Ontario Court Addresses Tech Competence as a Tool to Increase Court Access.

Before we start, here’s an old-fashioned challenge.  “Old-fashioned” in the sense that you are not allowed to do any research or to ask for assistance. What is a Gestetner? Anyone who  emails me the correct answer will receive a spot on the next #fiveforfriday Honor Roll in Legal Ethics. Last week on his LawSites blog, … Continue reading Ontario Court Addresses Tech Competence as a Tool to Increase Court Access.

Tech competence: don’t take the wrong message from this NJ decision declining to sanction a lawyer.

When I created this blog, many early posts focused on technology.  Long-time readers probably remember the mantra “competence includes tech competence.”  Key points included: At some point, a basic understanding of technology that impacts client matters is required. Technology is always evolving. Even if you don’t know everything about a new technology, sometimes it helps … Continue reading Tech competence: don’t take the wrong message from this NJ decision declining to sanction a lawyer.

Updates on Leaving a Firm, Tech Competence, and Regulatory Reform.

Today’s post updates/revisits topics I’ve previously discussed: duties to clients when a lawyer leaves a firm. Tech competence: it’s been 16 years (!) since Zubulake. Arizona adopts significant regulatory reform. Duties to Clients when a Lawyer Leaves a Firm In September, I posted Leaving A Law Firm: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.  The post highlights the … Continue reading Updates on Leaving a Firm, Tech Competence, and Regulatory Reform.

I Love You, Now Die: what an HBO documentary can tell us about the duty of tech competence.

A few minutes ago, I finished HBO’s I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter.  Directed by Erin Lee Carr, the two-part documentary delves into the relationship between teenagers Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy, and the involuntary manslaughter charge that was filed against Carter following Roy’s suicide. As a person, I found the documentary disturbing, … Continue reading I Love You, Now Die: what an HBO documentary can tell us about the duty of tech competence.