Tanenbaum Keale LLP Chief Technologist Kenneth E. Jones and partner Marina G. McGuire will present during an upcoming Celesq webinar on February 3, where they will discuss the 2012 amendment the American Bar Association made to the comments of Model Rule 1.1 relating to technological change.

This amendment imposed an ethical duty on lawyers to stay abreast of changes in technology. However, during the past eight years, almost 40 state bar associations have updated the comments to their ethical rules to require lawyers to keep informed about technology changes.

During their presentation, Jones and McGuire will focus the discussion on some best practices regarding the creation, composition and characteristics of best-in-breed legal technology teams to comply with Model Rule 1.1 and 1.6, which calls for lawyers to act competently to safeguard information relating to the representation of a client against unauthorized access, lawyers may wish to develop a basic understanding of how technology and cloud computing works and the associated risks to ensure data is securely stored with safeguards in place to protect that information.