FREE Webinar “Magic Text Creation for Busy Lawyers” with the Amazing TextExpander (Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017)

Do you type?

Do you want to save valuable minutes every day?

If you answered “Yes” to both questions (who wouldn’t???) then read on …


It amazes me how many lawyers actually CHOOSE to perform extra, manual, senseless work that the computer can do for them. Valuable minutes are wasted every day typing the same repetitive keystrokes. TextExpander tangibly and practically improves your daily efficiency and your overall practice. (Just ask Neil Tyra of The Law Entrepreneur!)

If you type everyday, and you long to be more efficient, then you can’t afford to miss a FREE webinar this Thursday (Feb. 23, 2017) where you will learn EXACTLY how to incorporate the indispensable TextExpander into your practice.

This FREE webinar is hosted by my good friend Ernie Svenson (aka “Ernie the Attorney”) who also offers the fantastic Small Firm Bootcamp course. I’ve been working with Ernie on cooking up a live Small Firm Bootcamp event offering hands-on workshops on items like TextExpander. We’ll provide more info on the live Bootcamp soon, but for now just sign up for the FREE webinarMagic Text Creation for Busy Lawyers” and you’ll be on the mailing list to learn more.

I’ve spoken about the remarkable benefits of TextExpander before in November of 2012. Planet10Tech was gracious to record the presentation but so much has changed and improved in the last 4 years that you need to attend the FREE webinar this Thursday (Feb. 23). I’ll show you exactly how to incorporate TextExpander into your practice.

If you’re repeatedly typing the same things every day like e-mail addresses, client or judges’ names, thank you e-mails, date & time stamps, etc., then you are LITERALLY WASTING TIME!!

We’ll start off with simple snippets in TextExpander and then dig a little deeper into constructing complicated documents and designing form fields. And lastly I’ll share a gaggle of valuable tips & tricks to ensure you’re getting the most out of TextExpander. And like past webinars, we’ll keep answering your questions for as long as you’re asking them!

Sign up for the FREE webinarMagic Text Creation for Busy Lawyers” and I’ll see you there!

ABA Webinar: Macs in Law – The Latest and Greatest Developments from Apple (January 11, 2017 @ 1:00pm EST)

If you’re interested in the latest news on using Macs in a law practice, don’t miss the ABA Webinar today: Macs in Law – The Latest and Greatest Developments from Apple.

I’m thrilled to be presenting this webinar with Mac-using lawyer Katie Floyd, who is also the co-host of the amazing Mac Power Users podcast.

Katie and I will be discussing the pros & cons of using a Mac in a law practice, what Mac that lawyers should consider purchasing, and a variety of software applications that keep a Mac law office humming.

Whether you’re considering switching to a Mac, or you’ve been using a Mac for years, you’ll pick up some great tips and recommendation from the Macs in Law webinar today.

Registration page is here.

FREE Webinar! Brett Burney to Speak on Boosting Mac Efficiency in Small Law Firms – December 15, 2016

Are you already using a Mac in your practice but believe you should be MORE efficient?

Are you considering moving from Windows to a Mac but just want to be sure it’s the right decision?

Then don’t miss my FREE webinar I’m hosting with my friend Ernie Svenson (aka Ernie the Attorney) at and Small Law Firm Bootcamp. I’ve know Ernie for many years ever since he started using a Mac in his law practice.

Last week I gave a presentation on Macs at the Ohio State Bar Technology Conference and a gentleman attended who had been using a Mac for 2 months. He recently switched after getting completely frustrated with the “forced” updates from Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10. We had a great discussion and I offered him several suggestions for streamlining his daily work on the Mac and he was thrilled.

I’ve updated my entire presentation on laywers using Macs and can’t wait to present “Boosting Mac Efficiency in Small Law Firms” on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern.

More information and registration here.

Brett Burney to Speak at Apple Store, Eton on May 20, 2016 on Using Macs, iPhones & iPads in the Practice of Law

Brett Burney will speak for the Apple in Law Event, “Boosting Profitability with Mac, iPhone & iPad,” on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9:00am at the Apple, Eton store.

The 90-minute feature will provide lawyers with a better understanding of how to use Macs, iPads, and iPhones to increase profitability in their law practices.

Brett will be joined by Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMac IT.

For more information—or to register—send and e-mail to the Business Team at the Eton Apple stored ( or call the store at (216) 535-4563.

“iPad for Lawyers” featuring Brett Burney at State Bar of Wisconsin – January 6, 2016

If you 1) practice in Wisconsin and 2) are getting a new iPad for Christmas, then register now for “iPad for Lawyers – Featuring Brett Burney” sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin.

