Tech Competence, Legal Research, and Color-Coded Citations

I’ve often referred readers to Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites blog.  It’s a fantastic resource on issues that lie at the intersection of law & technology. Today, Ambrogi posted a blog entited Judicata Brings A New Dimension to Legal Research: Color.  The post refers to Judicata’s announcement of a new tool that uses color as an aid in … Continue reading Tech Competence, Legal Research, and Color-Coded Citations

Smalls & Solos: Tech Competence Can Help Keep the Train on the Tracks

Do any of these sound familiar? your office’s e-mail server is AOL you use folders within Microsoft Word as your case/document management system you print out hard copies of “important” e-mails & documents your “tech consultant” is someone a friend recommended you haven’t learned much about tech because it’s not “lawyering” and keeps you from … Continue reading Smalls & Solos: Tech Competence Can Help Keep the Train on the Tracks

Tech Competence: It includes more than you might think.

Last week I stepped off my e-soapbox and blogged that Tech Competence Isn’t Everything: Soft Skills Matter. Today I’m e-jumping back onto the e-soapbox.  (Sadly, my e-vertical is infinitely higher than my real vertical was in my playing days.) Tech encompasses things less techy than you think. The Legal Rebels section of the ABA Journal has a very interesting … Continue reading Tech Competence: It includes more than you might think.

Tech Competence Isn’t Everything: Soft Skills Matter

I often blog about tech competence. One of my earliest posts was Competence Includes Tech Competence.  A search of “tech competence” on this blog produces a lot of posts.  3 of the 4 most-read posts have tech competence tags: The Cloud: What are Reasonable Precautions Social Media & Legal Ethics To Encrypt or Not To … Continue reading Tech Competence Isn’t Everything: Soft Skills Matter

Gov’t Lawyers & Tech Competence

Regular readers recognize my refrain:  Rule 1.1’s duty of competence includes tech competence.  Indeed, I expect the Civil Rules Committee soon to recommend that the Court follow the ABA’s lead and adopt a comment directed towards tech competence.   At least 24 states have already done so. I’ve blogged often on tech competence.  If you missed … Continue reading Gov’t Lawyers & Tech Competence

Tech Competence Update; Five For Friday Results

Thank you for the great responses to my post Competence Includes Tech Competence.  So far, it’s garnered over 1400 views, with several intriguing suggestions for follow-up posts.  Future posts that touch on the intersection of technology, social media, and ethics will include:  A discussion of how lawyers can (must?) use technology to solve access to … Continue reading Tech Competence Update; Five For Friday Results

Competence & Legal Analytics

Rule 1.1 requires lawyers to provide clients with competent representation.  Per the rule, “[c]ompetent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness, and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.” Comment [5] indicates that competence “includes inquiry into and analysis of the factual and legal elements of the problem, and use of methods and procedures meeting the … Continue reading Competence & Legal Analytics

Tech Comptence: A Keyboard for Lawyers

Regular readers recognize my refrain: the duty of competence includes tech competence.  Robert Ambrogi’s lawsites blog is one my favorite sources for information on the intersection between legal ethics & tech competence. Earlier this week, Ambrogi blogged on a new keyboard designed specifically for lawyers. The anecdote on the frustration of breaking a rhythm to find the … Continue reading Tech Comptence: A Keyboard for Lawyers