Overcoming Information Overload in the Practice of Law

with Lewis Eisen

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Learning Options:

Live webinar with chat*
includes 60 day replay

9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Pacific)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Mountain)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Atlantic)

*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

Registration Fee:

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Register on or before November 16, 2018
$360.00 + HST

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$400.00 + HST

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CPD Credit Hours:

CPID Credit Hours

ON: This program is approved for 3.0 Professionalism hours.

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SK: This program has been approved for 3.0 CPD hours, of which 1.5 hours qualifies as ethics.

NB: This program has been approved for 3.0 CPD hours.

Lawyers in all other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their actual attendance at the program towards their CPD requirement/plan.

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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for lawyers - and their support staff - who want to move past information overload to work more efficiently and make better decisions.

About the Program

Lawyers have always had to juggle vast amounts of information. Technology was supposed to help organize our practices but in many ways it has made things worse, increasing our frustration and reducing our productivity. So how can we regain control of the information that is overwhelming us? We start by building new skills to manage information in an electronic world. In this exciting, new webinar lawyer and information management expert Lewis Eisen explains why and how old systems built around paper must be re-engineered, and new, flexible approaches must be introduced. You will learn:

  • 7 fundamental facts about how the brain processes and indexes information
  • how we unintentionally overload ourselves
  • the only 5 reasons for keeping a piece of information
  • how to avoid duplication of paper and electronic records
  • how to divide ‘information spaces’ into intake, workspace, and storage; and,
  • important ethical issues relating to information overload

Lewis has helped thousands of lawyers and law firms overcome the information overload that is bogging them down. Sign up today and let him help you!

Meet Your Presenter

Lewis EisenLewis Eisen (Ottawa, Ontario) has worked in Information Management for the federal government for over ten years. As a consultant to the legal profession since 1987, he has trained thousands of lawyers and judges across Canada and the United States to use technology and manage information effectively. Eisen is the author of four editions of The Canadian Lawyer's Internet Guide, as well as numerous articles on law and technology. He has also written the Net Beat column for The Lawyers Weekly, and has been a regular contributor to the Canadian Bar Association’s General Practitioner’s Digest. Eisen previously practiced with the Toronto firm of Wexler, Fleet & Eisen, then served as the office systems manager for the Toronto firm of Campbell, Godfrey & Lewtas. After practicing law, he moved into the field of law office automation, and spent three years as director of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Computer Education Facility. Eisen is past president of the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Legal Technology.

Program Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks


  • The challenge of information overload
  • Causes of information overload
  • External forces aggravating overload
  • Ethical Issues

Information Processing

  • Mental indexing
  • Externalizing memory
  • Substituting rules for facts
  • Ethical Issues

1:30 - 1:45 Break

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Records vs. Reference

  • Distinction and examples
  • Different management requirements
  • Ethical Issues

Information Spaces

  • Setting up intake spaces and intake processes
  • Separating workspace from storage space
  • Challenges with electronic mail

Program Wrap-Up and Evaluation

Praise for Lewis Eisen:

"Full of fun and completely relevant."

"Fabulous job. Interactive, fun and informative."

"Fantastic…engages his audience and provokes thoughtful responses from participants."

"Lewis is able to translate his extensive knowledge and experience of information management into the development of practical IM policies."

"Within just a couple of hours Lewis Eisen provided me with greater control over the data I was managing."

"Simple strategies that were natural to me and most importantly actually reduced my burden."

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Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.

HST/GST: 848208492

Until November 16, 2018

Overcoming Information Overload in the Practice of Law - December 13, 2018 $360.00

After November 16, 2018

Overcoming Information Overload in the Practice of Law - December 13, 2018 $400.00

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