It's not just something that is going to happen. It is happening. Ignoring developing technology and seeing if this is just a phase that will pass is not an option.
Last week we saw the first robot lawyer (ROSS) hired by BakerHostetler to assist with bankruptcy cases. Tools such as these are, and will, help legal functions become quicker and more efficient thus saving time and money.
The direction of travel is clear. Is it really something to be ignored?
Professor Richard Susskind, a technology adviser to the Lord Chief Justice, has predicted radical change in the legal sector, pointing out that intelligent search systems could now outperform junior lawyers and paralegals in reviewing large sets of documents and selecting the most relevant. He told a legal conference last month that the legal profession had five years to reinvent itself from being legal advisers to legal technologists and criticised law schools for “churning out 20th-century lawyers”.