Lawyers, and access to IT

There is not a lot of overlap between lawyers and IT professionals; there are a minority of lawyers who are keen on using IT (the bulk being addicted to paper and early C20th technology1 and reluctantly dragged into using computers and the internet) but only a tiny number who can set up and maintain the required hardware or write computer programs. Likewise there are very few IT people who have any idea what it is like to practice law, and the bulk have no real contact with the legal profession until they instruct someone about a contract or copyright issue.
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