“I remember when I was in high school, one of my friends was learning to write code and, as some friends and I were giving him a hard time about spending his free time reading about Java for Dummies (or something like that), he said, “Technology is going to change everything, you’ll see.”
Said friend now makes a lot of money (much more than Biglaw money) working for Google. What was preventing me or my friends from learning how to code? Cynicism. The exact kind of cynicism that asks the question, “Why should I care about legal technology?””
Technology isn’t going anywhere. I feel the same way about the work I do as a trainer. Sure, you could just keep doing what you’re doing and not attend any training to attempt to learn how to use a given tool more efficiently. That only means that when someone does learn a better way of doing things, and changes your workplace, you’ll be the one left behind.
Do you want to be that person?