There is widespread anecdotal support for the proposition that many lawyers are technologically incompetent.

At his keynote speech at LegalTech New York on Feb. 4, 2009, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola cited numerous examples of technical incompetence. Incidents included opposing counsel who agreed not to use e-discovery, and one particularly jarring case where an attorney representing a defendant in a child pornography case involving computers admitted to Facciola that he didn’t “understand this computer stuff.”

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