Jack Newton Awarded Person of the Year at the 2020 Technology Impact Awards



Legal technology pioneer, CEO and Co-founder of Clio, and author of The Client-Centered Law Firm, Jack Newton has earned Person of the Year as part of the 2020 Technology Impact Awards. 

November 5, 2020 – Vancouver, BC – Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder of Clio, has been awarded the 2020 Technology Impact Award, Person of the Year. The 2020 Technology Impact Awards, Person of the Year celebrates an individual who is a recognized icon in the BC technology ecosystem. They are an acknowledged leader who has demonstrated business success and role model to others, and someone who actively engages with the community to build a stronger future for tech in BC.

“Without a doubt, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years to date, and I’m proud to be among so many outstanding leaders who are taking an active role in supporting their communities.” said Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder of Clio. “I’m amazed at the incredible growth and resilience in BC’s tech scene, and I’m honoured to be part of such an enriching community of innovators.”

Jack has set a mission for himself and Clio, an award-winning company that’s proven itself a market-leader in reimagining the legal service industry, to transform the practice of law, for good, and for over a decade, his commitment has been unwavering. In the past 18 months, Jack closed Clio’s US$250 million Series D financing, the largest growth equity investment in Canadian history at the time; undertook Clio’s first acquisition, transformed Clio into a multi-product company; and published his bestselling book, The Client-Centered Law Firm

Jack believes in supporting innovation, and has led by example as a member of the Board of Directors at Ross.AI, Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, hosted by Waterstone Human Capital, and Pro Bono Net. He’s an investor and advisor to early-stage legal tech startups and shares Clio’s story and his leadership learnings with thousands of aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs at countless academic seminars, meetings, and events. He’s also host of the annual Clio Cloud Conference—the most impactful and inspirational conference in the legal industry. By sparking industry conversations and building market trust, Jack has been able to position Clio as a far-away leader from its late-adoption competitors. 

In March 2020, Jack launched Clio’s COVID-19 Legal Relief Initiative, committing $1 million in educational resources, free and discounted software, and direct financial assistance to help law firms navigate these challenging times. As part of the ongoing industry analyses featured in the annual Legal Trends Report, Clio also undertook new in-depth research on the impacts of COVID-19 on the legal industry to learn more about the challenges US legal professionals currently face due to the global pandemic. In an effort to encourage discussion in the legal industry, Jack launched Daily Matters–a free daily podcast. While much of what lies ahead is uncharted territory, this remains clear: Jack is committed to championing and facilitating a swift and massive transformation in the legal industry.

“Seeing the community come together to support one another during these challenging times has given new meaning to our annual celebration of the change-makers, the up-and-comers, the innovators, and the bold,” said Jill Tipping, BC Tech President and CEO. “It is incredibly rewarding to see such grit, kindness, and compassion as we work to make B.C. the best place to grow and scale a tech company and advance technology adoption in every industry.”

Jack has been decorated with some of the highest honours in Canadian business, including the EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year award and BIV’s Forty under 40. Clio has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte, and as having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. Additionally, Clio was the first company to receive BC Tech Association’s Company of the Year Anchor Success category when it launched last year. 

About the BC Tech Association 

Making B.C. the best place to grow and scale a tech company has been the mission of the BC Tech Association since 1993. While our members focus on growing their businesses, BC Tech has been providing opportunities for our industry members to collaborate, learn, and grow together. We are dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, and advocating so our industry and our province thrive. To learn more visit www.wearebctech.com.

About Clio

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 software and 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, and, most recently, Company of the Year, Anchor Success by the British Columbia Tech Association. Learn more at clio.com.

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