Saturday, November 30, 2013
In this article published in the Law Library Journal, Darla Jackson (South Dakota) argues that law librarians can play an important role in helping lawyers attain professional competence with technology as now required under the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1, comment 8. The article, Lawyers Can't Be Luddites Anymore: Do Law Librarians Have a Role in Helping Lawyers Adjust to the New Ethics Rules Involving Technology? has been published at 105 Law Libr. J. 395 (2013) and is also available here on SSRN. From the abstract:
In August 2012, the American Bar Association, recognizing the influence of technology, amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. These changes to the standards of professional conduct require attorneys to have some basic technological competence. This work focuses on specific areas in which law librarians may find opportunities to share both newly developed and well-established technological expertise with attorneys.