technology Archive

Changes to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct: Part 3

The 2015 amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct also address the hiring of 3rd party service providers, non-Ohio lawyer advertising and Ohio lawyer advertising. Comment 1 to Rule 5.3 [Responsibilities regarding NonLawyer Assistants] has been amended to increase the circle of responsibility to “nonlawyers outside the firm or agency who work on firm or […]

Changes to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct: Part 2

In addition to the emphasis on the importance of staying current on technological issues, the Supreme Court of Ohio’s 2015 amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct provide helpful guidance in a number of other areas. Comment 6 to Rule 1.1 [Competence] discusses the issues surrounding a lawyer’s retention of another lawyer from a different […]

Changes to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct: Part 1

As we reported earlier this year, effective April 1, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio adopted several amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. The overarching focus of the amendments is to acknowledge and impress upon Ohio lawyers the importance of staying current with technology. For example, the definition of ‘writing’ found in Rule […]

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 […]

Important Guidance on Supreme Court’s New E-Filing Portal

Beginning today, e-Filing with the Supreme Court is available for all Ohio attorneys with active registration status and those registered for pro hac vice status. The Supreme Court’s system has some important differences from many other courts’ e-filing portals: Documents received after 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time through the e-Filing Portal shall not be considered […]