Throwback Thursday

I resort to this construct whenever I’m fresh out of ideas.  Two days of mind-numbing proctoring at the bar exam will do that.

Loyal readers know that I urge lawyers to adapt to technology. A search of “tech competence” on the main page of this blog returns several posts.  My primer on tech competence is here.

Some other great resources:

Don’t want to adapt to technology? Or, maybe you feel like you’ve adapted enough?  I have two thoughts.

First, there’s no such thing as “i’ve adapted enough.” You know who has “adapted enough?”  The lawyer who still uses a typewriter that let’s the lawyer preview a line of text before hitting return.  The duty is ongoing.  Indeed, here’s Comment 8 to Model Rule 1.1:

  • [8]  To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.

Second, here’s where Throwback Thursday comes into play.  Look what I found while cleaning last night.  Don’t want to adapt?  Neither did these guys…..until it was too late. To them, sending DVD’s by U.S. Mail was sufficient.  There was no need to adapt to a technology that we know as “streaming.”