Here's why older lawyers should be looking out for the younger generation (or at least getting with it on technology)--
Most lawyers have trouble with email (and digital information in general) because they don't understand how to navigate that world. Lawyers who don't search for things on Internet are the worst. They lack a fundamental skill that's needed to efficiently attack digital information. Naturally they're inept when it comes to handling electronic discovery. Some of them are committing serious malpractice. But, of course, they have no idea.
The next generation of lawyers will not have this problem, or at least it won't be a prevalent problem like it is today. The young turks coming out of law school today don't have a passive relationship to information. They attack digital information the way sharks attack wounded seals.
This is from a much longer post from Ernest Svenson, "The Young Turks of Information Processing," which a commenter called "a great synopsis of the coming storm." I agree.