Legal Learning

Trailblazing Legal Tech Training Alliance Formed

LTC4 (the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition) was launched almost 14 years ago to set a global standard for legal technology proficiency. For providers of legal technology training, it offers a set of 10 workflow-based Learning Plans designed to ensure that the training delivered achieves competence, regardless of the technology in use. 

For clients who work with external training providers, 2024 sees the launch of a new LTC4 alliance spearheaded by Claire Revell, CEO of Intellek. Four established and well-respected legal tech training companies—Intellek, iTrain Legal, Savvy Training, and Harbor—have formed the initial LTC4 Vendor Alliance.

As part of the new alliance, vendors will meet quarterly to exchange ideas, discuss client projects and feedback, and develop cooperative approaches to serving the legal industry. Claire Revell will also attend LTC4 Board Meetings to provide insights on behalf of all vendors and ensure open communication around  LTC4's upcoming plans and changes. 

"This alliance fundamentally transforms the traditional client-vendor relationship. By working hand-in-hand with LTC4, we can deliver truly excellent competency training and certification outcomes to the legal industry. This will have a positive impact for all parties involved - clients, vendors, LTC4, and the future of the legal industry. I'm extremely proud to be leading this initiative to transform how approved training  vendors serve the legal industry," said Revell "working closely with fellow providers, we will offer a simplified  and more collaborative approach that benefits the entire legal ecosystem." 

The launch of this unprecedented vendor alliance marks a turning point for LTC4 and the future of legal technology competency training and certification, according to LTC4 Board member Robert Karwic. "For the first time, we are bringing together the leading vendors in the legal tech training space and getting them to work hand-in-hand with each other and LTC4," said Karwic. "This level of collaboration and transparency is  unprecedented and will lead to better technological competency outcomes for law firms and legal  departments seeking certification." 

Additionally, the LTC4 website has been overhauled to streamline explanations of approved vendors and include a comparison chart outlining exactly how each vendor’s offering matches specific LTC4 Core Competencies. Each organisation has chosen which Learning Plans it will offer its clients and what methodology it will use, from in-person, virtual, and e-learning to video. 

With the new vendor alliance in place, the four approved LTC4 vendors may now sell the Core Competencies Framework, as well as their associated training materials and related assessment solutions, directly to law firms and legal departments seeking certification. This simplified procurement pathway makes the certification process much easier for buyers to navigate. 

The launch of the LTC4 Vendor Alliance signifies a new era of collaboration and transparency between technology providers seeking to advance competency across the legal sector. By bringing together the top training vendors to cooperate closely with LTC4, this pioneering initiative streamlines procurement, enhances training quality and simplifies the certification process for law firms and legal departments.

Working closely with LTC4’s Board of Directors, the new Alliance will allow law firms to reassure their clients that their attorneys and support staff are competent in their use of technology, including the security of their data. LTC4 Certification remains the only global industry standard. The 10 Learning Plans have been updated for 2024 to ensure they reflect current law firm workflows regardless of the applications in use. 

Through cooperative partnerships between vendors and alignment on education standards, the LTC4  Vendor Alliance removes friction and barriers to adopting critical legal technologies. This rising tech tide will lift the entire legal industry to new heights of efficiency, capabilities, and client service - cementing technology competence as a vital component of the profession’s future.
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