Why Tech Skills Are Your Ethical Duty

Law360, Chicago (October 6, 2016, 8:25 PM EDT) -- Lawyers aren’t known as the tech-savviest of professionals, but in the ABA’s view, you do have a duty to your clients to have at least a little know-how. Here, experts discuss the ethical obligation of technological competence and what it means for you.

Last week Florida became the 25th state to acknowledge that attorneys have an ethical duty to maintain technological competence by adopting a version of the American Bar Association’s amendment to Model Rule 1.1, which lays out a lawyer’s ethical duty of competence.

The ABA model rule notes that lawyers must engage in study and education to "keep abreast...

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