e-Filing in Indiana: Proficient Paperless Practice, Live in 2 Locations!

You or your staff may have already learned the basics on how to e-File in Indiana…

Now take the next step.

Until recently the modern practice of law required the filing of reams of paper with the courts and opposing counsel. This “paper” was in addition to the files that you kept in your law office.
No longer… With the recent change in Indiana to mandatory e-Filing, many practitioners are scrambling to catch-up to the requirement to digitize all documents being submitted to the court.

This program will help guide you through the steps you need to take to have a proficient paperless practice.
• What is the best way to digitize your filing cabinets full of paper files?
• How do you organize, track, calendar, and reply to numerous e-mail requests from the court and opposing counsel for additional information?
• How do you safeguard your digital files from unauthorized access?
• How should you back-up your digital files?
• What steps should you take, right now, to exploit current technology to help you become a more proficient, efficient, and effective attorney for your client?

• Modern day paperless law office (or less paper)
• E-Filing in Indiana: A review of specific requirements & the actual e-filing process
• Converting paper to digital: Scanning options. Demonstration of desktop scanning
• PDFing for legal professionals using Adobe Acrobat & Nuance PowerPDF: Legal professionals must learn how to manipulate, edit & secure PDFs in today’s paper-free world!
• Document management: How to organize, process, & find emails & digital files in a law practice
• Case management, document automation & security
• Staying paperless on an iPad or other mobile device

Paul J. Unger is a Founding member of HMU Consulting, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. HMU specializes in trial presentation consulting, case management software, and legal-specific software training for law firms and legal departments throughout the Midwest. He has provided trial presentation consultation for over 100 cases over the past 5 years. He is also on the adjunct faculty for Capital University Law School’s paralegal program. He is the author of Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals, Amicus Attorney for Legal Professionals, Palm Devices for Legal Professionals, and Outlook for Legal Professionals, manuals designed to maximize the use of legal-specific features.

9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (Both Locations)

AUGUST 8 – Indianapolis
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

AUGUST 9 – Fort Wayne
– Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne

Non-Legal Subject Matter (CLE / NLS)
Up to 12 hours of your 36 CLE hour requirement can be obtained attending NLS (Non-Legal Subject Matter) seminar. MCLE Rule 29, Section 3(a).

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Planning Your First Estate Plan – July 21

The Planning Your First Series…
is designed to help the new lawyer advance their practice by providing helpful, practical tips and information from seasoned experts in the field.
This is an excellent networking opportunity and useful reference material
and forms will be available. This is also great way to start accumulating
your required Continuing Legal Education Credits!

• Essential Components of a Will
• Considerations in Drafting Testamentary Trusts for Children
• Overview of Ancillary Estate Planning Documents (advance directives, financial powers of attorney, funeral directives, designation of standby guardian)
• Planning with Special Assets (digital assets, closely-held business assets, farm assets, antiques/heirlooms)
• Considerations in Selecting Fiduciaries (trustees, guardians, personal representatives)
• Use of Revocable Trusts as Supplement/Alternative to Wills
• Planning with Beneficiary-Designated Assets

John A. Gardner, Chair
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis

Kinsey L. Arnett
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis

Troy D. Farmer
Senior Wealth Planner, Fifth Third Private Bank, Indianapolis

Kent A. Jeffirs
Kent A. Jeffirs, Attorney at Law PC, Crown Point

Sean E. Obermeyer
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis

Mark W. Pfeiffer
Harrison & Moberly, LLP, Indianapolis

6 CLE / 6 NLC – Friday, July 21; 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– DeFur Voran, LLP, Muncie
– Reiling Teder & Schrier, LLC, Lafayette

– From your home or office computer



Additional Planning Your First Seminars:
Planning Your First Criminal Defense Case – July 21
Planning Your First Personal Injury Case – August 4

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, June 29

With more and more people being diagnosed with brain injuries, TBI is a matter that simply cannot be tied to just professional athletes. Information is evolving at a quickening pace regarding the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation efforts for TBI survivors. Despite greater awareness than ever, many of these injuries go untreated.

This program is designed to present you with the medical and legal aspects of brain injury litigation, as well as equip you with valuable tools and strategies to help you more effectively represent your clients. It is important that you know what to do when building up a liability or a defense case.


• Concussion Litigation Update

• The importance of coordinating care and treatment with a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) in a traumatic brain injury case. Topics will include the “team doctor” approach at coordinating care and treatment of TBI survivors. Such may include, but not be limited to, referrals to neuro optometrists, neuropsychologist, neuro psychiatrists, neurologist and others that are in the care continuum for individuals with brain injury of all types.

