D. Casey Flaherty

For many years, it was hard to find a paragraph about lawyers and technology without seeing a reference to Casey Flaherty, who was one of the first lawyers to start talking about why lawyers must be able to use technology competently. At the time he was a lawyer for Kia, tired of seeing lawyers billing for time wasted creating legal documents and crafting poorly constructed documents. So he created the Legal Tech Assessment to grade lawyers’ ability to perform basic tasks with basic tools like Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat. It transformed the industry and the conversation about what clients should expect from their lawyers.

The Legal Tech Assessment became Procertas, a training and assessment tool that is now used by more than 100 law schools and dozens of law firms and other organizations.

Published on January 6th, 2022, by Sam Glover.