Making the Switch for the Mac-Curious
Mac Track (Introductory)
Friday, April 5, 2013, 8:00am-9:00am

If you've seen a Mac, own an iPhone or iPad, or have ever been to an Apple Store, admit it… you're a bit Mac-Curious. If you are considering making "THE SWITCH," this is the session for you! Our Mac experts will walk PC users through the best hardware, software, and work-flow modifications to make this transition.


Ben Stevens

The Stevens Firm, P.A., Spartanburg, SC

Ben Stevens practices in Spartanburg, South Carolina with his wife and law partner, Jenny Stevens, at The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center, where his principal area of practice is family law. Ben completed his undergraduate studies with honors at Clemson University, and he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina. He has been an active member of the South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Association for Justice, American Bar Association, and American Association for Justice since 1995. He currently serves on the Family Law Council of the South Carolina Bar, and he previously served two terms as Section Chair of the Family Law Section of the South Carolina Association for Justice. He is also a certified Family Court Mediator and a trained collaborative lawyer. Ben is happily married and the proud father of three children and three step-children, currently ranging in age from 15 to 3.

Ben is very involved with legal technology, particularly as it relates to the use of Macs in the practice of law. He has published The Mac Lawyer blog since August of 2006, and since that time, it has become one of the leading legal technology blogs. Ben also co-founded the Macs in Law Offices (MILO) group, which is the largest forum of its kind. He also publishes the South Carolina Family Law blog (, which is an award winning family law blog. Ben has served on the editorial board for the ABA’s Law Practice Today webzine since 2008. He has been featured in several state and national publications, and he enjoys giving presentations on the subjects of family law and legal technology to audiences locally, nationally, and internationally.

Reid Trautz

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, DC

Reid Trautz is a lawyer serving as the Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Practice and Professionalism Center, where he provides ethics guidance and management advisory services to lawyers to help them improve their businesses and the delivery of legal services to their clients. Reid is a nationally recognized advisor, author and presenter on practice issues, including launching a law practice, business process improvement, law practice technology, and legal ethics. He is co-author of The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice, published by the ABA, and is a frequent contributor to legal publications nationwide. He is also publisher of the legal blog, ReidMyBlog.