Friday, August 05, 2005

Training Trial Lawyers

Dennis Kennedy at Between Lawyers says:
I wanted to see how the task force (the American Bar Association Section of Litigation's REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON TRAINING THE TRIAL LAWYER) report Ernie referred to covered the topic of technology, so I did a search of the PDF file for the term "PowerPoint." There were zero occurrences.


I'm not sure what this means for law firm IT departments. One of the important roles of law firm IT departments is training and litigation support. Not only do we make sure the internet, network, and email system are working, we also make sure lawyers and staff know how to make applications work so they can do their job (or do their job better).

While I know PowerPoint does not a good trial lawyer make, I wonder if making sure they know how to use Word, Lexis, Westlaw, TimeMatters, etc is all we need to do.

1 Comments:

Blogger DonSurber said...

Better off training monkeys

10:33 AM  

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