Legal technology pioneer, CEO and Co-founder of Clio, and author of The Client-Centered Law Firm, Jack Newton has been inducted as a 2019 Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.
Nashville, TN—Jack Newton, CEO and Co-Founder of Clio, has been inducted as a Fellow of the prestigious College of Law Practice Management. Membership is by invitation only to those who have proven to their peers, the bar, the bench, or the public their substantial contributions to law practice management and their sustained performance in the field.
“I’m honored to be inducted into the College and to work alongside so many other talented individuals making a profound impact in the field of legal practice management,” said Jack Newton. “Through legal technology, we can better the lives of legal professionals and their clients, while breaking down barriers to legal services for all. I can’t think of a more noble cause to strive towards.”
With over a decade of experience working with lawyers, regulators, and other legal industry professionals to spearhead change in the legal industry, Jack was selected due to his sustained efforts towards advancing the practice of law, bettering the lives of lawyers, and educating the industry on best practices.
To be inducted, fellows must meet strict qualification criteria, illustrate a sustained performance in the practice of their profession, and have made substantial contributions to law practice management.
Jack began the work he’s being recognized for today in 2008, when he founded Clio, the first cloud-based legal practice management software to market. Now, Clio is the most-widely used and trusted legal technology to manage and grow a law firm offering Clio Manage, legal practice management software; Clio Grow, legal client intake and legal CRM software; as well as a variety of features like Clio Payments, which makes the payment process easier and faster for lawyers and their clients. Clio is now seen as the operating system for legal and has nearly 200 integration partners, putting Clio at the center of the legal technology industry, and the foundation for 150,000 legal professionals worldwide to run their firms.
Beyond the software, Jack has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security, ethics, and privacy issues surrounding cloud computing, and has become a nationally recognized writer and speaker on these topics. In addition to co-founding Clio, Jack also co-founded and is President of the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing providers with a mandate to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the legal industry. He also sits on the board of ROSS Intelligence, an AI-powered legal research provider, and is an investor in and advisor to early-stage legal tech startups.
Most recently, he just announced the publication of his first book, The Client-Centered Law Firm, a clear-eyed and timely look at how providing a client-centered experience and running an efficient, profitable law firm aren’t opposing ideas
The College of Law Practice Management was founded to recognize, inspire, and promote excellence in law practice management by identifying and honoring extraordinary achievements, supporting activities that enhance the development of knowledge, facilitating information exchange among the Fellows, and acting as a catalyst for positive change within the legal profession including the encouragement of diversity and inclusion throughout the profession.
Fellows are lawyers, judges, law professors, administrators, consultants, government officers, and others who are dedicated to improving the law practice management process and to enhancing the professional quality of and public respect for the practice of law.
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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