Law and medicine were always the pair: well-respected professions, pathways to middle class (or better!) comfort, and laggards with technology. Whether you went to a doctor’s office or a lawyer’s office, paper ruled the day. But that’s changing. One of the last bastions of “paper is king” is the executed document – “wet” signatures serving as proof that a certain person signed a document. This is true…to a point. Depending on your state, some “wet” originals govern.
But, for many transactions, digital signatures have the same full legal effect as “wet” signatures and they’re more secure to boot. A digital signature platform produces proof not only of who signed a document, but also when and where, as well as a “chain of custody” for the document. This seminar explores all things “digital signature” and starts you down the right path for a digital John Hancock.
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Jeffrey R. Schoenberger is an attorney and senior consultant for Affinity Consulting. Prior to joining Affinity, Jeffrey practiced law as an Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps Legal Fellow for the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. His practice focused on representing homeowners in foreclosure cases, tenants in eviction actions, and individuals in divorce actions. While with Legal Aid, Jeffrey worked with over 130 distressed homeowners in their counseling and litigation activities and represented over 90 tenants in eviction and living conditions advocacy. Finally, he led seminars training non-profit housing counselors on the rapidly evolving government and private sector foreclosure prevention programs. At Affinity, Jeffrey specializes in practice management advisory services for bar associations, including content development, CLE presentations, and one-on-one member consultations. He is also Affinity’s designated “Apple/Mac/iOS” expert, knowledgeable in all areas Apple-related. Jeffrey received a B.A. in History from Yale University and J.D. from the University of Virginia. He became a member of the Ohio Bar in 2008. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, and Cincinnati Bar Association.