Apple Legal Practice Resources

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With the unfortunate and untimely passing of Steve Jobs, Apple, Apple products, and The Apple Way are on the minds of many. Apple in legal practice is a popular topic here at Lawyerist, as well as, around the web. While some Lawyerist contributors have argued that every lawyer should use a Mac, others predicted iPad would be a big disappointment for Apple and its customers. But Lawyerist is by no means the only place to learn about using Apple in legal practice. Here are some very helpful Apple legal practice resources from around the web:

  • MILOfest – a conference for attorneys interested in Macs, iPhones, iPads and anything else bearing an Apple logo #MILOfest.
  • MILO Google group – the largest forum for Mac-using attorneys.
  • The Mac Lawyer – A blog about using macs in the practice of law by Spartanburg, SC attorney Ben Stevens
  • Esquire Mac – a blog by Adam Greivell, a 20+ year Mac veteran and Maryland litigation attorney.
  • iPhone J.D. – a site for lawyers using iPhones and iPads published by Jeff Richardson, an attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • TabletLegal – a blog discussing use of Apple’s iPad by lawyers and in the legal profession authored by Josh Barrett, a Portland, Oregon business attorney.
  • Apple Briefs – Improving your law practice with Macintosh by attorney Jeffrey Kabbe.
  • Web Resources for Mac-Using Lawyers – and those who want to be, a great list at the Inspired Solo.
  • Macs In Law – Using Macs, iPhones, & iPads in the practice of law by Brett Burney.
  • ABA Journal Mac vs. PC (2008) – Attorneys Ben Stevens and Rick Georges duke it out.
  • SPU What’s New – Macs in the Law Office – interview with Victor Medina, who teaches Macs in the Law Office at SPU.

From spending some time reading these great resources, it is quickly evident that there are a lot of advantages to choosing Apple in your legal practice. However, making the switch isn’t without disadvantages. If you’ve been a PC your whole life, you should understand that there will be some leaning involved. There are also price considerations. Macs and iPhones certainly aren’t the most affordable computing and cell phone options out there.
Where do you go for Apple for lawyers info?

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  • Victor Medina

    Just a quick note of thanks for mentioning the MILOfest conference in November. I’m still a practicing attorney and this conference is really a labor of love for me. Every year, I program a conference I want to attend and hope enough people think enough of it to come too.

    Another great resource for using Macs in the practice of law is the GoogleGroup MILO, which stands for Macs In the Law Office. It’s completely free to join and there are over 3,400 attorneys on it. It was started by The Mac Lawyer, Ben Stevens, and is maintained by Ben and Finis Price of technoesq.com – just a phenomenal resource for the recent convert and advanced user.

    Thanks again –

    Victor