Overcome Computer Phobia
Learn to send and receive
emails and to use the Internet to enrich your professional and personal
The Communications Committee
of The American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division and the Senior
Lawyers Committee of The State Bar of California, in cooperation with
many of the law schools of America, can provide some lawyers with free
one on one computer training for up to 5 hours.
A law student or new lawyer
will train you at your office, or at the law school computer facilities,
or any other mutually agreeable location at a mutually convenient time.
All mentoring will be one
on one and personalized to your individual learning needs. No classes
with other students! No specific timetable! Learn at your own speed!
The general guideline is
A. A local law school (possibly your
own if you wish) will provide your student mentor.
B. The student mentor will give you
3 to 5 hours of training to accomplish the course curricula.
C. Three hours will be enough for
those with some prior skills. Five hours will be enough for those
with no prior experience.
D. The senior lawyer if requested,
will mentor the law student or recent graduate with an hour or two
of career counseling. (This time is in addition to the 3 to 5 hours
of training time.)
E. The senior lawyer will be asked
to evaluate the student mentor, the course materials and training
methods in order to improve the program.
F. All teaching will be at the mutual
convenience of the senior lawyer and the student mentor.
G. At the completion of the course,
the senior lawyer will be able to send and receive emails, do basic
research on the Internet and will have direct links to the ABA Senior
Lawyer web site, State & Local and International Bar Association Senior
Lawyer web sites and the Law School(s) requested by the senior lawyer.
H. The prototype curricula and teaching
materials were developed by The University of West Los Angeles School
of Law, in cooperation with the Lawyer’s Club of Los Angeles County
and The State Bar of California Senior Lawyers Committee.
I. Every law school in and outside
of the United States will be given the opportunity to offer the computer
mentoring program to their graduates and other senior lawyers in their
community. Teaching materials will be provided at no cost to the law
school requesting assistance. Appropriate acknowledgment to The American
Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division, The State Bar of California
Senior Lawyers Committee, The Lawyers Club of Los Angeles County and
The University of West Los Angeles School of Law would be appreciated.
The materials can also be made available to other organizations on
For more information
contact: Jay Foonberg (310) 652-5010