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The American Bar Association (ABA) recently updated its Model Rules of Professional Conduct in a way that many lawyers will view with great fear and loathing. In a nutshell, the effect of the update is to require lawyers to keep abreast of changing technology that impacts the practice of law. Given that many lawyers quip that they went to law school precisely to avoid such technical matters, the new comment to Rule 1.1 could cause real consternation at the bar.

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