Bloomberg Law
March 14, 2023, 6:39 PM

CONFERENCE REPORT: We’re All Technology Lawyers Now

Helen Gunnarsson
Helen Gunnarsson
American Bar Association

Lawyers must understand the risks and benefits of relevant technology they may use as part of their duty of competence.

This mandate, spelled out in Model Rule 1.1 and articulated by moderator Steven Puiszis, a partner and general counsel for privacy, security, and compliance with Hinshaw Culbertson LLP in Chicago, was central to “Mitigating Cyber Risk to Law Firms from Artificial Intelligence and Supply Chain Hacks,” a program held March 9 at Hinshaw’s Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference in Chicago.

Because artificial intelligence is increasingly built into software that lawyers use, lawyers have an ethical duty to understand its ...