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Legal Loop: Make technology competence a priority in 2020

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Legal Loop: Make technology competence a priority in 2020

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you already know that technology is changing the way that legal services are delivered.

No matter what your practice areas, the impact of technology on the legal profession is inescapable, whether it’s digital evidence and e-discovery to data privacy issues and secure electronic communication. Technology is here to stay and ignoring it is no longer an option. That’s why technology competence is a requirement in the majority of jurisdictions in the U.S.

The American Bar Association first recognized the importance of technology competence for lawyers in 2012 when it amended the comments to Model Rule 1.1. This amendment imposed an ethical duty on lawyers to stay abreast of changes in technology. […]

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