Are clients paying excessive legal fees because lawyers lack essential computer skills? A study conducted by D. Casey Flaherty, a corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, answers the question in the affirmative, reports the ABA Journal. To determine computer skills of associates at law firms, Flaherty created a test consisting of mock assignments assessing technical ability using four common office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat. Done correctly – i.e., utilizing some basic, built-in functions of those programs – each assignment should take less than 20 minutes. On the other hand, done incorrectly, the assignment takes more than five hours to complete.