Over the last few months there has been a lot of speculation about whether or not lawyers should learn to code, with some advocates predicting that all lawyers will be coders in the not too distant future.
Whilst I have no doubt that the lawyers of the future will have a range of skills that their predecessors did not, only time will tell if coding is one of them.
What I am sure of, is that lawyers increasingly need to understand the advances in technology and business model innovations that are altering the way in which the industry operates.
Lawyers may not need to be coders but they will need to be digitally literate.
By having an understanding of the link between computers/coding and the legal sector, lawyers will be able to make the most of advances in legal tech, but more importantly they will be able to understand the art of the possible!
Perhaps more importantly, as our clients businesses are also transformed by technology, lawyers with a greater digital literacy will be better placed to advise their clients on the impact of disruptive tech.
all lawyers will be code programmers in the not so distant future.