How are the LTC4 Core Competencies established?
The LTC4 process follows this path:
- Define core competencies needed by anyone in law firm organization
- Define generic and firm specific best practices associated with each core competency
- Select types of applications that represent the most common ones used by law firms (document production, document management, time and billing, spreadsheets, etc.), and define these as the core applications
- Arrange the core competencies by workflows (or Learning Plans) and define different workflows for attorneys and staff
- Assign LTC4 steering committee members to workflow pods to expand and validate all functionality associated with each workflow
- Create scenarios as the basis for the core competency workflow
The available workflows are competencies for both staff and attorneys.
- Legal Documents
- Managing Documents and E-mails
- Collaborating with Others: E-Mailing and Sharing Documents
- Time and Billing
- Road Warriors
- Data, Reports and Exhibits
- Working with Clients (CRM)
The scope of LTC4 Core Competencies:
These workflows will be continuously updated, refined and new ones will be created by the Steering Group Members.
In-house counsel need to have IT skills to improve their productivity and collaboration with outside counsel.
The group has agreed to extend the competencies to law schools and legal departments.
Law schools should be producing prospective associates with suitable skill levels to become productive as soon as they join a law firm.