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Procertas Legal Tech Assessment: Start Here

The Legal Tech Assessment: Self-Paced Training

About the Procertas Legal Technology Assessment

Working remotely? Preparing your own documents? Welcome to law in the 2020s. The Legal Tech Assessment is here to help you get past competency to mastery. Free up room for lawyering, spend less time on non-billable work, and impress your colleagues and family.

All Lewis & Clark Law School students, faculty, and staff now have access to the Procertas Legal Technology Assessment (LTA). The LTA is made up of assessment and training modules that enable students to become "practice ready" in Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat — the basic tools of most lawyers' trade. Gain confidence that you've mastered the skills that will help you prepare legal documents efficiently before walking into a new position.

Need to register?
See our How to Register tab on this guide. (Hint: look for your Procertas welcome email.)

Logging in

Log in to Procertas at https://ltaweb.azurewebsites.net using your lclark.edu email and the password you created at Procertas registration. Forgot your password? Go to the restore your Procertas password page. 

Where to begin

Take the Tutorial. It will show you the basic process used in every LTA module:

  1. Download one or more target documents
  2. Edit these documents per the task instructions presented in the browser window
  3. Save the edited documents
  4. Upload the documents to be graded.

 

Screenshot: Procertas Contact Us form (name, email, subject, message)Need help? 

Procertas

  • Email Procertas Support
    Please start here if you have trouble registering or logging in, technical questions, and troubleshooting
  • Visit Procertas Support: User guide and Frequently Asked Questions

We're Here to Help

  • Start at our own LC Law-specific FAQ tab
  • Contact a Boley Librarian
    Be sure to start here if you need a registration link. Email lawlib@lclark.edu, call the reference desk, or use the chat button on this page. For most other LTA assistance, there's a very good chance we'll refer you to Procertas support. They are the experts and can access your account, have quick turnaround, and even are available on weekends.

Using the LTA

The LTA is self-paced and geared to helping you become proficient in the specific tasks done by lawyers dozens of times every day. From mastering styles in Word, sorting data in Excel, and redacting text in PDF (and, yeah, this is important), you will quickly gain proficiency beyond that of most legal professionals.

(Need a copy of Office or Acrobat? Wondering if it works on your computer (Mac/Windows, yes; iOS/Android... no)? See the FAQ, below.)

Unlike most trainings, Procertas LTA is built on an active learning, self-directed, competency-based approach. For every task you'll download a file, work on it in Word/Excel/Adobe Acrobat, then upload the file. LTA pinpoints areas where training is needed, and then the training module shows you step-by-step how to perform that task. In a very short time you'll quickly be able to focus on the skills you've yet to acquire.

It's easy:

  1. Take one of the Assessment modules in Word, Excel, or PDF (and no worries if you get stumped on these — only about 1% of associates, law firm staff, and law students achieve a Qualified score on their first attempt)
  2. Run the quick Training modules in any areas you missed, as many times as you wish
  3. Retake the Assessment module

OR..

Skip the Assessment for now, and jump right into the Training module. It's not a test! When you're ready take the Assessment and earn your badge.

Digital badges for your resume and LinkedIn

Once you've successfully complete a LTA module you will receive a digital badge indicating that you are a Certified Operator of Basic Office Technology (COBOT). You can list these certifications on your resume and add the digital badges to your LinkedIn profile.

COBOT Badge for PDF COBOT Badge for PDF COBOT Badge for PDF

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