Your Duty to be Technologically Competent

This on-demand webinar explores the ethical obligations, and pitfalls, that surround the ABA’s Model Rule for Professional Conduct 1.1 with particular attention to comment 8.  “To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.”

Course Category: On-Demand Webinars

CLE Hours: 1.0

CLE Credit: Ethics

Course Level: Intermediate

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Course Materials: Webinar recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides

This on-demand webinar explores the ethical obligations, and pitfalls, that surround the ABA’s Model Rule for Professional Conduct 1.1 with particular attention to comment 8.  “To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.”

No part of legal work is unaffected by the duty of competency. And now that is true for the duty of technology competence, too. It requires legal professionals to be competent in every tech tool that we use to serve our clients. Here is a deep dive into how and why that one sentence should be giving you cause for concern.

Instructor: Douglas Lusk, J.D.

Course Year: 2020

Yes, these courses qualify for mandatory continuing legal education for: National Association of Legal Assistants, State Bar of California, Florida, North Carolina, and Louisiana State Paralegal Association.  For all others please check with the corresponding institutions.

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