On November 2, 2022, DWW Senior Counsel Richard Austin will moderate a panel discussing, "Technology, Competence and Ethics: Staying Afloat in Stormy Seas" at the 2022 Canadian Technology Law Association Annual Conference.

Join Richard and a panel of experts as they discuss the impact of evolving technology on two core responsibilities of lawyers: the duty of competence and the duty to act ethically.

Talk description: 

The legal profession is being impacted by the 21st century’s explosion in new technologies (like most of the rest of society). Technologies that are mutating on almost a daily basis are impacting the practice of law and the business of clients at the same time as they present new, often subtle, ethical issues. This session considers the impact of evolving technology on two of the lawyers’ core responsibilities: the duty of competence and the duty to act ethically. It will provide a overview of these duties under the Rules of Professional Conduct across Canada, then look at a series of hypothetical but imminent technology fact situations where the lawyer’s duties may not be clear. There will be time provided for the audience to discuss, and vote, in respect of each scenario.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.cantechlaw.ca/event-series/can-tech-annual-conferences