In 2012, the American Bar Association formally approved a change to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make it clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent not only in the law and its practice, but also in technology. Since then, 28 states have adopted the change into their own rules.

Many of our clients ask what this means to them as attorneys, since this change became part of the definition of “competence to practice law”. On Wednesday November 15 from 2:00-2:30 PM  EST, the American Bar Association is sponsoring a free webinar on this topic, which covers the following:

  • Understanding the meaning and scope of the duty of technology competence.
  • Reviewing cases/ethics opinions interpreting the scope/application of the duty.
  • Learning how to comply with the duty in your own practice.

We strongly urge our clients to REGISTER NOW and attend this webinar.

Crosspointe’s consultant team stands ready to follow-up with any questions you may have about technology competence to keep your firm in compliance with your State’s Guidelines.Send your questions to or call us at