Oklahoma updates lawyer’s duty of competence to include tech-savviness (perhaps)

On September 19, 2016, the Oklahoma Supreme Court amended the Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct. Among the other amendments, a specific duty to remain “tech-savvy” was introduced as part of lawyers’ duty of competency. According to the approved text to maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law […]


New York Court System Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (22 NYCRR Part 1200) – mostly “technological amendments”

The New York State court system opens for public comments on some proposed amendments to the New York Rules of Professional Conducts. Comments can be sent within June 1, 2016.to rulecomments@nycourts.gov The proposed amendments concern the following rules: Rule l.0(x) (definition of “writing”) – enlargement of definition with reference to new technologies. Rule l.6(c) (“Confidentiality […]

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