Legal Tech Training Vendors Join Trailblazing New LTC4 Alliance

It is almost 14 years since LTC4 (the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition) was launched 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 achieved competence, regardless of the technology in use.

For those 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 have formed the initial LTC4 Vendor Alliance – Intellek, iTrain Legal, Savvy Training, and Harbor.

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 organization has chosen which Learning Plans it will offer its clients and what methodology it will use from in-person, virtual and e-learning through to video.

With the new vendor alliance in place, the four approved LTC4 vendors now may sell the Core Competencies Framework, as well as their associated training materials and related assessments 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.

About iTrain Legal

iTrain Legal are technology training experts providing support for law firms globally and helping them to make the most efficient use of their technology and systems. With a dedicated team of legal IT training consultants and a suite of digital training products, iTrain can assist with change management projects as well as ensuring law firms are using their existing technology in the most productive manner. For more information about how iTrain can assist your firm, visit www.itrainlegal.co.uk.

About LTC4:

The Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) establishes legal technology standards and certifies law firms and legal departments that demonstrate proficiency in these core competencies. Through certification, LTC4 aims to drive technology fluency and skills development in the legal sector. www.ltc4.org

 

 

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