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Mastering the Manipulation of PDF Documents

8:55         Welcome and Introductions

9:00         Mastering the Manipulation of PDF Documents‡

Catherine Sanders Reach, North Carolina Bar Association, Cary

PDFs are the lingua franca of electronic documents. Lawyers use them for sharing information, e-filing, collecting data, creating archival documents, electronic discovery, paperless office protocols and much more. In this session, discover all the tools and tips necessary to be a PDF pro.

Learning objectives include basics of PDF creation, locking down and securing files, using Acrobat for e-signatures and review, preparing documents for e-filing (including redaction and finding aids), creating and filling out PDF forms, and more. We also explore alternatives to Acrobat and the pros and cons of different paid applications to help you master your use of the tools that help you leverage PDFs in your practice.

12:20       Adjourn

This program includes two 10-minute breaks

‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit

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Thank you for joining us for Mastering the Manipulation of PDF Documents.


  • Catherine Sanders Reach

    Catherine Sanders Reach is the director of the Center for Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association, providing practice technology and management assistance to lawyers and legal professionals. Formerly, she was the director of law practice management and technology at the Chicago Bar Association and the director of the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. Prior to her work at the NCBA, CBA and ABA she worked in library and information science environments for a number of years, working at Ross and Hardies as a librarian. She received a master's degree in library and information studies from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 1997.

    Ms. Reach's professional activities include articles published in Law Practice magazine, Law Technology News and GPSolo Magazine, as well as numerous other publications. She has given presentations on the use of technology in law firms for national bar conferences, state and local bar associations, and organizations such as the National Organization of Bar Council and the Association of American Law Schools. In 2011, she was selected to be one of the inaugural Fastcase 50 — celebrating 50 innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the field of law — and in 2013, she became a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. In 2015, she was selected to be part of the ABA LTRC's Women of Legal Tech. She served on the ABA TECHSHOW board from 2007 to 2009 and 2014 to 2016, was co-vice chair in 2019 and was co-chair for 2020.

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February 26, 2021
Fri 8:55 AM EST

Duration 3H 25M

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