Pok�mon Go -- another reminder about the duty of competence for lawyers | The Law for Lawyers Today. Robert Ambrogi points to this article about lawyers' responsibilities regarding new technology. Given the legal risks inherent in this new game phenomenon. the author posits, and Ambrogi agrees, that attorneys have an ethical obligation to their clients to be well versed in this and other new technologies. Does this mean I have to load and play the game? Thank God, no. But, attorneys who fail to understand and evaluate the significance of any new technology are ethical violations waiting to happen. So, don't ignore posts about the new tech just because you don't intend to use it. You need to understand it, and understand the legal consequences that may flow from it in order to be a lawyer in this brave, new world.