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Trends in Websites


Your website is frequently the first impression you make on your constituents. If it was designed before the days of smartphones, or especially if it was designed before the prevalence of wireless internet, you could have some work ahead if you want to make that impression a lasting one. Luckily, you don't always need to start from scratch. There are a few small changes you can make to give your website relevance in 2015.


Should you approach mobile with responsive design, a mobile site, or a mobile app? What are the latest features in CRM's? How can you be found on search engines? We'll cover all of these questions and more as well look at the latest trends in web design, and define what's worth investing in, and what's just a flash in the pan.


Presented by:

Eric Leland @ Five Paths LLC

Angela Tripp @


Wednesday, March 24th

10am PST / 11am MST / 12am CST / 1pm EST


Cost: Free!


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For questions about these trainings, please contact Brian Rowe of Northwest Justice Project at or (206) 395-6094 or through chat.

This training will be recorded for later posting on LSNTAP.orgs website and YouTube Channel.



Thanks to our friends at Idealware we have a new five part video series on good website design focused on looking at your existing site and improving it. To go along with these videos we have five worksheets that will help you evaluate how your website does in the different areas. 

Defining Your Website Goals

This video starts you determining and prioritizing your goals. It gives a few tips on how you can find out what your goals are and how to optimize your homepage to reflect that.

Defining Your Website Worksheet

Is Your Site Usable?

This video is covers things like determining exactly who you want the site to be usable for, formatting tips, and how to determine how usable your site is to begin with.

Is Your Site Usable Worksheet

Improving Your Website's Accessibility

This videos outlines all the things you should consider to make your website as accessible  as possible. It also suggests a lot of great tools for helping determine how accessible your site really is.

Improving Your Website's Accessibility Worksheet

Auditing Your Website's Design, Content, and Forms

This video looks at what your website tells your visitors about you. It delves into specifics of things like how to how to design forms and things to consider 

Auditing Your Website Worksheet

Optimizing Your Website for Search Engines

This video helps you help search engines find your site faster. It explains how search engines work how to make a search friendly site, and mentions Google Grants.

Optimizing Your Website Worksheet




0:00:00 folder manipulation and management
0:07:00 search/filter
0:14:12 Quick Access Toolbar
0:17:37 People Pane
0:20:10 Conversation View
0:25:50 Quick Steps
0:30:00 Auto Create
0:33:40 Q&A: Printing PDFs from email
0:35:45 Q&A: Assigning Color to emails
0:40:25 Calender 
1:05:40 Q&A: Calendar sharing
1:11:14 Q&A: Changing the Order of Contacts
1:15:22 Q&A: Calendar View
1:16:00 Q&A: What/Where is the Journal Function
1:19:00 Q&A: Import/Export Contact Groups

Today we hosted a webinar where we went over the intricacies in some of the basic functions in Outlook.

The topics we covered included.

  • Good organizational practices.

  • Efficient sorting and searching of mail.

  • The importance of right clicking

  • How to customize the interface to suit your needs

  • The importance of categories

  • How to use the Calendar

  • How to manage and organize contacts

  • and much more

Learning and using these skills will help us all spend less time getting more done with Outlook.

The recording of the webinar will be posted early next week, A detailed training guide can be found at the Outlook training PDF, next week a video of the session will be uploaded.



We have set our training calendar for the year and the topics.  Please mark your calendars now.  All Trainings are Free to attend.

Time: 1 PM Eastern, 12 PM Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific

Length: 90 minutes


March 4th , Outlook Tips and Tricks - Rylander Consulting

March 25th -  Made to Be Modern: Current Trends in Websites - Idealware

April 8th , OneNote - Rylander Consulting

June 3rd  PowerPoint Basics - Rylander Consulting

June 24th   50 Tech Tips for Getting you Started on Summer Projects –

July 15th Process Mapping for Civil Legal Services: Small Investments with a Big Impact! –

August 19th Next Generation Advocacy and Advocate Training Tools –

Sept 9th  - Cultural Competency and Legal Technology: Considerations and Best Practices –

Sep 16th  - Understanding Document Assembly - Idealware

October 14th -  Virtual and Remote Pro Bono Legal Services Models: A Special National Pro Bono Celebration Webinar - 

Oct 21st  – Excel Tips and Techniques Intro – Rylander Consulting

Nov 11th - Visualization Through Dashboards - Idealware

All training will be recorded and posted to our YouTube Channel:

PS: These dates are all Wednesdays

Additional information will be posted to the as it becomes available.


LSC will be updating their site with 2015 TIG Conference Session Materials. Here is the Conference Book with all the sessions and discriptions:

LSC has released the first set of slide decks and some videos of popular sessions.

If the session you are looking for isn't posted yet, keep checking back as LSC will continue to update this site.