Historically, the Mac was considered a consumer-grade machine, and lawyers were encouraged to bypass the Mac in favor of the more prevalent Windows-based computers.
This has changed in the last few years due to the Mac gaining more market share and the “halo effect” of the iPod/iPhone/iPad. The 2009 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report states that 4% of respondents reported they use the Mac operating system (up from 3% in 2008).
About “Macs in Law”
In July 2007 Brett Burney authored an article for Law.com entitled “Hello, I’m a Lawyer with a Mac” and Apple links to the story from their Business Solutions-Legal page. The story is a bit out-dated now, but it heralded the increasing adoption of Macs in the legal community.
Brett is currently writing a book entitled “Macs In Law” for the ABA Law Practice Management Section which will be released in 2011. This site will serve as the online companion for the book incorporating updates and news.
About Brett Burney
Brett is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, an independent legal technology consulting practice that helps legal professionals integrate Macs, iPhones and iPads into their practice.
Don’t hesitate to contact Brett with any questions about incorporating Macs into your law practice.
Brett Burney Burney Consultants LLC email@example.com (216) 245-1414
About Clio Certified Consultant Program
Clio is a “web-based practice management service.” In May 2010, the company launched their Certified Consultant Partner Program to better support customers and extend their offerings.
Brett chose to become a Clio Certified Consultant because Clio offers Mac-using lawyers an excellent option for managing their practice.
All of the traditional, legal-specific practice management software applications are Windows-only. Clio’s cloud-based option fills the gap for Mac-using lawyers who need the structure and organization that can be achieved through the use of a practice management system.
Please contact us for any questions regarding sign-up and support for Clio.