Peer to Peer Magazine

Summer 2014

The quarterly publication of the International Legal Technology Association

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PEER TO PEER: THE QUARTERLY MAGA ZINE OF ILTA 58 Modern law practice is increasingly dependent on technology, creating a demand for new law firm business models. Practicing law today requires both knowledge of how to use technology to serve clients more effectively and an understanding of how the Model Rules of Professional Conduct impose limits on the design and delivery of legal services. Most existing law school curricula are inadequate to train future lawyers in law practice management and technology. This training is critical to align the skills of graduating law students with the employment needs of a radically changing legal market. This applies whether the law students go into solo or small firm practice, enter as associates in medium to large firms, begin legal technology startups, go in-house or take any number of paths in the legal profession. Law schools must address the intersection of information technology and law practice, and provide law students with a basic understanding of how to assess the risks and benefits of FEATURES

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