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Legal Technology Training at UMKC School of Law

Legal training opportunities for UMKC Law Students.


To build a strong foundation in legal tech skills, it is imperative that you master important tools like Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, case management systems, etc. These tools are essential for lawyers, and we want you to become proficient in using them.

The following are some of the opportunities UMKC Law Students.

  1. Legal Technology Assessment (Procetas): these trainings feature short modules targeting specific skills like Word memo, drafting, Excel etc.
  2. Legal Technology Certificates (NSLT): the certificate programs require a longer commitment. They provide students with an opportunity to master general legal technology programs as well as e-discovery tools. 

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Legal Technology Assessment

We’ve partnered with Procertas – a comprehensive platform that provides immersive and practical training for lawyers. This training covers a range of essential legal skills, including contract writing, memo composition, brief preparation, and professional presentation creation. Each module is supplemented by a trainer and assessment component, allowing you to build on your existing skillset.

These modules are available as assignments in existing courses. Students will be required to achieve a minimum proficiency level determined by the instructor in the following modules:

  • Word contract
  • Word brief
  • Word memo
  • Excel for law
  • PDF for law
  • PowerPoint

Time Commitment:

The time to complete this assignment varies by student. However, the following are the average times necessary to complete each module:

Average time to complete Procertas modules

Legal Technlogy Certificate

Legal Technology Certificate

Law students must navigate a digital-first legal landscape, requiring not only traditional legal acumen but also technical proficiency. The Legal Technology Certificate is our proactive educational response. II equips students with essential skills in digital tools and technologies reshaping legal practice. With a focus on applications from document management to case organization, this certificate ensures that graduates are practice-ready, enabling them to seamlessly transition into modern legal environments and excel from day one.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Master document preparation and management using Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office.
  2. Gain proficiency in legal practice management software like Clio and CaseMap.
  3. Develop advanced research and evidence organization skills with tools like CloudNine Concordance and TimeMap.
  4. Learn to create powerful presentations for court and client meetings with PowerPoint, enhancing persuasive communication.
  5. Understand the essentials of cloud-based collaboration using Google Workspaces and Microsoft Teams, preparing for modern legal teamwork.


The certificate process requires students to complete training modules on 12 different software programs chosen from the list of 25 available courses. Each software title is broken into several 5 - 10-minute modules. This allows students to complete the certificate at their own pace and as their own time schedule allows.

Document Creation and Editing:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • DocX Tools
  • Excel 2019
  • Kofax Power PDF Advanced 3
  • Microsoft Word 2019
  • OneNote for Office 365
  • Payne Numbering Assistant 11
  • PowerPoint 2019
  • WordRake

Document Management and Collaboration:

  • Best Authority 5
  • iManage Work 10 Desktop
  • Litera Workshare Compare 10.8
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetDocuments & NDOffice
  • Outlook 2019

Legal Practice Management:

  • CaseMap 13
  • Clio
  • CloudNine Concordance
  • TimeMap 6
  • TrialDirector 6

Operating System:

  • Windows 10 Pro

Communication Platforms:

  • Google Workspaces
  • Zoom 5.5

Time Commitment:

The time to complete this certificate varies by student. However, We recommend that you dedicate 3 to 6 hours per week.


EDiscovery Technology Certificate

EDiscovery Technology Certificate

The eDiscovery Technology Certificate is a joint initiative by the Association of E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and the National Society for Legal Technology (NSLT). This program offers practical training tailored specifically for law students looking to gain a competitive edge in the evolving legal field. This focused program offers in-depth, practical training in the latest e-discovery software, crucial for managing the increasingly digital nature of legal evidence.

Key takeaways:

  1. Acquire a deep understanding of electronic discovery processes, mastering the use of e-discovery tools like Concordance Desktop and DISCO.
  2. Develop expertise in sophisticated case analysis techniques using software like CaseMap and TextMap.
  3. Gain practical experience in trial preparation and evidence presentation, learning to use tools like Sanction for impactful courtroom presentations.
  4. Enhance research and evidence management skills with the application of advanced e-discovery software like Everlaw and VenioOne.
  5. Expand knowledge in eDiscovery technology through ACEDS Lecture Videos.


The certificate process requires members to complete all modules and pass all knowledge checks on the courses listed below. Each module is broken into several 5 - 10-minute modules. This allows students to complete the certificate at their own pace and as their own time schedule allows.

Legal Case Analysis and Management:

  • CaseMap
  • TextMap
  • TimeMap

These programs are designed for managing, analyzing, and visualizing various aspects of legal cases, including evidence and timelines.

Electronic Discovery and Document Review:

  • Concordance Desktop
  • Everlaw
  • VenioOne

These tools are used for handling electronic discovery processes, providing functionalities for document review, data processing, and legal document management.

Trial Presentation and Litigation Support:

  • Sanction

This software is specifically designed to assist in the presentation of evidence and materials during trials.

Educational and Training Resources:

  • ACEDS Lecture Videos

Time Commitment:

The time to complete this certificate varies by student. However, We recommend that you dedicate 3 to 6 hours per week.

How to Register?

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ayyoub Ajmi, Director of Legal Innovation and Technology at or call (816) 235-2633.

If you are interested, you can register using the form below:

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