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Excel Essentials For Lawyers (2017)

Excel Essentials For Lawyers (2017)

Total Credits: 3.0 Skills

Microsoft Excel is an important tool for the modern legal practice. It can assist in supervising document reviews, calculating damages, and managing client information. Because so many business clients use Excel, spreadsheets often become evidence in their own right, and attorneys need to be able to review and understand Excel documents. In this interactive program, Ben Kusmin, a commercial litigator and the founder of Excel Esquire, will demonstrate the most important features of Microsoft Excel using concrete examples and realistic data. Attendees will have the option to download the data used in the presentation to follow along on their own computers.


Navigating and Printing Spreadsheets

  ♦ Use the Zoom and Freeze Panes features to customize your display

  ♦ Save paper and headaches by printing effectively

  ♦ Add informative Headers and Footers to your printouts

  ♦ Selectively print certain parts of a spreadsheet

  ♦ Create effective motion and deposition exhibits from spreadsheets


Performing Calculations in Excel

  ♦ Use Excel as a calculator: find sums, percentages, and other metrics

  ♦ Learn to use basic built-in functions and create your own custom formulas

  ♦ Quickly copy, edit, and troubleshoot formulas with simple commands and keyboard shortcuts

  ♦ Apply best practices in writing and copying formulas

  ♦ Learn 5 ways to add up numbers


Cleaning up and Manipulating Text

  ♦ Use Find & Replace to separate names and parse email addresses

  ♦ Quick ways to clean up imported text or metadata

  ♦ Use Concatenate to combine text from multiple cells


Analyzing Data in Excel

♦ Use the Sort feature to rearrange data such as privilege logs, matter lists, payment data, and email metadata

  ♦ Master the Filter feature to selectively display certain rows, generate subtotals, and edit multiple cells at once

  ♦ Analyze and summarize data with Pivot Tables: group documents or clients by date, identify duplicate records, summarize expenses by department, or tally a document production by document type

  ♦ Learn to refresh, rearrange, and print filter results and pivot tables


Ben J. Kusmin, Esq. He is the founder of Excel Esquire.  Also a former engineer and a seasoned commercial litigator who has worked at several large New York City law firms.
Non-Member Price: $150.00
Published Date:
  • December 1, 2017
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VEX44
Law Practice Management Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 3.0