Lawyers - PC or Mac?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by ruzzi, Jul 20, 2011.

Lawyers - PC or Mac?

  1. PC

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  2. Mac

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  1. deburn

    deburn Senior member

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    I agree. Get a mac, it's amazingly intuitive, fast and just works - not to mention cool :) I changed from being a lifelong windows user 4 years ago and love it. The few times I have to use a windows m/c these days is like pulling teeth. Not a lawyer, but it doesn't sound like you're using specialized software.
     


  2. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Why not just get a PC for work, and with the money you saved, spend it on an iPad for play?
     


  3. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Get the air, and load bootcamp on it. Office for mac is ok (word) but fails hard in excel.
     


  4. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Yeah it does fail in excel if you're doing finance and stat stuff. Can't load most plugins and extensions.
     


  5. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Don't do stat stuff in Excel. The package is limited.
     


  6. Ghast

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    PC, always and forever. I don't use any Apple products.
     


  7. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    always mac ... there is nothing that cant be done on a mac now and everything is easily transitional between both pc and mac
     


  8. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    wow i voted for wrong one lol correct my things its a mac NOT a pc haha
     


  9. rohde88

    rohde88 Senior member

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    It sounds like there's going to be a higher risk of problems vs guaranteed small benefits, I'd say choose a PC.

    I'm just an associate, but partners would not appreciate dealing with MY mac problems. If you're general counsel and capable enough of telling CEO, CFO to wait while you get a problem sorted out, then do it.
     


  10. luftvier

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    I run my practice from my Mac laptop and IPhone. It's great.

    Mac's word processor is significantly better than Word and wholly comparable with it. Macs can save files directly as PDFs. My billing and time tracking software was $30 and syncs with my phone. I use Dropbox for my files.

    I really don't think it matters. use whatever the hell you want. For my own practice, Macs work great.
     


  11. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    What about other specialty software, Trial Director, CT Summation, West CaseLogistix, etc.? I don't understand how these days a lawyer doesn't need anything but a word processor and some cheap billing software.

    How do you prepare, index, keep track of discovery? Excel spreadsheets? Good God man, that would be like going back to the dark ages.
     


  12. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    My guess is that my criminal defense practice is simpler and easier to keep track of without such software than your practice area?
     


  13. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Patent litigation, yeah gets pretty document intensive I guess. I just always assume other areas of law are going to be like this heh.

    Right now, I'm indexing and documenting Defendants' document production served w/ their Invalidity Contentions. When I started here we used Excel spreadsheets for our indexing and it was a total nightmare and made my life miserable.

    We just got West's Case Logistix and I have to say, the task has actually turned into a joy. Custom tagging document production is brilliant!
     
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  14. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    Patent litigation sounds like a nightmare. Give me drug dealers any day. :happy:
     


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    I use PCs in the office and have an ipad that I take to court with all of my files on dropbox so that I can easily access any document in court.
     


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