April 9, 2021
Knoxville Bar Association
Approved for Dual CLE Credit, Legal Technology
The CLE program "How to Protect Yourself and Preserve Confidentiality when Negotiating (includes Electronic Document Exchange - when to use Word, PDFs, track changes, etc.)" was originally presented and recorded on April 9, 2021, as part of the Law Practice Today Expo.
Opposing lawyers routinely email versions of a document back and forth during the negotiation process, and many instruments are never reduced to paper until they're ready to sign. This approach is unquestionably fast and convenient compared to mailing or faxing paper documents. However, electronic document exchange presents many issues that practitioners need to be aware of and risks to protect against. In this seminar, you'll learn when it's appropriate to use word processor files and when it's appropriate to use PDFs. We'll cover how to track your changes in a document and ascertain what changes were made by others (even if there are attempts to conceal those changes). You'll also learn how to add comments and annotations to Word or PDF files, how to lock documents down to prevent further changes, and how to avoid including hidden (and potentially damaging) information in the files you're working with (this hidden information is known as metadata). Finally, using plain email arguably affords you no reasonable expectation of privacy. We'll also discuss your email encryption options, which ensure that only the intended recipient can open your emails and/or attachments to them.
Presenter: Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting, Columbus, OH
(If you have any questions about the program please contact the speaker at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Approved for 1 hour of "Online" Dual CLE Credit
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