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By Request: Are You Aware of Any SharePoint Training Programs for Lawyers?

As part of blawgiversary week at DennisKennedy.Blog, I’ve invited readers to send me their questions and I’ll try to answer each of them with a “By Request” post.

Not surprisingly, real life has intruded on my plan, so I’m running behind. However, keep sending your questions in and I’ll see how many I can answer this weekend.
Here’s the next question:
“Are you aware of any tailor-made programs being offered as CLE programs, or simply in-house training presentations for Sharepoint use in-house or in the small/large (legal) office setting?”
My short answer is “no,” but I did some checking into this question.
When it comes to SharePoint questions, my “go to” person is my friend Randy Holloway at Microsoft, who, among other things, has written a book on SharePoint, SharePoint 2007 and Office Development Expert Solutions (Programmer to Programmer).
Randy pointed me to Microsoft’s online training for SharePoint Server 2007 as a good place to start. It has a set of 21 twenty to thirty minute sessions on a variety of topics.
For legal-specific SharePoint seminars, I’d consider attending the annual ILTA conference or seeing what local or regional ILTA programs might be scheduled on the topic of SharePoint.
I’m curious about whether readers have other suggestions for SharePoint seminars, online or live, or other ways to learn about SharePoint for law firms and legal departments. If you have suggestions, leave a comment.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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3 Responses to “By Request: Are You Aware of Any SharePoint Training Programs for Lawyers?”

  1. Hi Dennis,
    I’ve blogged about a number of links to Sharepoint videos and other resources in the past.
    Some are more technical but there are a number which are targeted at normal people.
    http://www.knowledgethoughts.com/blog/?p=131
    Cheers
    Neil

  2. Hi Dennis,
    We specialize in customized trainings in the legal industry and have certified sharepoint trainers in New York and Nationwide. We are a Microsoft Partner that provides Office 2007 training for firms that are upgrading from previous versions as well as firms integrating Sharepoint and CRM solutions. Visit our site and if we can help out in any way please let your readers know about us.
    Also, every 6 to 8 weeks we offer free educational webinars. They are not sales webinars they are designed to be useful and to inform the attendees as we are a training firm that believes in delivering useful information to all those interested in learning. March 5th we are offering “The Law Firm & Office 2007″ and anyone can sign up or learn more about the session by going directly to our training calendar, http://www.thevirtualroom.com and viewing the session on March 5th.
    Thank you.
    Elizabeth

  3. Brent says:

    Hello Dennis,
    Aivea is a Microsoft Gold Partner that specializes in SharePoint 2007 training for the private industry, government agencies and law firms.
    We offer courses designed for business users, power users, developers, architects and administrators. For a full list of our courses please go to http://www.sharepointrangers.com/schedule.htm
    Along with our SharePoint 2007 training services, Aivea also specialize in eDiscovery Portal deployment for legal firms within the SharePoint platform.
    Thanks
    Brent

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