Why Lawyers Need to Know About Legal Technology

Why Lawyers Need to Learn About Legal Technology

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Lawyers have often reluctantly tolerated technology, rather than embraced it as a tool to make their lives easier, increase the productivity of their practices or improve their bottom line. On January 1, 2014, Connecticut joined the ranks of those states–now numbering 18–who have adopted an amendment to Comment 8 of Rule 1.1 of the Canons of Ethics, making clear that an attorney’s duty of competence includes a responsibility to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology,”

What does this change mean for attorneys practicing in Connecticut?