Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mac v. PC in Legal Practice

In the March issue of the ABA Journal we find an article concerning the battle between Mac and PC computer formats in legal practice. Law students should be aware of what lawyers are concerned about with both formats and the kinds of computer programs many lawyers use in their practice. (Hint: If you are able to become familiar with these programs as part of an internship, clinical opportunity, or on your own, list them in a computer skills section at the bottom of your resume to alert potential employers that you are ahead of the game).

The article begins:

"The decades-long Mac versus PC battle recalls those video games in which the Big Boss Bad Guy just can’t seem to squash our nim­ble little hero.

Clever marketing and product development vie against massive market share. And with each round, the question grows: Is there a reason to switch to Apple, and is now the time?

This year the ABA Journal is letting some real advocates argue the case. Ben Stevens and Rick Georges are not only lawyers using opposing systems; they are proponents who advise on the use of technology in the law office.

They have strong opinions, and they’re not afraid to state them. No games, no rules and no punches pulled."

To read more, go here.

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