November 10th, 2011 by Gwynne Monahan
Vancouver, BC and Lake Buena Vista, FL – November 10, 2011 – Today at MILOfest 2011 in Florida, Clio launches its second annual Apple in Law Offices Survey. Cloud-based practice management system Clio welcomes MILOfest as a co-sponsor of this year’s survey, which aims to benchmark the degree to which Apple products have infiltrated the legal industry.
According to a recent Forrester Report, Apple products appear to be enjoying a larger adoption rate in the legal space as attorneys and legal staff are increasingly bringing their technology of choice to work. All legal professionals, law students and MILOfest attendees are invited to participate in the survey.
Available online at http://macsurvey.questionpro.com, the Clio Mac Survey will remain open through Wednesday, November 30th at 5pm EST, and the tabulated results will be presented by Clio CEO Jack Newton the following week of Monday, December 5th. Clio will also be giving away a free iPad 2 to a randomly selected survey respondent.
The Clio Apple in Law Offices Survey will gather data regarding the extent of lawyers’ current or intended migration to Macs or Apple products by focusing on the following areas:
- Operating System Choice: Mac vs. Windows OS
- Mobile device preferences: iPhone vs. Blackberry vs. Droid and others
- Plans to purchase iPads and other Apple/Mac hardware and software in 2012
- Cloud-based vs. desktop application usage in the law office
Clio CEO and Founder Jack Newton explains, “From our vantage point, we’ve seen the use of Macs, iPhone and iPads in law firms increase dramatically over the past year. Lawyers are using iPads and their accompanying legal apps more and more, so we’re excited to collect data charting this trend to see what’s really happening in the industry as a whole. We are extremely happy to welcome MILOfest as co-sponsor of the survey this year.”
MILOfest organizer Victor Medina says, “We are very pleased that Clio chose to launch its second annual Mac Survey at MILOfest this year, and are happy to be a co-sponsor of the survey as well. We are seeing a great expansion in attorneys bringing Mac products into the office and this study will provide research regarding the extent of this trend.”
Clio, a comprehensive web-based practice management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product, is specifically designed for solo practitioners and small law firms using PCs and Macs. It can be accessed from any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device.
Secure and easy-to-use, Clio provides case/matter management, time tracking, billing/reporting, client contact and document management, task scheduling, trust accounting, and performance metrics for independent lawyers to benchmark their business goals. In addition, Clio includes Clio Connect, a secure portal for document sharing and collaboration with clients, and Clio Express, an offline time capture application.
Clio’s parent company, Themis Solutions Inc., is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded by Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau. Visit www.goclio.com, email email@example.com, call 1-888-858-CLIO or follow on Twitter @goclio.
Building on two year’s success, MILOfest is a conference for attorneys interested in Macs, iPhones, iPads and anything else bearing an Apple logo. Always an interesting mix of practical tips, substantive education, and plain ol’ interesting sessions, MILOfest gathers the most collegial and generous attorneys from across the country (and even overseas) in a fun and information multi-day program. The conference runs November 10-12 at the Coronado Springs Resort and Conference Center at Disney World. Visit www.milofest.com for more information.