Allan Mackenzie


Author, lecturer and 30-year veteran of the business and technical side of the practice of law, Allan Mackenzie shares his experience as the Chief Information Officer for a Wall Street white collar litigation boutique. Recognized for his “known-nonsense to no-nonsense” approach to practice management and technology, he has acted as architect and implementer of successful strategies that have won the hearts and minds of legal and technology professionals and created holistic solutions that move firms forward whether 1 or 600 strong.

A current member of the ABA TECHSHOW planning board, Allan is a Clio® Certified Product Pro, holds Rocket Matter®, Zola Suite®, and Centerbase® certifications and has held certifications with Time Matters®, Pro Law®, and numerous others.  A regular speaker and contributing author to legal and technology forums, he has lent his name to three national and international consultancies that focus on the technological efficiency of the legal profession. Allan is sought after as a design and implementation consultant by the top case management, billing and document assembly and litigation software companies around world.

Prior to joining the consultancy sphere, Allan hung his hat at the Worldwide Training division of Microsoft® and Wang Laboratories® and has trained technical support and legal professionals in the United States, Canada, England, The United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and Japan.  And while he has provided Acting CIO services for large firms, he still loves to roll up his sleeves and create best practice architecture for solo/small, law schools, Attorneys General, State and Federal Courts, paralegal certification courses and not-for-profit organizations.

A provider of data conversion and transfer services, From Ground to Cloud©, Allan and his team still remember what carbon and liquid paper are.

My Sessions

The Three Little Formats: MS Word Character, Paragraph, Document

Columbus CD

Are you fighting with your Word documents in your law firm? Come learn how to master formatting in Microsoft Word and spend more time writing and less time battling underlying structures that can wreak havoc on your documents.

Saturday Workshops

This year, TECHSHOW combines the best of “60 Sites,” “60 Tips,” and “Gadgets and Gizmos” into one rollicking, face-paced session. We say goodbye to TECHSHOW 2020 with an hour of the latest in apps, work hacks, hot technologies, and more.


Welcome to TECHSHOW / Introductory Session / Meet the Planning Board

Grand Ballroom EF

Automation for Law Firms Using Office 365

Columbus KL

Has your firm deployed Office 365? If so, are you leveraging all the automation tools it provides? From task management to online appointments to rules-based actions, Office 365 has some old tools and new tricks to help lawyers improve workflows and reduce administrative tasks.