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Microsoft Excel for the Not So Tech Savvy

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Registration opens soon for this technology CLE by attorney/tech guru Sarah E. Kay. Course number and 1 CLE; 1 Technology credit pending approval. ADR Section members register for only $50, with 90-day, on-demand access.

Excel can help mediators and attorneys easily make powerful visuals to help the parties and the courts understand complex concepts and avoid having to do “mental math” on the fly with just a few clicks.  Join this CLE to follow step-by-step instructions on data entry, data organization and analysis, and presentation of charts and graphs in Excel in addition to simple tips and tricks on using Excel in your practice.  This presentation is designed to promote efficiency in your mediation and legal practice by unlocking Excel’s full potential.

  • Making Excel more useable through the View Tab:  workbook views, showing and hiding bars, and freezing panes
  • Basics of data entry:  adding and deleting rows and columns, basics of use of formulas
  • Home Tab tricks:  customizing fonts, alignment, merging cells, and copying/pasting data
  • Page Layout Tab tricks:  Setting up the page and sheet options
  • Adding and subtracting sheets and practical tips and tricks for preserving data
  • Printing, exporting, and presenting your work in Excel

Smiling woman wearing business attireSarah E. Kay, through her firm Kay Family Law PLLC in Tampa, Florida, directly helps Florida’s families as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law and Appellate Mediator and a collaborative attorney.  She also supports solo and small firms throughout Florida through freelance research, writing, and consulting services.  Sarah is Immediate Past Chair of The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and a Past President of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers.  She is Board Certified in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and holds multiple advanced degrees and professional certifications including a Masters in Education, a Masters in Business Administration, and Certificates in Special Education Advocacy, Trauma & Resilience Levels 1 & 2, and the fundamentals of Neurodiversity.  Sarah loves speaking, writing, and consulting on technology, alternative dispute resolution, and cases involving special needs children.



August 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm