Mastering Microsoft Word: Tips for Legal Professionals

Mastering Microsoft Word: Tips and Tricks for Legal Professionals

Tuesday, September 12, 2023


1 PM CT • 11 AM PT • 2 PM ET

Does formatting a document in Microsoft Word make you frustrated on a daily basis? Do you struggle with removing metadata from legal briefs? Are you looking for ways to safeguard your meticulously crafted drafts from unwanted alterations? All of these issues and more will be covered in this comprehensive CLE session.

Welcome to the ultimate one-hour Word crash course that is specifically geared towards legal professionals. Learn how to stop using Word merely as a glorified typewriter and discover how you can enable shortcuts to save time, quickly format documents, prevent clients from tampering with text, and utilize Word’s template features with legal technology. 

Join attorney Jordan Turk, Legal Technology Advisor at Smokeball, and Adriana Linares, legal technology consultant at LawTech Partners, for this free CLE webinar* to learn the best ways to utilize Word and how to get the most out of your legal technology setup.

In this free CLE webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to use and set up keyboard shortcuts in Word for maximum efficiency
  • Proper document formatting techniques and customization of Word's default features
  • Techniques to secure your documents and remove sensitive metadata
  • Effective integration of Word with legal technology tools, such as case management software
  • How to leverage document templates to enhance productivity

Duration: 60 minutes

This webinar is eligible for CLE credit in multiple jurisdictions.* 

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CLE Information

This program is eligible for 1 hour of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 50 minutes of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. CLE credit has been applied for in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IA, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY. For states not listed above, you may still apply for reciprocity CLE credit if applicable.

How to Receive CLE Credit:

To be eligible for CLE credit for this webinar, you must attend the entire LIVE duration of this webinar and participate in the polls. Note, partial CLE credit for this course is not available.

You cannot watch the program in a group if you wish to earn CLE credit. If you do choose to watch the event in a group, ensure that you are also logged in on your own personal device, under your log-in credentials, as we will need proof of your attendance (though it is highly recommended that you view the event from your own personal device).

If you have met the participation requirements, you will receive a personalized CLE affidavit from  for the program at which you attended at least one session to completion. Please check your spam or junk folders as these emails often end up there. Please note you will fill out one affidavit for the full event. Once you complete the affidavit, you will be able to download your certificate(s) of attendance and they will be emailed to you as well from .