Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Requirement: PA Attorneys Must be Tech Savvy

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted several changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct. You can view the changes here. One particularly interesting change is the addition of a formal comment to Rule 1.1. Competence:
Maintaining Competence 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.
Yup, some level of tech-knowledge is now mandatory.

Read more about the changes to the rules in The Disciplinary Board's Newsletter.