EXCLUSIVE EBOOK

A Lawyer's Duty of
Technology Competence

Tech Competence White Paper Image
Sign up to receive our technology competence white paper!

Enter your email (optional), and we’ll follow up and share related content.

Sign up to receive this new white paper when it becomes available in May/June 2020.

The duty of technology competence was introduced in 2012; now 38 states have adopted revised Comment 8 to Model Rule 1.1. In the eight years since its introduction, it has become clear that technology awareness, wisdom, and adoption are necessary. Ignoring the duty also has business, practical, and ethical ramifications. This white paper discusses:

  • What is the duty of technology competence?
  • Why does it matter for lawyers and their law firms?
  • How does it affect it affect you?
  • How do we become technologically competent, and create policies to support the mandate?

Using Microsoft Word as an example, we analyze the ethical duty; review business and ethical consequences of incompetence; and explore the practical implications for your firm.

For a free 7-day trial of WordRake, click here.