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New SmartDraw Legal Training Program Gives Attorneys, Paralegals a Jump Start on Creating Compelling Legal Graphics

New SmartDraw Legal Training Program Gives Attorneys, Paralegals a Jump Start on Creating Compelling Legal Graphics

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2007 today announced the launch of the SmartDraw Legal Certified Trainers program, which helps legal professionals get a jump-start on creating clear, compelling graphics with the SmartDraw Legal Edition. The SmartDraw Legal Training program is being offered through Thomas Edison State College, School of Professional and Continuing Studies by Professor Thomas F. Goldman, a training expert, attorney and professor, with the support of

"SmartDraw is the most intuitive program I've ever used, but even so, some users need a little extra help to get started," said Professor Goldman, who initiated the program. "We show users how the program works, how it's laid out and provide valuable information on practical applications to helps the typical user."

The SmartDraw Legal Edition 2008 -- released in September -- is the first program that automates the task of creating legal graphics including crime scene diagrams, trial graphics, accident reconstruction, evidence charts, flowcharts and much more. According to Goldman, the training program is enjoying great success.

"People are falling in love with SmartDraw Legal," said Goldman. "They are very excited about the opportunity to develop compelling graphics that go way beyond PowerPoint. The enthusiasm is electric."

Unlike other graphics programs that present users with a blank screen and rely on users to draw, SmartDraw Legal Edition uses templates tailored to each specific type of diagram -- such as a flowchart. Users enter their information and SmartDraw does the rest: laying out the correct illustration automatically using built-in rules and professional design themes to guarantee polished, presentation-quality results in just a few minutes.

If users are interested in the training program, they can contact the SmartDraw sales department at 1-800-768-3729. Users can download a free trial of SmartDraw Legal Edition 2008 from the company's website (, and may also purchase online. Individual licenses start at $ 449. The company also provides variety of options for multiple-seat licenses, including an annual subscription agreement for department-level or company-wide usage starting at $ 2,495.

Users can also contact the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Thomas Edison State College at 609-777-5642 or online at WWW.TESC.EDU

About is the creator of the SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software and the first program that makes it possible for ordinary computer users to create presentation-quality business graphics in five minutes or less. Each year more than two million people install and use SmartDraw and the company counts more than half of the members of the Fortune 500 as loyal customers.

Founded in 1994, is privately-held and based in San Diego, CA. In addition to SmartDraw 2008 for general business and home use, the company also offers SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions which include graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. For more information on the company or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit

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