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Luddites beware (access required)

When lawyers are required to be competent in technology matters, how long will it be before technophobia becomes an ethical issue?

This summer, the American Bar Association changed its definition of competence to include technological acumen. Being competent now includes keeping abreast of “the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.” “Our definition of what a Luddite is, is going to change,” said Amy Plent of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation.

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