In this Q&A Today Huddle, attendees will explore what technology competence means for themselves, their groups of attorneys, and their firms. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct serve as models for the ethics rules of most jurisdictions. Rule 1.1: Competence emphasizes the importance of the Client-Lawyer relationship and Comment 8 of the rule specifically points to the lawyer’s responsibility of keeping “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.”
In this Q&A, members of the LTC4 team will demonstrate how firms can use the Legal Technology Core Competencies Learning Plans and Certification programs to interpret the ABA rule and comply with technology competency requirements. Join us for this 45-minute open sharing session and bring your questions for the LTC4 team.
Information Systems Trainer
Bonnie is the Information System Trainer for FordHarrison and has over 15 years’ experience in the technology training industry. Bonnie is a versatile manager, instructional designer and workflow trainer who can assess the organization’s needs, prepare a comprehensive workflow training plan, and deliver training via eLearning, webinars, interactive content or classroom. Bonnie is one of the founding members of Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) and she contributes technical expertise combined with over 20 years of business knowledge to her role as Chair of LTC4’s board of directors. LTC4 is a not for profit organization who have established a set of legal technology core competencies and certification that have become the industry standard for both lawyers and support staff.
Director of Knowledge and Innovation
Tony Gerdes works as the Director of Knowledge and Innovation at Offit Kurman, P.A. In this role, he aims to improve the work lives of his colleagues. These improvements may appear as professional development and certification, increased billable fees and client origination, or more effective communication. He also serves as a Contributing Member of LTC4™ (Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition) where he has been able to support trainers around the world.
Mike Quartararo is the President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading organization for training and certification in e-discovery. For more than 10 years, ACEDS has trained lawyers, paralegals and other legal support professionals at law firms, corporate legal departments, the government, and in academia. He is also the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery, now in its second edition, and has been successfully consulting in e-discovery, information governance, project management and legal technology for 25 years, including 10-year stints at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He also operates a successful consulting practice that provides guidance to corporate legal departments and law firms. A graduate of the State University of New York, he also attended law school in London. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS). He frequently writes and speaks on e-discovery, legal operations, project management and technology topics. Reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @mikequartararo.