• Neuropsychology 101 – Presentation will include, in part, the following:
– Clinical v. Forensic Examinations and limitations to each Ethical quandaries in the Psychological field Neuropsychological Assessment (baseline testing, test batteries, test selection, test environment, test fatigue and test interpretation).
– DSM V Diagnosis

• Types and Mechanisms of Brain Injury as well as the strengths and limitations of imaging and testing in demonstrating brain injury and treatments for brain injury.

• Rehabilitation Robotics

• Life Care Planning in a case involving a traumatic brain injury.
– TBI is a lifelong, ongoing disease process that gets worse, not better over time. It has been demonstrated that the needs of TBI survivors increase and present the risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. As a result, long term needs may come into play as a person gets older and must be taken into account many years before they are realized.

• Ethics In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases


Daniel S. Chamberlain – Co-Chair
Cohen & Malad, LLP, Indianapolis

Michael D. Moon – Co-Chair
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis

Dr. Ryan Cardinal, PT, DPT
Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center, Indianapolis

Shirley A. Daugherty, RN, BSN, CNLCP®, MSCC
Daugherty & Associates, LLC, Muncie

Dr. Tracy D. Gunter, M.D.
IU School of Medicine; IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis

Dr. Sheryl D. Katta-Charles, M.D.
Indiana University Health / Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis

Dr. Polly Westcott, Psy.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Indianapolis


6 CLE / .5 E – Thursday, June 29;  9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– From your home or office computer


ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Mastering Microsoft Word in the Law Office, May 23

Mastering Microsoft Word in the Law Office, May 23

This class is designed by lawyers, for lawyers!

• Word Formatting Fundamentals
  – Modifying Word’s defaults for use in a law firm or legal department
  – Tips and tricks for navigating long legal documents
  – Building clause libraries using AutoText and Quick Parts
  – Automatic paragraph numbering
  – Indents and tabs
  – Getting the formatting to do exactly what you want

• Advanced Legal Document Topics
  – Headers and footers
  – Page numbering
  – Automatically updating paragraph cross-references
  – Endnotes and footnotes
  – Automatic table of contents
  – Automatic table of authorities

• Tools and Techniques for Negotiating & Revising Documents
  – Document collaboration
  – How to ensure all changes are caught – producing a redline
  – How to consolidate proposed changed from many people into a single document
  – How to handle multiple versions and avoid confusion
  – How to protect confidentiality
  – Locking down a document to protect against further changes
  – Indicating proposed changes on a Word document, a PDF and paper – track changes & other techniques

• Styles: If You Don’t Control Them, They Will Control You
– Eliminate random font changes while editing
  – Copy text from one document to another with perfect formatting
  – De-construct and fix documents which are a complete mess
  – Convert WordPerfect files to Word
  – Create custom formatting tools you can use in every document

• Using Templates to Streamline Your Document Generation
– Create model documents with fill-in fields
  – How to create “public” templates and share them with others on your network

• Macros: Automate Your Word Processing
  – Macros – what they are and when to use them
  – Other automation tools in Word – AutoText, AutoCorrect & Quick Parts
  – Creating and sharing macros
  – Assign macros to toolbar buttons and/or speed-keys

BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you would like to follow along. (Laptop not required)
Sample documents will be available for download in advance so you may follow along in class. Seminar will be taught using Word 2016. The course materials will work with Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 for Windows.

Are you a Mac user? Please let us know ahead of time. We can send you a Word for Mac 2011 and 2016 manual so you may follow along. Word for Windows and Word for Mac have different interfaces, but they are capable of most of the same things with some exceptions.

Best CLE. Most Useful I’ve Taken – Kara

Great Content, Well Done! – Charles

This Training Class was Outstanding! Lots of Materials. – Margie

Very Happy! I Learned More Than Expected. Written Material is Excellent – Cheri

Presenter was Knowledgeable and Very Entertaining. Great Course! – Diane

A Fabulous Seminar! Thanks to Barron Henley for Empowering Me to Use Word! – Katheryn

Very Informative. Great Seminar for All Levels – Lisa

A Lot of Materials Covered. Enjoyed the Presentation – Lydia

Super Engaging, funny, and Knowledgeable – Julie

Awesome! Mind Blown! Barron is a Great Speaker! — Anonymous

Barron K. Henley, Esq, Partner
Affinity Consulting Group

6 CLE (NLS) – Tuesday, May 23; 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

Up to 12 hours of your 36 CLE hour requirement can be obtained attending NLS (Non-Legal Subject Matter) seminar. MCLE Rule 29, Section 3(a)

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