GSU Legal Tech Competency Model

GSU Legal Tech Competency Model

Is 2023 the year of tech competency?  We hear the phrase more and more but haven’t made much progress.  We KNOW tech competency is necessary, and that it definitely involves some skills, but what those skills are seems to depend on who you are talking to and where you are talking to them.  Is it Word styles?  Is it cyber security?  What about pivot tables, or billing, or document management systems?  How are we letting students out of law school without the ability to [fill in tech skill or area here?]

What if the "list" is actually quite a bit smaller than we make it out to be? In the spirit of the Delta  and I model lawyer, what if a technology competent lawyer changes depending on job, practice area, practice size, and a whole host of other criteria?  In this presentation, we will present a framework for examining tech competency that allows for different levels of competency.  By organizing tech competencies into levels we have identified as BASE, Know, Integrate, and Create, course developers at all levels can more effectively plan curriculum in any classroom environment, from individual sessions to large scale tech education programs. 

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Patrick Parsons
Executive Director of the Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative, Associate Director for Legal Technology & Innovation