This year marked the 10th anniversary of the American Bar Association’s adoption of the duty of technology competence for lawyers. Ever since, I have tracked states’ adoption of the duty, which is now up to 40 states. But even after 10 years and 40 states, many lawyers still lack competence in technology.

Michael Quartararo

“I know the legal industry tends to move slow; but this is glacial progress,” says Michael Quartararo, president of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (aka ACEDS). “And it, too, is unacceptable.”

But Quartararo believes there is a clear solution to this problem — and it is to be found in law schools and the curricula they offer.

He explains his position and describes what law schools can do in the article, Law Schools Could Solve the Lawyer Technology Competence Problem (If They Wanted To), which is published in the resources library of the LawNext Legal Technology Directory.

I hope you’ll give it a read.

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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.