I’ve written any number of posts about the duty of technology competence under ABA Model Rule 1.1, Comment 8, and I’ve been tracking its adoption by the states. But one aspect of this duty that does not get as much attention is how lawyers can get and remain technologically competent.

There have been several developments on this front, including news over the past week of two more initiatives that should further promote technology competence among legal professionals. One is online training for lawyers in legal innovation and technology, the other an index tracking how well law schools are preparing students to deliver legal services in the 21st Century.

This is the topic of my column this week at Above the Law: OK, We Get Technology Competence, But How Do We Get Technologically Competent?

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.