Free, Online Course on Digital Law Practice

Because of technological, economic, and market pressures, the way we practice law is rapidly evolving. Law students, are you prepared for these changes in law practice? Law faculty, are you preparing your students? CALI is offering a FREE nine-week online course on Topics in Digital Law Practice to help address these issues starting Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2pm ET.

Register here.


About the Course

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 course is free, but you must register.


Week 1: The Virtual Law Office

Friday, Feb. 10, 2-3pm ET

Stephanie Kimbro, Attorney and Technology Consultant

Week 2: Document Automation

Friday, Feb. 17, 2-3pm ET

Marc Lauritsen, Attorney and Document Automation Expert

Week 3: Technology in the Courts

Friday, Feb. 24, 2-3pm ET

Guest Speaker Jim McMilliam

Principle Court Technology Consultant

Natonal Center for State Couirts

Week 4: Unbundling Legal Service Delivery

Friday, Mar. 2, 2-3pm ET

Richard Granat, President, SmartLegalForms & DirectLaw

Week 5: Free Legal Research Tools
Friday, Mar. 9, 2-3pm ET

Sarah Glassmeyer, Director of Content Development / Law Librarian, CALI

Week 6: Contract Standardization
Friday, Mar. 16, 2-3pm ET

Kingsley Martin, President &

Week 7: Online Legal Forms in Legal Aid
Friday, Mar. 30, 2-3pm ET

Ronald W. Staudt, Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Week 8: Unauthorized Practice of Law in the 21st Century
Friday, Mar. 30, 2-3pm ET

William Hornsby, Staff Counsel at American Bar Association

Week 9: Social Media for Lawyers
Friday, Apr. 6, 2-3pm ET

Ernest Svenson, Attorney at Law

Questions, comments, suggestions?

Contact me at the email address below:

John Mayer, Executive Director

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction / CALI


Twitter: @johnpmayer