Stars for Family Law in 2013 and 2014.

Mr. Stange is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. Mr. Stange is President of the Missouri Collaborative Institute. Mr. Stange is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars. In 2014, Mr. Stange presented at the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on social media evidence for lawyers and judges.

Mr. Stange authored a chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) titled: “Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds).” Mr. Stange released a full-length book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) in 2014 titled: “Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line.” In 2015, Mr. Stange authored another chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Published) titled: “Strategies for Illinois Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds).”

Accreditation Policy
myLawCLE seeks accreditation for all programs in all states. (Accreditation for paralegals sought thru NALA and NFPA paralegal associations.) Each attending attorney/paralegal will receive a certificate of completion following the close of the CLE program as proof of attendance. In required states, myLawCLE records attorney/paralegals attendance, in all other states attorney/paralegal is provided with the approved CLE certificate to submit to their state bar or governing association.

    Automatic MCLE Approvals

All myLawCLE CLE programs are accredited automatically either directly or via reciprocity in the following states: AK, AR, CA, CT, FL, HI, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, NJ, NY, and VT. (AZ does not approve CLE programs, but accepts our certificates for CLE credit.)

    Live Video Broadcasts

Live video broadcasts are new live CLE programs being streamed and recorded for the first time. All of these programs qualify for “Live” CLE credit in all states except NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, SC, and LA —these states require in-person attendance to qualify for “Live” CLE credit.

    “Live” Re-Broadcasts

“Live” Re-broadcasts are replays of previous recorded CLE programs, set on a specific date and time and where the original presenting speakers calls in live at the end of the event to answer questions. This “live” element allows for “live” Re-broadcast CLEs to qualify for “Live” CLE credits in most states. [The following states DO NOT allow for “live” CLE credits on re-broadcast CLEs: NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, SC, and LA]

Many states allow for credit to be granted on a 1:1 reciprocal basis for courses approved in another mandatory CLE jurisdiction state. This is known as a reciprocity provision and includes the following states: AK, AR, HI, CT, FL, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, VT, NJ, and NY. myLawCLE does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars or teleconferences in these states.

Part 1. Paperless office

Section I. What You Need to Get Started
        a) Why Go Paperless? Common Fears, Misconceptions and Challenges
        b) Equipment: Scanners, Software, Storage and Moreover
        c) Tips For Getting All Team Members On Board
        d) Creating a Paperless Workflow Process

Section II. Easy and Effective Digital Conversion Strategies
        a) Intro to PDFs
        b) Handling Incoming/Outgoing Paper
        c) What to do with the original document?
        d) Tips for Keeping Digital Information in Digital Form
        e) Working with Digital Signatures
        f) Choosing the Right Hardware and Software

Section III. Data Storage and Management
        a) Arranging Your Work Flow System Around Electronic Documents
        b) Digital Collaboration Tools
        c) Electronic Filing Systems
        d) Document Naming and Storing
        e) Search and Retrieval Tools
        f) Cloud Storage Considerations
        g) Security Concerns and Solutions

Part 2. Discovery

Section I. Building an Efficient Discovery Management System
        a) Requesting, Organizing and Tracking Documents from Clients
        b) Collecting and Managing Documents from Opposing Parties
        c) Managing Electronic Documents
        d) Conducting Ongoing Analysis to Keep Your System Effective

Section II. Paperless Litigation, E-Discovery
        a) Case Management Software
        b) E-Discovery
        c) Metadata Challenges
        d) Handling Large Volumes of E-Discovery Production
        e) Digital Trial Notebooks
        f) Paperless Exhibits – Creative Pointers