It’s been five years since the ABA created an ethical duty of technology competence. In the years since, a majority of states have adopted this duty, yet most lawyers still have little understanding of the scope of this duty and what it means for the day-to-day practice of law. Courts and ethics panels have provided little guidance, and many lawyers still lack basic competence in legal technology. On October 11, ATL and presented a webinar for the relatively tech-savvy lawyer who strives to meet and exceed his or her duty of competence and is interested in the ever-evolving implications of the duty as it relates to actual practice, with a particular focus on eDiscovery. Webinar moderator Bob Ambrogi was joined by expert panelists to do the following:
- Explore the boundaries of the duty of technology competence;
- Provide an understanding of the history and purpose of the duty;
- Explore the practical impact of the duty of competence on the practice of law; and
- Discuss the interplay between the duty of competence and eDiscovery issues.
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