I’m really excited to be in Milwaukee attending the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Association for Paralegal Educators (AAfPE)! Last year’s conference was phenomenal, so I’ve been looking forward to learning even more about best practices for teaching legal support skills and strategies. This year, not only did I have the privilege of serving on the conference planning committee, but I am presenting two separate sessions on Friday. Right now I’m sitting in a pre-conference workshop on legal technology and eDiscovery (while multitasking on my blog… don’t tell anyone).

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I’ll be teaching my first session later this week with a co-presenter, Melanie Snyder from Stevenson University (a bona fide guru on writing tech). Melanie and I are presenting a session called “Parchment to iPad,” which explores how the old school legal writing strategies can (and should) be tweaked and adapted for today’s digital publication and online audiences. Then I’ll be giving a solo  presentation on making effective use of learning management systems in legal courses taught on-ground and online. Should be fun!

Wish me luck. I’ll check in afterwards and let you know how it went. 🙂 At this point I’m just desperately hoping that the computer doesn’t crash in the middle of my presentation. As luck would have it, that’s exactly what happened to me last year, which was fun (…NOT).

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