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Digital Transformation of Legal Services: From Continuous Improvement to Disruption

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Course description

Digital Transformation of Legal Services: From Continuous Improvement to Disruption

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Northwestern University.

Nearly every industry across the globe is being driven to adopt digital processes and tools in one way or another. Digital transformation has become inevitable, but for the legal industry, the push to innovate has been slow. Legal culture, business models, and firm structures have, until now, followed a history of tradition. But as data and technology rises within industries, firms will need to adapt to meet the demands of an evolving digital world.

Start your journey towards innovation with theDigital Transformation of Legal Servicesonline short course from Northwestern Pritzker Law. This six-week course starts by exploring the technological forces driving change in the legal-services industry before taking an in-depth look into the way these technologies solve business'll learn about the potential of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning and natural language processing, to improve legal-services delivery. With this holistic overview,you'll discover other disciplines and frameworks to create an ecosystem for innovation in the legal services industry. Walk away from this outcomes-based course with the insight and tools to drive change and deliver superior legal services to your customers.

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Who should attend?

Is this course for you?

This course has been developed for junior- to senior-level lawyers working in the legal industry, as well as other legal professionals who want insight into the technological trends impacting their industry. Those looking to prepare for current and future changes will be able to gain the required skills, frameworks, and knowledge to adapt their firms and services, and harness the power of technology to optimize their businesses.

Individual consultants and change-management specialists will also benefit from learning to better assist legal firms in building a case for digital transformation.

Training content

Course curriculum

Discover ways to digitally transform your firm as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

The evolving legal industry

Module 2

AI and other technology in legal services

Module 3

Creating an ecosystem for innovation: Processes and people

Module 4

Data-driven law: Data analytics and quantitative prediction

Module 5

Developing and evaluating data analytics and artificial intelligence

Module 6

Creating a business case

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 6-8 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

About the certificate

Learn how to innovate your legal services and earn an official certificate of completion from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you'll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course,you'll walk away with:

  • A functional understanding of how technology is driving change within the legal industry, and how such forces can be leveraged to optimize business.
  • The ability to harness process methods and project management tools to create an ecosystem for successful innovation.
  • The skills to evaluate how data-driven decision making and AI can improve legal-services delivery.
  • A real-world business case for using innovation, data-driven insights, AI, and technology to improve the legal-services delivery in your firm.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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