It has been a year since I have reported on a state adopting the duty of technology competence for lawyers, but now there is another: Hawaiʻi, bringing the total number of states that have adopted the duty to 40.
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the state’s Rules of Professional Conduct were amended to revise Comment 6 to Rule 1.1, pertaining to competence, to add the duty of technology competence. The comment now reads:
To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should engage in continuing study and education and keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology. See comments  and  of Rule 1.6.
[See my Tech Competence page where I track the states that have adopted this duty.]
The Hawai‘i Supreme Court adopted the revision by order dated Aug. 18, 2021, effective Jan. 1, 2022. The order also amended Rule 5.3,