CLE Workshops

CT_pano1Excel Esquire’s signature course is Tools of the Trade—Excel Skills Every Litigator Should Know, a 3-hour interactive workshop approved for 3.0 New York CLE credits (for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys).  The first CLE course of its kind, Tools of the Trade takes attorneys step by step through some of the most important Excel features using realistic case data. Students learn to wrangle email metadata with filters and advanced Excel functions, reconcile mismatched lists of clients and Bates numbers, clean up and streamline a privilege log, and more. Workshops are interactive and hands-on, not to mention fun! Students bring home a full-color manual that reproduces everything taught in the class, with screen shots and step-by-step instructions. Attorneys have given the course rave reviews, calling it “useful and informative”; “excellent and amazing”; and “stimulating and practical.”  Tools of the Trade will make you the “guru” of your company, law firm, or public interest organization!

Excel Essentials for Busy Lawyers is a 2-hour workshop for beginner and intermediate  users, and covers the basics of filtering, sorting, and analyzing data, as well as performing basic calculations and writing formulas. Students have called it an “excellent presentation” that is “hugely useful and easy to follow.” Excel Essentials is approved for 2.0 New York CLE credits (for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys).

We recommend that students follow along on their own laptops to get the most out of these courses.  Financial aid is available.  Contact Excel Esquire for more details or to apply for financial aid.

Your instructor is Ben J. Kusmin, the founder of Excel Esquire.  He is a seasoned commercial litigator and former engineer who has worked at several large New York City law firms. He is a veteran of epic privilege log battles, mammoth document reviews, complex redaction projects, dueling accounting experts, and all manner of discovery motion practice.  He developed Excel Esquire to give other attorneys the skill and confidence they need to successfully navigate in Excel.

Presentations of Tools of the Trade, Excel Essentials, and other programs can be arranged in-house at your law firm, company, bar association, or public interest organization.  Custom courses can also be designed for lawyers or other audiences.   Contact Excel Esquire to learn more.


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