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Technology Competence Moves with All Deliberate Speed

Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mary Mack
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At the end of 2017, the tipping point for technical competence of attorneys is well past; 28 of the 50 states now require attorneys to take the risks and benefits of relevant technology into account in their practice.

According to Lawsites founder, Bob Ambrogi, Nebraska is the latest state to require its attorneys be technology competent, basing its language on the ABA model rule. 

Bob Ambrogi has been tracking the adoption of a “technology competence” ethical requirement among the states for several years now.

To see if you or your attorney’s state requires attorneys to be competent, Chad Mann of Percipient provides this US map.  A downloadable e-book on the subject is also available.

A live post with links to the individual states and their respective dates of adoption maintained by Ambrogi can be accessed here.

Disclosure:  Bob Ambrogi, in another capacity, advises ACEDS affiliate, Catalyst, on strategic communications and marketing matters


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