Thursday, September 8, 2016
ABA Journal (Sept. 2016), Hacking the Law: Does Learning to Code Make You a Better Lawyer?:
Learning to code can be portrayed as an essential job skill for all Americans, advocates say. But do lawyers need to learn it?
“Learning to code could be a nice thing to have in your tool belt, but I don’t know that knowing how to code is necessary,” says Bill Speros, a Cleveland-based attorney and expert in the use of machine learning and technology in litigation. “As an e-discovery attorney, I can see how it can be useful. But for the most part, knowing how to code is several steps removed from anything I need to do in litigation.”