Thursday, November 11, 2010
If a lawyer or law student could become an expert on only one software program, what should it be?
I’ve long believed that Adobe Acrobat should be that one program. It’s difficult to think of a more versatile or universally-used program in the law practice today. From e-discovery to document management to document collaboration, Acrobat has many uses. Most lawyers barely touch the surface of everything that’s built into Acrobat.
Even better, Adobe has been very receptive to the needs of lawyers as Acrobat continues to evolve – dealing with issues like redaction, Bates numbering and metadata. Adobe’s representative to the legal industry, Rick Borstein has played a large role in getting lawyers’ needs addressed in Acrobat and training lawyers to use Acrobat better. His blog Acrobat for Legal Professionals is a great resource.
There’s a new release of Acrobat – Acrobat X Pro. The new version definitely has features that will interest lawyers.
I got the chance to talk with Rick recently about the new features and got a demo that I suspect will be similar to what he’ll show in the webinar. It should be excellent. Highly recommended.