Lawyers use technology in virtually every aspect of their practices. Although technology in essential to lawyers’ lives, tech errors are almost never the basis for attorney disciplinary decisions, despite some high-profile errors that have made front page news. In addition, many attorneys remain unaware of their ethical obligations relating to technology, including their obligation of technological competence under R.P.C. 1.1 and their duties under Rules 1.3 (Diligence), Rule 1.4 (Communication), and Rule 1.6 (Confidentiality of Information).
This program will address the evolution of legal technology vis-à-vis the Rules of Professional Conduct and offer practical advice how attorneys can improve their tech skills and avoid becoming a test case for disciplinary action.