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Hi-Tech: Balancing technology competence with legal work | Luigi Benetton

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 9:15 AM | By Luigi Benetton

Are you having difficulty deciding how much lawyers need to know about their technology? You aren’t alone.

Joanne Humber, a U.K.-based technology skills consultant, interviewed the person who runs a law firm’s document production department. “She said: ‘That’s all fine, we’ll do it. But sometimes what they present us with is so bad that we’re wasting time.’ ”

“The lawyers don’t have enough knowledge to give document production people something in reasonably good condition,” said Humber. “The specialists spend too much time correcting basic errors.”...