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Attorneys’ Professional Duty of Care

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Deja Miller
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Extract from May Tal Gongolevsky's article "Attorneys’ Professional Duty of Care When Representing Clients in Litigation or an Investigation Requires Higher Technological Literacy" posted on Discovery Advocate

The legal practice and technology go hand in hand, and a solid understanding of technology is crucial to satisfy the ethical duties owed by attorneys to their clients. In an opinion published on Feb. 21, the New York County Lawyers Association Professional Ethics Committee (the “Committee”) stressed that the legal practice needs to keep up with technology and that the duty of competence is evolving as technology advances and integrates with the practice. Therefore, attorneys should possess a higher level of technological literacy in order to provide skillful representation and adequate service to their clients.

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