In my continuing effort to track states that have adopted the ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers, I have two more to add, one that adopted it recently and one that I missed from earlier this year:

  • Iowa adopted the rule on Oct. 15, 2015, effective immediately. Here is the rule and here is the order. from the Supreme Court of Iowa.
  • Utah adopted the rule on March 3, 2015, effective May 1, 2015. Here is the rule and here is the order.

Unless I’ve missed others, that brings the number of states that have adopted the rule to an even 20.

(For the full list of states that have adopted the rule, see my earlier post.)

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