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Introducing the Legal Technology Assessment from Procertas

by Duquesne Center for Legal Information on 2019-01-09T08:24:00-05:00 | Comments

The Legal Technology Assessment (LTA) by Procertas teaches faculty, staff, and students how to properly utilize Word, Excel, and PDF. The ability to work with programs such as Word and Excel at a high degree of proficiency is an essential part of becoming a practice-ready attorney. These trainings were developed by a former in-house counsel to Kia Motors, who saw that lawyers often lacked the required level of proficiency in working with office technology. 

The LTA trainings are designed to focus on the sorts of tasks that are common in a legal environment. There are both traditional teaching videos as well as active learning exercises. For the active learning exercises, the user downloads a document and performs the required tasks while being timed. Users who complete the LTA will become qualified as "Certified Operators of Basic Office Technology." 

Duquesne Law faculty, staff, and students should have received an email with their user name and password. Once you have that information, you can login to Procertas.

Below is a listing of the specific sorts of skills that you may learn using this software. If you have any further questions, please contact Julie Tedjeske.


Accept/Turn-off changes and comments
Cut & Paste
Replace text
Format text
Insert hyperlink
Apply/Modify style
Insert/Update cross-references
Insert page break
Insert non-breaking space
Clean document properties
Create comparison document


Copy/Rename worksheet
Insert column
Format column width
Format text
Remove duplicates
Prepare to print


Convert Word & Excel documents to PDF
Create single PDF from multiple files
Recognize text (OCR)
Extract page
Highlight text
Redact information
Insert footer
Create bookmark
Create internal link
Remove hidden Info
Password protect





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