Date/Time: Tuesday, July 17, 2018: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Speakers: Emily Janoski-Haehlen, University of Akron School of Law; Joseph Lawson, Harris County Law Library; Shannon Kemen, University of Cincinnati College of Law; Amanda Tyre Watson, University of Houston Law Center
Legal ethics rules in a majority of states now require attorneys to become and remain familiar with technologies that affect their practices. However, the broad wording of the applicable rules and the constantly evolving world of technology may lead some in the legal profession to wonder what these rules actually mean for them. Fortunately, states across the country have begun to provide more specific guidance as to what these ethical duties entail, giving lawyers specific examples that may apply directly or analogously to the technologies they use every day. In addition, law schools across the country have enlisted law librarians to teach courses on legal technology to educate future lawyers in technology competence and ethics. This program will explore the ABA and state bar rules that incorporate an understanding of legal technology and how law libraries can be at the forefront of legal technology education.