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Mac & iOS Resources for Lawyers

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We’ve updated our listing of places lawyers can find guidance to make the most of using Apple products in law practice.


Almost 80% of attorneys use an iPhone according to the most recent data available from the ABA Tech Report, and the Mac OS continues to be particularly popular among solo practitioners and small firm attorneys according to a recent ABA Solo & Small Firm Tech Report. The resources gathered below for guidance from experts and seasoned users in the legal profession.


All-Mac Law Office Primer 

Part 1: Setting Up an All-Mac Law Office (Brett Burney, Attorney at Work, Updated 2020)

Part 2: Lawyers Who Use Macs: Why They Do It and How (Brett Burney with Benjamin Stevens, Victor Medina, Jeremy Worley, and David Sparks, AAW, Updated 2020)



MacSparky (David Sparks) – covers tips, tools, podcasts, and more

MacSparky Field Guides (David Sparks) – cover shortcuts, paperless, Hazel file automation, OmniFocus, presentations, email, Markdown, and more

Mac Power Users Podcast (David Sparks and Stephen Hackett)

The Mac Lawyer (Ben Stevens)

9 Security Tips for Mac-Using Attorneys (Tom Lambotte for Clio, updated 2020)

Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac (Joe Kissell, 4th Edition, 2021)

Transitioning to Macs in Your Law Office (ABA Law Technology Today, 2015)



iPhone JD Blog (Jeff Richardson) – covers news, app reviews, and more

iPad Notebook (Justin S. Kahn) – covers tips, thoughts, and apps

10 Apps Every Lawyer Needs to Have on Mobile (Mass LOMAP Webinars for Busy Lawyers (33 min.))

iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (Tom Mighell, ABA, 2014)

iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers (Tom Mighell, ABA, 2012)

iPad in One Hour for Litigators (Tom Mighell, 2015)



GlobalMac IT – Legal tech and cybersecurity services

Apple Consultants Network – Independent technology service providers that specialize in Apple solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.


Related Resources:

Apps in Law Podcast (Brett Burney)

MacLitigator Blog (Peter Summerill, last updated 2016)

Macs in Law (Brett Burney, last updated 2017)


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We’ve previously compiled these resources under a special section of our website, which we’ve redirected here to update more regularly on our blog.

CATEGORIES: Technology
TAGS: apple / mac / ios

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