Lawyers Learning About Macs at the ABA TECHSHOW – March 29-31

The Mac Track at the ABA TECHSHOW 2012

The ABA TECHSHOW comes to Chicago March 29-31, 2012 (next week!).

This annual get-together is a tremendous opportunity to learn about new technology, understand how to better use what you already have, and network with other lawyers on how they use technology in their practice.

One of the highlights of TECHSHOW (I may be a little biased) is the “Mac Track” which has grown to a full day’s worth of educational sessions, not too mention the additional sessions that cover iPhones and iPads.

I’ve been honored to serve on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board for the past three years and I’ve enjoyed inviting some of the most prolific Mac-using lawyers to speak. The “Mac Track” takes place on Friday, March 30, and features an incredible lineup of sessions and speakers:

A Day in the Life of a Mac Lawyer (8:00am-9:00am – Victor Medina & Ben Stevens)
Ben and Victor share some of their day-to-day tips and tricks for using Macs in their practice. This is a great session if you’re a newbie to the world of Macs, but even the most fluent Mac-using lawyer will walk away with a tip or two they didn’t know before.

The Fine Art of Getting Paid on a Mac (10:00am-11:00am – Randy Juip & Mark Metzger)
This session will focus on the time and billing tools available for the Mac in a legal practice. Admittedly, it’s not the most exciting topic, but it sure it important.

Paperless Productivity on a Mac (2:15pm-3:15pm – David Sparks & Ernest Svenson)
Everyone is interested in slimming down their paper usage, and this session is guaranteed to give you what you need. David and Ernie will provide some golden nuggets of working with less paper.

Mac Power Users (3:30pm-4:30pm – Brett Burney, Randy Juip & Hon. Paul Mathias)
If you still need more Mac by the end of the day, then this session will fill your cup. Brett, Randy and Paul are covering a ton of tips, tricks, and apps that are guaranteed to help you be more productive and more efficient throughout your workday. This session is fast-paced and packed with info!


Those four sessions  are JUST the “Mac Track” of the show, but there’s also a lot for people interested in iPhone and iPads:

SmartPhone Wars (Thurs. March 29, 8:30am-9:30am)

Tablet Wars (Thurs. March 29, 10:30am-11:30am)

iWin: iPads for Litigators (Thurs. March 29, 4:00pm-5:00pm)

60 iOS Apps for Lawyers in 60 Minutes (Sat. March 31, 9:45am-10:45am)


But that’s not ALL!!

I don’t have room to mention all the others session covering cloud computing, paperless practices, e-discovery, digital marketing, time & billing, etc.. You’ll just have to jump over to the full TECHSHOW Schedule and take a look at all the sessions.


Last but not least, the ABA TECHSHOW is one of the best opportunities for you to talk face-to-face with all of the legal software vendors in the market. All the biggies are at TECHSHOW, but you’ll also have direct access to the developers from Clio, Rocket Matter, Nextpoint, and more.

Even better, this will be the THIRD year that Marketcircle (makers of Daylite and Billings) will be exhibiting at TECHSHOW. That may not sound impressive you understand that they are one of the ONLY Mac-only software companies that has ever graced the doors of TECHSHOW! Say hello to Amin Rahmani in the booth when you pay them a visit.

I know time is running short, but if you can make it to Chicago next Friday, you’ll enjoy a fantastic day of Mac-focused education and get to meet hundreds of colleagues that are there for the same reasons.

I hope to see you there!