“California recently released an ethics opinion that addresses whether litigators have a duty to know how e-discovery works. Spoiler alert: They do.” Solo practitioner Jeff Bennion, discussing a proposed advisory opinion from the State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct that would hold every attorney who represents clients engaged in litigation to an ethical obligation requiring “a basic understanding of, and facility with, issues relating to e-discovery.” According to the draft, “Such competency requirements may render an otherwise highly experienced attorney not competent to handle certain litigation matters involving ESI [electronically stored information].” Above the Law, August 26, 2014.