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An Ethical Roadmap for Developing and Refining High-end Technology Competence

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Program Number
3046
Program Date
2020-02-03

The American Bar Association first amended the comments to Model Rule 1.1 relating to technological change in 2012. This amendment imposed an ethical duty on lawyers to stay abreast of changes in technology. During the past eight years, almost forty state bar associations have updated the comments to their ethical rules to require lawyers to keep informed about technology changes. *Additionally, cloud computing is now increasingly prevalent in legal operations. To comply with Model Rule 1.6, which calls for lawyers to act competently to safeguard information relating to the representation of a client against unauthorized access, lawyers may wish to develop a basic understanding of how technology and cloud computing works and the associated risks to ensure data is securely stored with safeguards in place to protect that information. *To assist in compliance with ABA Model Rule 1.1 and 1.6, strong technology teams must be developed and maintained. This session focuses on some best practices regarding the creation, composition and characteristics of best-in-breed legal technology teams.

Available in States

  • California
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Advertising
  • Communications and Media Law
  • Computer, Internet & E-Commerce Law
  • Data Security and Outsourcing
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Federal Courts
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Communication Law
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law
  • Social Media Law
  • Technology Law