Understanding Legal Technology Competence

Event Description


As the practice of law evolves—and as modern technology becomes ever more prevalent in society—legal professionals have an ever-increasing responsibility to be technologically competent. 

It’s vital—and, in the majority of U.S. states, it is now an ethical duty—for lawyers to understand the benefits and risks that technology poses for themselves, their law firms, and their clients. 

Join Bob Ambrogi, lawyer and founder of the LawSites blog, and Joshua Lenon, Clio’s Lawyer in Residence, to hear their expert perspective on this deeply important topic.  In this CLE, you’ll learn: 

  • What it means to be tech competent, and why it’s so important
  • Strategies for developing technological competence in your practice
  • How legal tech software and resources make it easier than ever for lawyers to keep up with the times


Robert J. Ambrogi, Esq., Lawyer and Legal Tech Journalist

Bio: Robert Ambrogi is a lawyer and legal journalist who has been writing and speaking about legal technology and the Internet for more than two decades. He writes the award-winning blog LawSites, is a columnist for Above the Law, hosts the LawNext podcast, and is publisher and editor-in-chief of LexBlog.com. In 2011, Bob was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” In 2017, he received the Yankee Quill award for journalism from the Academy of New England Journalists and was honored by the ABA Journal as a Legal Rebels Trailblazer. Earlier, he was editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.

Joshua Lenon, Lawyer in Residence at Clio

Bio: Joshua Lenon is the Lawyer in Residence at Clio. An attorney admitted to the New York Bar, Joshua brings legal scholarship to the conversations happening both within Clio and with its customers. Joshua has worked extensively to educate lawyers on technology’s capability to enhance their practice, while also teaching tech companies about the unique needs of the legal system.


CLE Credits:

1.0 CLE credit will be applied for | Event Code: 298817


CLE is Free to All Members

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM