Clio continues to drive meaningful advancements in legal technology by investing in new innovation for 2020.
Vancouver, BC — Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, announced at ABA TECHSHOW that this year’s $100,000 Launch//Code Developer Contest is officially open for submissions. In continuing the success of previous years, the contest aims to encourage new breakthrough innovations in technology for legal professionals.
“Supporting innovation in legal tech is hugely important to the team at Clio and I’m excited to announce today that our $100,000 Launch//Code Developer Contest is returning for the third year,” said Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder at Clio. “Last year we had an unbelievable set of finalists that addressed pains such as time and text message tracking, data reporting, client intake and document automation, and legal research. I look forward to seeing the integrations submitted for this year’s contest.”
Entrants will design and develop an app integration for Clio Manage, the leading legal practice management software, using its rich API. Applicants should address a difficulty legal professionals face daily when managing their business or growing their firm. Potential finalists will leverage the complex array of client and matter data stored in Clio Manage to offer new, seamless workflows built on top of the Clio platform. Contest entries can range from apps that have previously demonstrated market traction to innovative new ideas yet to be tested.
At the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference, Casetext was announced as the winner and brought home the $100,000 grand prize. Casetext’s legal research platform helps attorneys find better results more efficiently and effectively. With Casetext’s award-winning CARA A.I. technology, lawyers can use a brief or complaint from one of their matters in Clio to find relevant and tailored search results.
“Clio’s Launch//Code Developer Contest was an invaluable opportunity to develop and promote our integration,” said Pablo Arredondo, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Casetext. “The Clio team was fantastic to work with, and we appreciated the opportunity to showcase our integration to the legal community at the Clio Cloud Conference.”
“Technology is the key to transforming the practice of law, for good, and we are proud to support the innovations like Casetext that help improve people’s lives,” said Newton. “It’s truly humbling to see the type of creativity and drive demonstrated by developers in today’s legal tech community.”
The contest is open to anyone who has built an integration since the announcement of last year’s winners on October 22, 2019. Finalists will be invited to the 2020 Clio Cloud Conference, where they’ll have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in front of conference attendees. The winning company or business will receive the $100,000 prize, but all entrants who complete the necessary requirements and are approved by Clio will be featured in Clio’s App Directory, bringing their product to a growing community of over 150,000 legal professionals.
Those interested in entering the Launch//Code Contest are encouraged to visit clio.com/launch-code.
Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, empowers lawyers to be both client-centered and firm focused through a suite of cloud-based solutions, including legal practice management, client intake and legal CRM software. Clio has been transforming the industry for over a decade with 150,000 customers spanning 100 countries, and the approval of over 66 bar associations and law societies globally. Clio continues to lead the industry with initiatives like the Legal Trends Report, the Clio Cloud Conference, and the Clio Academic Access Program. Clio has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 company. Learn more at clio.com.
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