There have been many articles written suggesting that lawyers should learn how to code software. This Wolfram Alpha article is a good one, although many of the articles are far more adamant that every lawyer needs to learn how to code. The rationale is that because software will have an increasing effect on how lawyers practice, and who will be competing with us to provide our services, we should learn to code.
So should we learn how to code? For most lawyers, probably not.
I knew how to code before law school, and for me it has been very useful. . . . [more]