Technology supports change. In 2012, the American Bar Association amended the comment to Model Rule 1.1 to state that a lawyer’s competency includes understanding the “risks and benefits of technology.” This is important. The Model Rules put the use of technology next to understanding substantive areas of the law when it comes to competently representing clients.

Curo stays out in front of the technology curve and assures that you have the latest, greatest and most secure platforms available for integration into your law practice.”

To be clear, understanding technology is not a substitute for knowledge of substantive law and practical experience. Instead, it recognizes that in the modern legal profession, technology matters and plays a critical role. It is no longer a badge of honor for lawyers to disclaim knowledge about technology. Putting one’s head in the sand regarding the latest innovations is no longer acceptable.

Many lawyers want their clients to treat them as partners in their business or life happenings, so lawyers should do the same with technology providers. Treat them like partners in your business (not a literal partner, but much like an accountant). Understanding how to fully use new technology can help increase effectiveness of client service significantly.