Hands On: Create a Website for Your Law Firm

This class has been cancelled.  If you are interested in learning about creating a website for your law firm, please contact Anne Haag at ahaag@chicagobar.org.

Walk out of our hands on training with a website! Consumers look to the web for validation that your business is real, then judge you and your reputation based on what they find. Hiring a website designer is one option. However, this option is often accompanied by a large price tag and long-term issues related to needed changes or updates. Building your own website is an option that gives you more control. DIY (do it yourself) website services have come a long way in the past few years – beautiful templates, built-in SEO tools, easy to use blogs, and extensive social media integrations – all for a fraction of the cost and headache. You do need time, but we can help! In this extended program, you will buy your domain name, select your template, add graphics, content, and a blog, and walk out with a published, promotion-ready website you can be proud to say you built. We’ll also discuss best practices for building your firm’s website, and how to avoid any ethics issues while creating it.  

Speaker: Anne Haag is a Practice Management Advisor at the Chicago Bar Association. Anne worked as a patent paralegal at a Chicago IP firm before arriving at the CBA in 2017 as the Law Practice Management and Technology department’s trainer/coordinator. She is also a certified crisis counselor and volunteers as a patient advocate in the ER. 

In this session we will cover:
Choosing and buying your domain name from Hover
Using Wix to build your website
Laying out your website pages
Picking images, adding content, saving pages, and publishing
Connecting your domain name

This will be a hands on session. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and to follow along with the instructor. Limit 10 per session.

There are loaner laptops with Wi-Fi available. Limit 8 per session. You must reserve a loaner laptop at registration.

Program cost:
CLE Advantage Member: $99
CBA Member: $99
Non-member: $149 
Additional fees for domain & website registration will apply during the program. Please bring a credit card with you to class in order to purchase your domain and website. 

To register sign in to the Website, click on “Register Myself” and then “Proceed to Checkout.” You must "Submit Order" in your shopping cart to complete your registration. You will receive a confirmation notice when your registration is complete.
 
When
5/23/2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where
The Chicago Bar Association 321 S Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60604
** In-Person Event **
Start Time 1:00 PM

Program


Thursday, 23 May 2019

 
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/23/2019 1:00 PM


** In-Person Event **
Presented By: CBA Law Practice Management & Technology Division
Experience Level: Intermediate
MCLE Credit: 1 IL PR CLE Credit
Event Type: Seminar

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