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The Shift: Tech Competency Has Never Been More Important—or More Difficult

While always pivotal, ABA Model rule 1.1, comment 8, has never been quite so relevant. The ethical obligation for attorneys to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology,” adopted by a majority of state bar associations, has taken on a whole new meaning in this remote environment.