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?