Get More from Microsoft Office
Your software is only as powerful as your team’s understanding of it. Affinity’s legal-specific Microsoft Office training programs are designed to empower your team to get more out of Office. Our seasoned trainers have extensive legal backgrounds and help teams of all sizes and expertise levels discover new ways of leveraging Office functionality to work more efficiently, solve problems faster, and achieve maximum productivity. Our custom training, delivered live or via Zoom, is the best investment you can make when it comes to helping your team leverage the software they use every day. Here are some examples of the courses we offer:
Word For Power Users – This is our benchmark training program. – 7.5 hours (typically broken into five 1.5 hour classes if delivered via webinar)
Word Masters Class – This is strictly hands-on for attendees and covers all of the steps necessary to build perfect templates out of any document, no matter how bad the starting point may be. This class is a deep dive into Word’s most important feature (Styles); and we also cover in greater depth tables of contents, tables of authority, automatic paragraph numbering and cross references. – 3 hours
Word For Casual Users – This is aimed at lawyers or administrative staff who don’t do a lot of word processing but want to know more, edit confidently, and not make it harder for support staff to do their jobs (like clean up documents from a formatting perspective). – 3 hours
WordPerfect to Word Transition training – This is for firms moving from WP to Word. Everything about Word is explained in terms of WP. 9 hours (typically broken into six 1.5 hour classes if delivered via webinar)
Irritated With Word and Outlook? Of Course You Are! Here’s How To Fix Their Annoying Default Settings! – 2 hours
Outlook for Legal Professionals – This focuses on managing high volume email, but also covers the calendar, tasks and contacts. – 2.5 hours
Excel for Legal Professionals – 3 hours
PowerPoint for Legal Professionals – 2 hours
Microsoft 365 (fka Office 365) – Learn about all of the applications and services (other than Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) that are included in a Microsoft 365 subscription and which you may not be using. 1 hour
Here are some common questions people have about our expert training:
Can the training be in person, or by webinar? Yes, we offer both options. If you have multiple offices, we can also deliver training on-site in one office while simulcasting it to other offices.
Will the training be customized for our office? Yes, we can customize any of the classes for you, and cover any topic you desire.
Are there any written instructions provided? Yes! Comprehensive manuals are included with Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint Training Courses.
Can the classes be recorded for future use? Yes, we record all training segments whether they’re webinars or on-site, at no additional charge. You receive the recordings afterwards so you can use them again in the future for new employees or refresh training.
What if I need technical support afterwards? For each hour of training, we provide 15 minutes of tech support for each hour of training time. The technical support expires 7 days after the last day of training.
Will these courses qualify for CLE? All of our classes have been taught for bar associations and CLE providers in the past. While we cannot control the decisions of the Bar Associations or CLE Providers, if you apply for it, you should be able to get CLE credit for any of our classes as an inducement for your lawyers to attend.
Is the training priced per person, or is it a flat rate? We do not charge by the number of attendees, so invite everyone!
We would love to talk with you more about your specific training needs! Click here to request a consultation, and one of our team members will be in contact shortly!
OTHER RELATED TRAINING/SUPPORT SERVICES
PDF Training Classes – We also have legal-specific training in Adobe Acrobat, Kofax Power PDF, and Foxit PDF Editor. – 3 hours
Hands-On Assessment Testing for Word, Excel and/or Acrobat – If you want to know where your users are regarding knowledge of these programs, just sign them up for an assessment test. For options and pricing, just click here: https://bit.ly/3GOpaMk
Document Automation/Assembly – We’re the experts on automating your firm’s complex document generation using HotDocs, HighQ (fka Contract Express), or XpressDox.
Technical Support – Technical support in Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Nuance PowerPDF and Foxit PDF Editor. We can solve any issue and we offer support either pay-as-you-go or for a flat fee per month.
Word Emergency Room – If anyone from your firm has a Word tech-support emergency, just email the offending document to WordER@affinityconsulting.com. We monitor that address 7 days a week from 9 AM to 9 PM EDT. It’s a $150 flat fee to fix any issue. Typical turn-around time is an hour.
Looking for something different that is not listed here? Click here to request a consultation, and one of our team members will be in contact shortly!