Tech Competence: Tips and a Conference

As Olivia might sing, let’s get techical, techical. Last week, the Professional Responsibility Board voted to recommend a series of amendments to the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct.  The package will be forwarded to the Supreme Court for publication for comment. Rule 1.1 requires lawyers to provide clients with competent representation.  Among other things, the … Continue reading Tech Competence: Tips and a Conference

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 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

Technology Predicts How Jurors Will Vote

I’ll get my soapbox moment out of the way early in this post: Rule 1.1’s duty of competence includes tech competence. There. Now, here’s another area in which technology might impact the scope of the duty.  The ABA Journal has this story about Voltaire, a tech company that developed software that “can search through billions of … Continue reading Technology Predicts How Jurors Will Vote