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AALL Spectrum / November/December 2019 / Volume 24, No. 2

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20 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG W hen we consider just how central data and technolo- gy are to the legal profession, it becomes increasingly imperative to distinguish between data literacy and data competency. Data literate legal professionals under- stand that data analysis can help them make smarter decisions, are comfortable interacting with data, and occasionally use data-based insights to create a strategic advantage in a legal or business context. Law librarians and knowledge managers, for example, need data literacy given the nature of the work they do, and there is an increasing expectation that lawyers be data literate as well. DATA DATA PROMOTING COMPETENCY IN LAW FIRMS HOW LAW LIBRARIANS CAN LEAD THE CHARGE TO HELP FIRMS MASTER DATA ANALYTICS AND NEW LEGAL TECHNOLOGIES. BY JOSH BECKER

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