...I'm a non-traditional coming from an IT background. I'd like to argue for the utility of someone with my skill set in the legal community by pointing out recent cases that were lost due to poor technical knowledge of the attorney/team. That to properly represent individuals in these cases requires both skill in the law and the technology behind it, and as we become increasingly a digital society this will become increasingly in demand.
Is this a wise approach?
Oh.. and that I hope to milk mega-national corporations as I sift through each and every e-mail sent in the past 5 years to ascertain their applicability to a case while in the discovery phase for untold number of hours at $300 per.