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Georgia State Legal Tech Competency Model

A guide discussing models and definitions of Legal Technology Competency


This model organizes the universe of legal tech into topical quadrants. This organization is ambitious and intentionally fluid. However, the purpose is not as much to define bright line categories but instead to help users think through their training, skills, and curriculum in a more topically oriented way. This allows users to re-evaluate their current efforts and identify new, overlooked areas.  

These quadrants include: 

  • Practice Technology - Tools that assist in the fundamental tasks of the practice of law. These include office applications, e-discovery, practice management, document management, filing systems, knowledge management, competitive intelligence, cyber security, and collaboration 

  • Data - Focuses on data-driven decision-making and data skills. Data literacy, coding skills, data products, and projects 

  • Automation & Efficiency - Focus on the processes of technology. Includes tools and topics that allow for streamlining or practices and processing. Topics include things like process improvement, document automation, process automation 

  • Emerging Tech - Technology that is transforming how the law is practiced. Topics include AI, Apps, Entrepreneurship 

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