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Im in the legal profession... Which programming course/language will benefit me in growing in my profession ? (And how?)

Programming and the legal profession I'm joined the Sololearn community and I appreciate how helpful you are. I am currently practicing as an attorney and I enjoy learning programming. I would like to know what courses or programming languages to focus in, in order to assist in a profession that is not considered to be related to programming. Alternatively where do the two disciplines overlap.

5th Oct 2018, 2:22 PM
Nolan - avatar
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I studied law and business administration and I work in a law firm. The only "programming language" I ever needed was SQL, and this was because of administrative reasons (client database, claim management, monitoring deadlines etc.). Most of the senior partners barely know how to send an email. Then again, I live in Germany and things might be VERY different in other countries (codified law vs. case law etc.). If the jurisdiction in your country is based on case law, it might be useful if you're able to write a web crawler that finds similar cases or something. Python is useful for things like that. But there's probably already a software for that 🤔
6th Oct 2018, 9:22 AM
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I was a legal assistant for 8 years and have been a professional full stack developer for the last 5 years. I fell into development after learning a little VB and MS Office automation. Eventually I built a user form that automated roughly 75% of my every day work. Needless to say I found my passion. But I still help a friend who operates his own practice. I use C# and the .net framework/.net core as well as all front end web languages and sql. With the experience I gained in a law firm I am now able to automate just about any office task... save for phone calls and making photocopies and filing hardcopies lol
17th Mar 2019, 11:27 AM
Mike - avatar
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What? It's legal? I thought programming was illegal.
16th Mar 2019, 3:16 PM
C. Scheler
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This is very helpful thank you.
6th Oct 2018, 9:41 AM
Nolan - avatar