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 Director of Information Technology 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.

Allan is a Clio® Certified Product Pro 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. 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, 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 design document assembly automation in Microsoft Word.

My Sessions

Up, Up and Away – Moving Your Practice to the Cloud

Columbus IJ

You’ve made the decision to move your practice to the cloud – how do you get started? Whether you only have to deal with email, document storage and billing, or if you have a long-term relationship with case or document management systems, moving to cloud platforms can be daunting and mysterious. Our experts will show […]

Practice in the Cloud

Welcome to ABA TECHSHOW / Introductory Session / Meet the Planning Board

Grand Ballroom EF

Excel for Lawyers: Practical Legal Applications

Grand Ballroom F

For lawyers, Excel is the neglected stepchild of the Office suite: you’re either underutilizing it, or not using it at all. This session will include the basics of Excel as well as more advanced use cases. Learn to create fiduciary accountings and schedules, graphical representations of data, mail merges, as well as useful formulas that […]

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