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 Trials and Tribulations of Technology Conversion

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Learn to avoid the disasters of a poorly conceived software or hardware technology conversion. This session will look at how to successfully convert from an existing technology system to a new system, how to migrate data, how to enable those technologies to play well with each other within your law firm.

Choosing and Using

Default Settings in Office Every Law Firm Should Know

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Despite years of use, it is still amazing how little people know about customizing the look and feel of programs like Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel – or how many settings foil your work! You do NOT have to put up with it! Take control by understanding the hidden traps such as “Ignore Words in […]

Core Technology