ABA Requires Lawyers to Understand Technology

, New York Law Journal


Gina M. Sansone, manager of litigation support at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider, and Howard J. Reissner, CEO at Planet Data, write: Until recently, the judiciary was the main source of penalties for technical incompetence, but that is no longer the case. As emphasized by the American Bar Association's 2012 amendments to the comments of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, a lawyer's duty to understand technology is no longer optional.

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