LawTech Partners is excited to be providing free weekly technology training webinars to to legal aid attorneys and staff. We really want to thank the Florida Bar Foundation for the partnership and the opportunity!

Many of our training sessions will include Florida Bar CLE credit for either ethics, technology or general credit – it will be noted in the session description. Remember that Florida is a self-reporting state so attorneys and registered paralegals will log in and report their own attendance; we will announce the course number at the end of each session that is accredited. If you would like a certificate of attendance for any other state or organization please forward the confirmation email you will receive after attending a session to this email ( and we will provide you with one. If you have any questions about your CLE status or the new technology CLE requirements please contact the Florida Bar’s CLE Department.

Be sure to bookmark this page as sessions will be added regularly. If you have ideas or suggestions for future training sessions please leave a note in the comment form – we welcome your ideas and feedback!

We use the very popular GoToWebinar/GoToMeeting platform to deliver the training seminars. We will record the webinars and make them available for viewing later on the same webinar page. GoToWebinar also tracks registration, attendance and the time each participant spends in a session. You will receive two reminders before a session you have registered for and one after. If you register for a session and later find that you cannot attend, please use your confirmation email to cancel your attendance. Never attended a GoToWebinar? Watch this Attendee Quick Start video to see how easy it is use.

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(FBF) Understanding Metadata and Your Ethical Responsibilities with Your Legal Documents Understanding Metadata and Your Ethical Responsibilities with Your Legal Documents (50 Mins – 1 Ethics Credit)

Have you ever wondered whether an opposing party in a contract negotiation could see any of your redlines reflecting internal input on your contract? Have you ever considered that you may be inadvertently sharing confidential or privileged information with an unintended audience simply by forwarding a Word document? Have you ever wondered what your ethical responsibilities are if you receive a document containing this kind of information from the other side in a negotiation?

Metadata is electronically stored information that generally is not visible from the face of a document that has been printed out, or as first seen on a computer screen. Microsoft Word is particularly vulnerable to exposing such information which often is useless but at other times, can be quite significant and perhaps even privileged. This session highlights potential pitfalls of sharing documents and emails in their electronic form as well as discussing tools and techniques for avoiding issues when sharing documents and emails.

· Understanding metadata

· How is metadata transmitted or shared

· Understanding and working with track changes in word

· Removing metadata with built-in removal tools

· The role of PDFs/Adobe Acrobat and 3rd party ‘scrubbing’ tools

· Understanding metadata mining, “sender’s responsibility” and “duty to notify”
Mar 31, 201712:00pm EDT1 hour