Steven Puiszis Authors Bloomberg BNA Article on How Technology is Redefining Competence

April 12, 2016

Steven M. Puiszis, a Chicago-based partner in the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "Perspective: Technology Brings a New Definition of Competency" published by Bloomberg BNA on April 12, 2016.

The article examines how modern technology is changing the definition of the competence in the legal field. Mr. Puiszis explains that technological competence goes beyond protecting client information or cyber security, it now also includes understanding: ediscovery; technology used by lawyers in their practice of law; technology used by clients; and, the technology used to present information in the courtroom. Mr. Puiszis notes that a lawyer’s duty of competence must evolve as the technologies used to provide legal services evolve.

Read the full article "Perspective: Technology Brings a New Definition of Competency" on the Bloomberg BNA website. Please note, a subscription may be required.

Steven Puiszis is a well-known and highly experienced trial attorney and mediator with a wide-ranging litigation and trial practice. He is the firm's Deputy General Counsel and also serves as Hinshaw's Privacy and Security Officer.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.