Lawyers frequently exchange Word, WordPerfect and PDF files with other lawyers via email and other document sharing methods. In this seminar, we’ll explain how to protect your electronic files from being altered when that is appropriate; and the best methods for indicating your proposed changes or soliciting someone else’s proposed changes to an electronic file. We’ll also discuss when Word files are preferable to PDFs and vice-versa. Once the documents are finalized, they often have to be signed; and COVID-19 may have permanently eliminated the days of round table closings and signing documents in someone’s office. As such, digital signature platforms like DocuSign, RightSignature or Adobe Sign have arguably become essential tools for a modern law practice. We’ll explain the benefits of these inexpensive and easy-to-use platforms; and demonstrate (live) how digital signature services can be used by you to sign documents or obtain signatures from others while never seeing each other face-to-face.
Speaker: Barron K. Henley, Esq., Partner, Affinity Consulting Group, Columbus, OH