March 07, 2018

New ABA book offers guidance for attorneys considering a switch from Windows to Mac

CHICAGO, March 7, 2018 — As technological trends change and features such as usability, reliability and security become even more important, lawyers and law practices are contemplating a switch from Windows to Mac operating systems.

Macs in law is a trending topic at this week’s American Bar Association TECHSHOW 2018 in Chicago as an increasing number of attorneys use, or are curious about using, Macs. The event features a “MacTrack” with sessions dedicated to utilizing Macs in a legal setting, and exhibitors, such as Smile and WordRake, offer Mac-compatible software. The new book debuting at TECHSHOW, “Macs in Law: The Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-Using Attorney,” is a resource for any lawyer who wonders whether Macs might be a good fit for their legal practice. It answers specific questions about running a Mac-based law practice and offers a step-by-step action plan for switching to Macs.

Co-author Brett Burney is principal of Burney Consultants LLC in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and focuses on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery. Burney is very active in the Mac-using lawyer community, working with lawyers who want to integrate Macs, iPhones and iPads into their practice. He is a frequent contributor to Legaltech News and speaks around the country on litigation support, e-discovery, Mac and iOS-related topics. Co-author Tom Lambotte is CEO of GlobalMacIT in Twinsburg, Ohio, the only company in the world that specializes in providing IT support to Mac-based law firms. His methods are based on nearly a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of best practices. Lambotte is the author of “Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms” and “Legal Boost: Big Profits Through an IT Transformation.” He is a highly sought-after speaker at events such as the TECHSHOW and MacTrack Legal.

Title:                             “Macs in Law: The Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-Using Attorney”
Publisher:                    ABA Book Publishing
Pages:                         192
Product Code:             5110822
ISBN:                            978-164105-140-8
Size:                              192 pages, 6 x 9, paperback
Price:                            $79.95
Orders:                        800-285-2221 or

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