This page on lawyer technology competence and training is scheduled for a complete rewrite in 2020 to more directly align with the strategies in our new bestselling book The Small Firm Roadmap and the coaching we offer in the Lawyerist Lab.
For too long, many small firm lawyers proudly avoided developing technology expertise. These traditional Luddite lawyers were consistently reluctant to leverage technology tools effectively and efficiently to serve their clients.
We do a lot of teaching about how lawyers must learn to leverage appropriate technology tools in their practice in our Lawyers Lab program and include questions about these issues in our Small Firm Scorecard.
Sam Glover explains:
- Being a Luddite can be expensive, embarrassing, and potentially disastrous for lawyers and clients.
- In the digital age, competence means more than just legal knowledge, skill, and preparation. It includes tech competence, too.
- The rules of professional competence have always imposed an obligation to be technologically competent.
- It may even be negligent not to observe basic computer security precautions.
We’re in the process of building out this page, but in the meantime, we encourage you to learn more about our strategies for improving small firm technology competence outlined in the Small Firm Roadmap. You can download the first chapter here.