Paul L. Caron

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Does Learning To Code Make You A Better Lawyer?

ABA Journal (2014)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.”

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