Why Do Lawyers Resist Ethical Rules Requiring Competence with Technology? %u2013 Slaw. Sharon Nelson and John Simek are asking the right question. Lawyers who resist the new ethical rules because they "don't want to be tech experts" miss the point. Sharon calls this a "breach a day" world. As a security specialist, she should know. But, of course, anybody who reads the newspapers or browses the Internet, knows also. Lawyers have always been required to exert "reasonable" precautions to keep their clients' secrets. Why should tech be any different? If anything, the legal profession has had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the tech age. This is nothing new for a profession that relies on predictability, and the reliability of stability, to advise clients about the consequences of prospective conduct. We already have to be soothsayers. We now have to predict results in a world disrupted every day by technology we don't understand. Get over it.