Legal Training and Assessment: Programs and Resources to Supercharge Your Legal Tech Skills
12 August, 2021
Understanding technology is a valuable skill for lawyers. When lawyers struggle with technology, time and resources that could be better utilized are wasted.
Are you still spending too much time struggling with Word and not enough time creating great legal documents? It might be time to get some training!
Technology training will help you accomplish the tasks you have today, and it will also help you identify opportunities for improvement in the future. With ongoing training, you will start looking for solutions before you’re frustrated, overwhelmed, and out of time. This will lead to tailored solutions, better results, and a more rewarding experience.
Training and Assessment Programs and Providers
a. Custom Training and Consulting
- Affinity Consulting Group – Practice optimization, tech selection, implementation, and training
- LawTech Partners – Tech selection, implementation, and training
- Savvy Training – Tech training and consulting
b. Technology Skills Assessment and Training
- Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) – Assessment and training through coalition of legal tech providers
- TutorPro – Custom in-application assessment and training
c. Develop Your Own Training Program with this Guidance
- Designing Technology Training Programs that Work
- Structure and Style: Eight Tips for Better Training Material
On-Demand Training Tutorials and CLEs for Using MS Word Effectively
a. Using MS Word Effectively
- How to Get the Most Out of Word – Overview of MS Word tips, tricks, and customizations for legal practice
- Chicago Bar Association – On-demand tutorials on time-saving aspects of MS Word in the “How To Video Library”
- Wizardry in Microsoft Word – On-demand CLE by Chelsey Lambert
- TeachUComp, Inc. – On-demand CLE on MS Word for lawyers (and Library)
b. Ethics Related to Technology and Effective Use of MS Word
- How to Comply with the Duty of Technology Competence – Recorded live for the Chicago Bar Association on May 5, 2020
- Learning the Tools of the Trade – Recorded live for LiteraTV on April 30, 2020
Follow Workflow-Driven Legal Industry Guidance for Training
- The Effectiveness Project – a cross-functional, multi-national, industry wide collaboration with LTC4 intended to make the document drafting process knowable and repeatable and offer a variety of free and low-cost tools to improve the process
- Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry Alliance – a collaboration trying to create a “common language” for describing different aspects of legal matters and develop interoperability standards for technology
It is never too late to learn something new! When lawyers become more proficient with technology and document creation, they save time and provide more value for their firm and clients. Improving your skills is a win for the whole team.
Ready for more Word tips, tutorials, and videos specifically for lawyers? You can get the full Lawyer’s Guide for free below.