South Carolina

Technology Competency

Comment 6 to Rule 1.1, RPC, Rule 407, SCACR, is amended to provide:

[6] To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including a reasonable understanding of the benefits and risks associated with technology the lawyer uses to provide services to clients or to store or transmit information related to the representation of a client, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject

Source: SC Judicial Branch 11/27/19…

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Illinois

The Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) have created a joint Task Force on the Sustainable Practice of Law & Innovation. The goals of the CBA-CBF Task Force are twofold. First, the Task Force aims to submit recommendations regarding ethics rule changes to the Illinois Supreme Court by the end of the 2019-2020 bar year. And second, the Task Force will then continue to identify, track, and assess ongoing legal innovations and initiatives in other jurisdictions to ensure that Illinois remains at the forefront on these issues. …

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