The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 has posted its final set of proposals for updating the ABA’s model rules in light of changing globalization and technology.  ABA Res. 105A Revised; ABA Res. Model Rule for Registration of In-House Counsel.  The proposals are slated to be considered in February by the ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates at its mid-year meeting in Dallas.  If adopted, the recommendations would provide a greater ability for lawyers licensed in other countries to practice within the United States by (1) amending Model Rule 5.5 to permit foreign in-house counsel to work for their employers from an office in the United States; (2) adding foreign-licensed lawyers to the Model Rule for Registration of In-House Counsel; and (3) updating the Model Rule on Pro Hac Vice Admission to provide a limited opportunity for foreign lawyers to appear in litigation in the United States.  With respect to technology, the proposed rules will require lawyers to maintain competence by keeping abreast of “changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.”