Nefra MacDonald is the Affinity Programs Manager at Clio. Having worked in legal for nearly a decade, Nefra understands the pain points that affect legal professionals, and she uses her experience to help lawyers streamline processes and run a better business. A graduate of the University of Miami, Nefra is a passionate speaker about legal technology, attorney health and wellness, and other topics relevant to legal professionals.
As a young lawyer working in large law firms in downtown Chicago, Melanie Leonard was horrified by the stacks of paper that coated the desks of her colleagues. In 2006, Melanie started her own firm, driven by a single guiding principle: No Paper Allowed. To achieve that lofty goal, she searched for a cloud-based practice management software up to the task. In 2008, Melanie discovered the newly launched Clio and became one of the first lawyers to deeply integrate the software into every facet of her firm. Over the next 10 years, Melanie built a thriving real estate law practice and successfully kept her desk free of paper. She then sold that practice in 2018 and began streamlined.legal where she now helps other small law firms create efficiency in their daily workflows and optimize their use of practice management software. Melanie resides in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and their two ridiculously adorable children.
Atlanta Legal Tech
ATL Legal Tech is Designing the New Practice of Law. Grown out of a local meetup, we are a thriving SouthEastern community of lawyers, tech gurus, paralegals, entrepreneurs, big thinkers, small business owners and thought-leaders. We fill a gap for solos and small firms by providing hands-on education, support and community around tech adoption, small business skills and innovation.
Stop putting out fires and start building your firm! streamlined.legal delivers peace of mind by
helping you create efficiency in your daily workflows and optimize your use of practice
management software. Our team has been there and done that. Work smarter.