Professional Conduct Rules Require Technological Competence?

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Peter F. Habein and Pamela C. Garman
Attorneys cannot simply plead ignorance and refuse to understand the ways technology alters both their practice and their clients’ lives.

Attorneys cannot simply plead ignorance and refuse to understand the ways technology alters both their practice and their clients’ lives.

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Technology permeates nearly every aspect of both work lawyers perform and matters that clients bring to lawyers. As technology evolves, so too do an attorney’s ethical duties. Attorneys who hate technology and refuse to understand how it influences the practice of law risk running aground on rocky ethical shores and jeopardizing client matters entrusted to them.

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