competence Archive

Lack of Technology Proficiency Raises Concerns Beyond Just Competence

We have previously posted entries about the relatively new comment 8 to Rule 1.1, which requires lawyers to keep abreast of changes in relevant technology that affects the practice of law. A new ABA article by a New York attorney discusses the possibility that failure to stay current with technological changes can lead to concerns […]

Ohio Requires Ethical Duty of Technology Competence

In 2012, the ABA changed the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to clarify that lawyers have a duty to be competent not only in the law, but also in technology. Many other states—including Ohio—have followed suit. Ohio’s Duty of Technology Competency Specifically, the Supreme Court of Ohio amended Comment 6 to Rule 1.1 (which will […]

Blown Appeal Deadline a $40 Million Mistake for Sidley Austin

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling that prevented AT&T from appealing a $40 million verdict against the company in a patent lawsuit. The ruling is a major black eye for AT&T’s lawyers at Sidley Austin and Davis Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc., who missed their 30-day appeal […]