Last year, Florida became the first state to mandate technology CLE for lawyers. In an order that also adopted the duty of technology competence, the Supreme Court of Florida revised its minimum CLE requirements to add three hours every three years in approved technology programs.

To my knowledge, no other state has followed suit and required that lawyers have training in technology. But should tech training be required? I consider this question in my column this week at Above the Law: This Week In Legal Tech: Should Tech Training For Lawyers Be Mandatory?

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.