Why do you need to understand technology?

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ABA & 37 states adopted this or similar language

Maintaining Competence

[8]  To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.

Malpractice Insurance

Malpractice insurance requires a conflict check procedure and a calendaring system which are easier with technology.

Grievance Prevention and Preparation

Technology allows you to track to your cases, contacts, documents, and most aspects of a matter which will prevent stuff from falling through the cracks and, if someone files a grievance or malpractice claim, it could help you present your case quickly and effectively. 

Client's Expectations

Clients are requiring more and more. Technology allows you to communicate in manner media while being in court, in the car, with another client, or even at home. 

Law office Management

A law office that uses technology effectively will use workflows, templates, and procedures that will prevent mistakes and wasted time. 

Saves time to help with work-life balance

Technology will allow you to view cases while on vacation or at home with the family.