Professionalism/Ethics Series: Complying with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct while Utilizing Emerging Technology in a Law Practice

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The practice of law has changed o ver the last several decades. A large part of this change has been the dependence that lawyers generally have developed on technological tools. From electronic discovery solutions to cloud computing, the landscape has changed. In response to the evolving technology, the Model Rules of Professional Conduct have changed in recent years to require lawyers to better understand, and take a more proactive approach to, technology and client representation. All states have adopted changes to Rule 1.1 and a large majority have adopted Comment 8 to that rule, requiring technology competence. This course will provide an overview of the relevant changes and the ABA's opinions on lawyer competence and technology.The course will review the technology amendments and discuss ABA Formal Opinions 477R and 483.


Total Hours
Ethics/Professionalism Hours