Technology Competence: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

  • Technology Competence

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  • Event Type: Webinar

The issue of "Technology Competence" has recently come to the fore in California when the State Bar Board of Trustees recently approved an amendment to Rule 1.1 (Duty to Perform Legal Services with Competence) to include a comment that clarifies that a lawyer's professional competence includes "...understanding the benefits and risks of using relevant technology." What does it mean to be a "competent" lawyer in today's world of continual technological innovation? How much must a lawyer understand about the technology they use to practice? Do technologies used by attorneys present any risk for their clients or their interests? This timely presentation will help attendees to fully understand the concept of "Technology Competence," how its adoption has changed how a California attorney should understand the Duty of Confidentiality and Supervision, and through the examination of ethics opinions build a practical "Technology Competence" Handbook for California attorneys..

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