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Procertas - Technology Training and Assessment for Lawyers: Skills Covered in Each Module

An introduction and guide to using Procertas, a tool for learning and practicing tasks in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat that are commonly needed in legal practice.

Bluebooking Modules 1 & 2

Bluebooking 1 Assessment

Basic training, aimed at 1Ls but is a good review of how to cite the most-used types of legal resources.

  • Long Form Case Citations
    • Multiple court levels, print and electronic other variations
  • Citing Agency Reports
  • Citing Newspaper Articles
  • Citing Books
  • Citing Law Review Articles
  • Citing Law Review Notes
  • Short-Form Case Citation

Bluebooking 2 Assessment

More in-depth, focus is on scholarly legal writing for journal and law review students.

  • Case Name Abbreviations
  • Titles of Judges and Officials
  • Parenthetical Information Regarding Cases
  • Numerals and Symbols
  • Citation Sentences and Clauses
  • Short Citation Forms
  • Short Forms for Cases
  • Months
  • Typeface Conventions for Citations
  • Explanatory Phrases
  • Periodical Materials—Newspapers
  • Abbreviations, Numerals and Symbols/United States Jurisdictions
  • Periodical Materials—Basic Citation Forms
  • Capitalization
  • Introductory Signals
  • Pages, Footnotes, Endnotes, and Graphical Materials
  • Order of Parentheticals
  • Capitalization/Titles of Judges and Officials
  • Structure and Use of Citations/Typeface Conventions for Citations
  • Parallel Case Citations
  • Related Authority Abbreviations


PowerPoint Assessment

  • Insert Slide
  • Duplicate Slide
  • Copy and Paste Slide Content
  • Insert and Format Text Box
  • Insert and Format Image
  • Align Text
  • Insert and Format Callout
  • Insert and Format Video
  • Trim Video and Set Playback Options
  • Add and Format Transitions
  • Add and Format Animation
  • Change Slide Size
  • Insert Footers
  • Save or Export to PDF

Word Contracts

Word Contract Assessment:

  • Track Changes and Comments
  • Find & Replace
  • Non-breaking Space
  • Apply Styles
  • Insert/Update Cross References
  • Insert Hyperlink
  • Modify Styles
  • Format Font & Paragraph
  • Copy and Paste Text
  • Insert Page Breaks
  • Using Section Breaks to Control Footers
  • Remove Metadata
  • Compare Documents


EXCEL Assessment

  • Copy and Rename Worksheet
  • Format Cells
  • Insert Column
  • Remove Duplicates
  • Use Sort and Filter
  • Build Division Formula & Use Autofill
  • Resize Column Width
  • Build MAX and MIN Functions
  • Build countlf Function
  • Build SUMIF Function
  • Build Multiplication Formula
  • Build Division Formula
  • Create Formula Using Multiplication and Subtraction
  • Prepare Worksheet for Printing
  • Sort Data
  • Insert Pivot Table (filtered and grouped)
  • Create PivotChart


PDF Assessment

  • Word to PDF
  • Excel to PDF
  • Recognize Text (OCR)
  • Extract Page
  • Highlight Text
  • Redact
  • Create PDF from multiple files
  • Footer/Page No.
  • Create Bookmark
  • Create Internal Link
  • Remove Links & Hidden Info, Keep Bookmarks
  • Password Protect

Word Brief

Word Brief Assessment:

  • View Navigation Pane, Select and Update Headings
  • Modify Heading Style Using the Navigation Pane
  • Generate Table of Contents Using Styles
  • Generate and Modify Table of Authorities
  • Mark Citations and Update Table of Authorities
  • Format Tab Stops
  • Use Window/Orphan Control
  • Insert Non-Breaking Hyphen
  • Insert Section Break
  • Insert and Format Shape
  • Convert Text to Table
  • Format Table Using the Table Layout Ribbon
  • Format Page Numbers
  • Export or Save as PDF

Word Memo

Word Memo Module (Trainer rather than Assessment)

  • Apply Heading Style
  • Change Margins
  • Insert Footnotes
  • Insert Image
  • Modify Footer
  • Format Tab Stops
  • Using Window and Orphan Control
  • Non-Breaking Hyphen
  • Insert Section Break
  • Change Page Orientation
  • Insert Table
  • Format Table
  • Insert Page Numbers
  • Export or Save as PDF