MILOfest/Mac Track Legal started 10 years ago, when the iPhone was barely a device worth carrying (apps had just been released). Since then, mobile computing has grown from the novelty of checking email to the full-fledged capability to run a practice on a blank-screened tablet. Where are we going next? How can you future-proof your practice for the next 10 years.
Lawyers all have “things to do”. Keeping track of those things, including items that you have delegated to others, has created a cottage industry of apps and strategies. It can be confusing as all get out. Tech guru & certified practice management coach Mark Metzger will help you make heads and tails of it all so you can increase productivity and profitability in your practice.
Too often we believe that we must make monumental changes in our practices to see real results in growth, efficiency, or professional satisfaction. The truth is that by making small changes, using the concept of Kaizen, we can effectuate massive positive change. In this session, you will learn how to use those techniques for yourself, and how to instill a culture of change around you - which will lead to even greater improvements.
It is extremely rare to find the practice that runs completely without input from, and collaboration with, others. Whether yours is a transactional practice or a litigation practice, you likely have to share your work with other…humans. Working exclusively (or mostly) on an iPad or iPhone can make that a challenge. Here you will learn tricks and tips to making collaboration a breeze.
Apple’s newest operating system (iOS 12) for the iPhone and iPad will incorporate technology from the awesome Workflow app, in a new application called “Shortcuts”. Shortcuts makes it possible for you to say to your phone “Lumos Maxima” and turn the flashlight on (for you Harry Potter fans), but it is capable of so much more.
More and more, court filings are required to be done electronically, and most of our “reading” is done on our devices. Even judges are known to highlight and track briefs on iPads…so what are the best practices for writing meant to be read on a mobile devices? There’s an art to this that speaks both to effective marketing, and persuasive advocacy. This session will help show the way.
Two years ago, Mark Metzger introduced the MacTrack Legal audience to mindfulness as a practice (and life) advantage. Most of that session laid the groundwork for why this habit is effective, and urged everyone to try it in their own lives. This session takes the next step in teaching you practical tips to incorporating a mindfulness practice, including common obstacles and how to overcome them. Interested in being happier and more effective in your day-to-day life? This session is for you.
Alykhan “AJ” Jetha
Marketcircle founder Alykhan “AJ” Jetha has seen the business landscape transform from one where workers had to be in the same place at the same time all of the time, to one where workers are capable of performing meaningful tasks from anywhere. Marketcircle works so that it is largely a de-centralized company - but that comes with challenges. How can you structure your practice/business into something profitable, effective, and fun when everything can be done from anywhere? Learn from someone who has been there and done it.
Victor J. Medina
Where we can go professionally and personally is often constrained only by our imagination and our limiting beliefs. Victor Medina has transformed his practice to one where he can work “iPad-only”. The iPad is the sports car of computer, and Victor likes driving sports cars. So, what are the essential tools to making that work in your practice? Bring your own iPad to this session because there will be lots of practical tips for you to use immediately.
Poor time management habits lead to stress, frustration and a constant feeling of being out of control. It is possible for you to take control, gain more freedom and manage your time well…if you have the right tools and strategies at your disposal. This session will offer strategies that will supply you with everything you need to increase your productivity, decrease your stress, and truly go home on time.
The Mac-iOS ecosphere offer tremendous efficiency and productivity shortcuts that can translate into more money in your pocket, or time at home. The problem is, too many times we've heard of a tip in passing and forgotten about it. Or had a tip once, but lost it in a software upgrade. This tune-up session will get you up and humming like a well-oiled tech-lawyer machine.