Tech Competency - What is it?
Lawyers, law librarians, legal technologists, and others have tried to define Legal Technology Competency for the past decade. While we have come up with a number of lists, and some platform vendors have developed tech competency curricula, we still lack a way to look at tech competency in a holistic, programmatic way. To solve this problem, the Faculty at the Georgia State College of Law Legal Analytics and Innovation Initiative have developed a new graduated, topical model to examine and develop tech competency.
The model itself has three distinct features - BASE Skills, topical quadrants, and graduated levels. These features work together to help users establish basic technological competencies, as well as recognize that legal professionals will have differing requirements of competency depending on their current position or future career aspirations.