Last week, we had the pleasure of exhibiting at the 2013 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. We presented Clio’s Academic Access Program, our outreach initiative that makes Clio accessible to thousands of law students and faculty members at no cost.
The theme of this year’s Meeting was Global Engagement and the Legal Academy. The 2013 AALS Annual Meeting brought together all subsets of law school faculty members, including academic instructors, researches, law librarians, clinicians and administrators for pro bono and public interest programs. It’s a thrill for us to be able to converse with our diverse academic user base at one event, and to discover how the meeting’s theme relates to their specific mandate at each law school.
In addition to the formal discussion topics and theme of the event, we noted a few “off the record” discussion topics that came up often. One such topic was the implementation of New York’s new mandatory pro bono rule, and its impact on the popularity of pro bono and public interest programs operated by law schools.
Another popular topic was preparing students for the practical aspects of law during their 3L program – an initiative Clio is always happy to support.
As for the location, New Orleans is always a pleasure, but it tends to keep the Clio team up late most nights with excellent food and even better live music. We’re looking forward to returning to NOLA next month for the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Conference, where Clio Founder and CEO Jack Newton will be speaking as part of two live CLE sessions. We’re also looking forward to hosting our annual NOLA #cliomeetup at Capdeville – we’ll post registration details for the event soon.
We’ll see you at the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting in New York!