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March 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


California’s New Technology Competence Requirement for Attorneys

Wednesday, March 9th, 12pm – 1pm (Pacific)

Presented by the ACBA Technology Management Taskforce and the ACBA Business Law Section

Speaker: Erin Joyce

Early in 2021, the California Supreme Court approved a comment that updates California Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.1. Embedded in Rule 1.1, which requires attorneys to generally perform their duties with competence, is a new “duty to keep abreast of the changes in the law and law practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.” Though “keep[ing] abreast” isn’t the clearest legal standard, similar comments and rules have been adopted and enforced in 38 other states in the past few years. As such, California legal ethics attorneys have a good indication of how this new comment will be enforced. Join two such attorneys, Erin Joyce and Jean Cha, as they explain the new legal technology competence standard to the Rules of Professional Conduct and what you can do to avoid liability.

Credits: Ethics  1 hr

FREE for ACBA Members

$75 for Non Members

40% off for partner bar members
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Location: ZOOM / Livestream

This program will take place over Zoom. To access it, you will have to log into our online MCLE platform ProLearn. The program will appear in your courses the day before the program. Simply click on the correct program under My Courses, then click Access to join the zoom meeting or webinar.

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You will already be preregistered with an account and login credentials. If you have not used Prolearn before, you will receive your credentials the day before or morning of the program.

Instructions for joining the livestream will be sent the day before or morning of the event.

Erin is a former 18 year State Bar prosecutor now focusing on ethics consultations for small and mid-sized firms and State Bar defense.


March 9, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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