Friday, January 25, 2013

Technology expectations as described by lawyers

I've noted a flurry of articles and blog posts around the issue of lawyers and their familiarity with technology issues, specifically social media and Microsoft Office software. Some say young attorneys should know how to post on social media and monitor different feeds. Some say their job is to learn how to be lawyers first. Some say they should know how to use software efficiently enough to sort lists in Excel and do first draft word processing.

I also found a post about librarians and skill development, and thought it fit with the general theme.

Open Letter to New Lawyer: You should be dragging me into the 21st century not the other way around
by Carolyn Elefant on January 17, 2013

Open Letter to Senior Lawyer: I’m Not a Tech Expert
by Josh Camson on January 23, 2013

An Open Letter to Lawyers Young and Old
3 Geeks and a Law Blog
Ryan McClead

As part of beauty contests, Kia Motors' corporate counsel tests associates to assess technology skills.
By Monica Bay
Tech Drive
Law Technology News
December 1, 2012

Kia Motors Tests Outside Counsel Tech Skills (part I)
By D. Casey Flaherty
Law Technology News
January 24, 2013

Kia Motors Tests Outside Counsel Tech Skills, Part II
By D. Casey Flaherty
Law Technology News
January 25, 2013

The Skill Development Disconnect in Law Libraries
by Connie Crosby
Slaw: Canada's online legal magazine.
January 14, 2013

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