After spurring meaningful advancements in legal technology last year, Clio announced the 2019 Launch//Code Contest to inspire new innovations for 2019.
Vancouver, BC — Following the major success of last year’s contest, Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, will again host the $100,000 Launch//Code Contest this year to find the next breakthrough integrations for legal professionals.
“It’s an honor to support entrepreneurs working to solve the types of challenges unique to the legal industry,” said Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder at Clio. “In hosting the $100,000 Launch//Code Contest, we hope to inspire innovations that will shape the practice of law. As consumer expectations evolve, these innovations are what will help lawyers meet client needs.”
Entrants will design and develop an app integration for Clio Manage 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 processes to streamline traditionally cumbersome workflows. Contest entries can range from apps that have previously demonstrated market traction to innovative new ideas yet to be tested.
Finalists will be invited to 2019 Clio Cloud Conference and 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.
In 2018, Clio received over 50 submissions to the Launch//Code Contest. Finalists were required to present a three-minute pitch on the quality of their integration, level of innovation, and market impact to a panel of industry experts. Tali, a Portland-based startup that offers hands-free time tracking, was named the winner and received the $100,000 Launch//Code grand prize.
“Technology is the key to transforming the practice of law, for good, and we are proud to support the innovations 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.”
Those interested in entering the Launch//Code Contest are encouraged to visit clio.com/launch-code.
Launch//Code Abbreviated Rules (for Official Rules, please visit clio.com/launch-code):
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchasing does not improve your chances of winning. The Launch//Code Contest is not open to the general public or to persons in their individual capacity. The Contest is open to companies/businesses legally organized as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation or otherwise which are located and doing business within the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Void in Quebec, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Contest Entry Period begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on 02/25/19 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 09/1/19. Click here for Official Rules. Sponsor: Themis Solutions Inc. d/b/a Clio, 4611 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4X3.
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 90 countries, and the approval of over 65 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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Senior Manager, Brand and Communications, Clio