Tech Competency Expectations Require Accountability

In 2012, the American Bar Association changed its Model Rules to include technological competency. Basically, the expectation is that, in order for lawyers to provide ethical representation to their clients, they must be technologically competent. Since the ABA’s change, 33 states have also adopted technological competency into their Model Rules requirements, but only two now actually mandate technology trainingfor their lawyers: Florida and North Carolina. What about the other 31 states (not to mention the 17 that have done nothing)? In my mind, that’s like a parent saying, “I expect you to be home by midnight” but then never checking to see when the kid gets home. Where’s the accountabilit

Add Life to Your LMS for Maximum Learning!

“Bueller… Bueller… Bueller…”Remember that scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? The boring teacher who is so out-of-touch that he actually sees Ferris’ empty seat but doesn’t realize that Ferris is absent. The students grow increasingly hostile to him (or just sleep and awaken to catch their drool). Is this how the learners in your law firm feel about your learning management system (LMS)? If so, it’s time to breathe new life into it! Turn it into Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society! And, to keep the movie analogies going: Just because you build/offer an LMS does not mean people will come. (Unless you built it to be as fun as a baseball game in a corn field!) How can you motivate people to

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