The full-day seminar will take place at the State Bar Center in Madison on Thursday, January 6, 2016.

Brett will be joined by legal technology luminary Nerino Petro, CIO at Holmstrom & Kennedy, P.C. Nerino also blogs actively at

The schedule covers everything that an iPad-totin’ lawyer needs to know about how to effectively incorporate the iPad into your daily practice. You’ll learn how to edit Microsoft Word documents, annotate PDF files, give presentations, and conduct legal research. The seminar will discuss your ethical duties for protecting the information on your iPad, and the speakers will show off their favorite apps, tips, and gadgets.

Don’t miss the “iPad for Lawyers” seminar in Madison, WI on January 6, 2016.

The Name Game: How to Manage & Organize Your Digital Documents – ABA TECHSHOW Summer Series (Thurs. July 16, 2015)

Since I was the Chair of the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board (which took place on April 16-18, 2015), I’m a little biased when it comes to how great the educational sessions were. So good, in fact, that the Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) picked up several sessions for the “ABA TECHSHOW Summer Series” of webinars.
The first is “The Name Game: How to Manage & Organize Your Digital Documents” that will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern. Registration is available here and is only $50 for ABA Members (only $75 if you’re not a member).

The presenters are Nancy Duhon of Duhon Technology Solutions LLC and Steve Best of Affinity Consulting and who also happens to be the Chair of the 2016 ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board.

The material covered in this webinar will apply to any lawyer, regardless of whether you’re using a Mac or Windows computer. But I fin that most Mac-using lawyers don’t have a formal legal document management system and so this webinar will be extremely relevant and helpful.

I encourage you to read more and register for “The Name Game: How to Manage & Organize Your Digital Documents.”

Fundamental iPad Tips for Lawyers (Brett Burney presentation for Chicago Bar Association)

Attorney at Work-Fundamental iPad Tips for LawyersIn November 2012, I was invited to give a presentation on iPads for the Chicago Bar Association by my good friend Catherine Sanders Reach. I had a great time and we had a packed house. Catherine has indicated that she’s going to have me back for an extended session in the early spring 2013.

Joan Feldman from Attorney at Work was in the audience and did a fantastic write-up of the session. It’s so good, in fact, that you could probably skip attending the session just by reading Joan’s report.

Joan covers my presentation in five areas:

  1. Get better acquainted – covers some general tips on using the iPad
  2. The apps – covers a few of my “top-ten must-have iPad apps for lawyers”
  3. Transferring files in and out of there – covers methods for getting documents on to your iPad
  4. Pointing fingers – covers my stylus (styli?) recommendations
  5. Security settings – covers my recommendations for securing your iPad

You can read the full report at “Fundamental iPad Tips for Lawyers” on Attorney at Work.

Brett Burney Giving iPad Presentations to Lawyers Around the Country

Brett Burney giving iPad Presentations for LawyersIt continues to amaze me how the iPad is changing the way lawyers use and interact with technology. One of my favorite activities is spending time helping lawyers learn how to use the iPad better. I’ve been honored to be invited to speak around the country on the topic and here is a list of upcoming presentations:

(Many of these sessions are already sold out, but please feel free to reach out and contact the appropriate sponsors in case attendees have to cancel or they expand the space. Thank you!)

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Legal iPad Presentations In Your City – Columbus, OH (6/15), Lansing, MI (6/18) & Durant, OK (6/23)


Legal iPad Presentations by Brett Burney

I’m excited to announce three legal iPad presentations coming up over the next few days that each have a little bit of a different focus. If you’re close to any of these cities, pick up some “less-boring” CLE credits and come by and say hello!

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“Shred Your Legal Pad, Get An iPad!” – Columbus Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Meeting April 19

Columbus Bar Association Solo Small Firm Shred Your Legal Pad Get an iPad

I am thrilled to be presenting “Shred Your Legal Pad, Get an iPad” with my friend Chad Burton of Burton Law at the Columbus Bar Association this Thursday, April 19, 2012. This is a special presentation for the Small Firm / Solo Practitioner Committee Meeting.

Chad and I have spoken on the iPad before and we make a great team. I cover the technical considerations of using an iPad in your practice, and Chad discusses how he actually uses it every day in managing his firm and interacting with his colleagues & clients.

Visit the Columbus Bar Association calendar of events to get more details and sign up for the session which takes place over the lunch hour 12:00pm-1:00pm.