Does your law firm use PCLaw®? If you are one of the many firms using this popular time, billing, accounting, and practice management software program, LESA is offering two upcoming PCLaw training seminars that will help you get the most out of the program.
After stepping aside from his law practice in 1999, Steve Best began to consult for law firms of all types and sizes as a private practice management advisor. For the past 16 years, he has provided PCLaw training (as well as training on other programs) from Edmonton and Calgary to New York and Miami, all the way down to Sydney, Australia.
In Steve’s experience, this program benefits attendees because it offers “training on the core aspects of the product, as well as tips and tricks on how to use it better and more efficiently.”
Anybody who works in a law firm that employs PCLaw will benefit from this class, from the novice user to the person who believes he or she is a true expert in the program. I’ve never taught the class and had somebody say to me, ‘I didn’t learn anything.’ There’s always something to learn: something new that you probably didn’t know about or some button you can push that would help you avoid having to take 6 steps, because now you’re able to do it in 2 steps.”
Here’s how Steve explains the differences between the programs.
PCLaw® Basics explains how the program works and how to put data into the program.
PCLaw® Beyond the Basics explores how to extract and use the data that is in the program: how to efficiently get bills and reports out, how to customize the look and layout of bills and reports, and how to use the general ledger, for example.
When we asked Steve for an example of a topic that he teaches on that people generally have questions about, he focused on a segment in the Beyond the Basics program:
One of the recent enhancements [to PCLaw®] is a vast enhancement to the ability to email bills, so we go over that in great detail. One of the things we didn’t go over the last time I taught for LESA, that we’re going to cover this time, is the template editor as well as how to modify report layouts. This class … is going to go into these topics that were probably the number 1 and 2 things that were asked for and not covered last time.”
For more details on the topics covered in each program, view the program brochure.
You’ll cover a lot of ground in each of these seminars, and you’ll also walk away with a handy manual (with screenshots!) to reference when you have questions in the office.
Since these seminars focus on different aspects of software program – getting data in and getting data out – you’re welcome to attend both programs. Whatever your PCLaw training needs, these seminars will offer you valuable information and tips to make you a more proficient PCLaw user.