Happy early Halloween! Before you dress up and eat way too much Halloween candy (like we plan to), we invite you to celebrate a few more exciting updates from Clio.
Newest additions to the Clio App Directory
Last month, we announced the launch of Clio’s new App Directory, the first integrated app directory for a legal practice management platform.
In addition, we’ve announced 12 new Clio integrations, which can all be found in the Directory. Here’s a quick overview of each:
Borderwise Pro offers fast, intelligent, and intuitive form preparation software for immigration lawyers. Prepare complete immigration applications, including all required forms and addenda, by answering simple and intuitive questions.
Digitory Legal solves the challenging and often time-consuming problem of creating legal budgets. Using sample “template” budgets that can be copied and customized easily, its web-based platform helps lawyers create accurate budgets in a fraction of the time, while helping manage legal teams to those numbers.
Legably provides an alternative to traditional staffing agencies and hiring processes. It offers access to on-demand freelance services from highly-skilled lawyers.
Legalinc lets you avoid duplicate data entries by importing your client’s data directly from Clio into your Legalinc dashboard with just a single click.
Lexop is an all-in-one document exchange platform that provides proof of delivery, tracks interactions in real-time, and ensures compliance with all rules of civil procedure across North-America.
Logikcull is the preferred cloud-based eDiscovery solution of thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and litigation support personnel at leading law firms in 36 countries. It automates the tedious and expensive process of eDiscovery and data management in litigation and investigations.
PieSync automates contact syncs between Clio and other apps. Every time you add or update a contact in Clio, it is automatically synced with the other app, and vice versa.
Tali is a voice-driven, hands-free productivity assistant that works with any Amazon Alexa-enabled device. Logging a task is as simple as saying “Alexa, tell Tali I spent 30 minutes for Smith on discovery documentation review.”
Trustbooks is a cloud-based solution that helps lawyers manage their trust accounting and stay compliant with state bar regulations.
Vijilent Data-Portraits® speeds up the process of finding public record details and social media sites using artificial intelligence and machine learning.
YoCierge offers record retrieval and phone systems services that integrate seamlessly with Clio.
Zipwhip allows law firms to send and receive text messages from an existing business phone number. With simple login credentials, staff and lawyers can access client text messages through any internet-connected device, giving them flexibility on when and how they reach their clients.
There’s a whole lot more available in Clio’s app directory. Discover a new solution for your firm today.
More Clio integrations on the way
Every aspect of Clio, including mobile, now leverages a common Application Programming Interface, API v4, which lets partners and customers alike connect technologies to Clio that can communicate and use each other’s functions. That means more tools and services have the ability to securely and seamlessly connect with Clio to make your day easier. To kickstart some of these connections, we launched a $1 million Developer Fund and a $100,000 contest called Launch//Code* to find the most creative, powerful, and useful integrations for Clio.
It’s been one month since we kicked off Launch//Code at this year’s Clio Cloud Conference, and we already have nine submissions from developers with ideas for services and apps that could integrate directly with Clio, and we’ve had applications from over 50 existing apps that want to access Clio’s new Application Programming Interface, API v4.
This is incredibly exciting, as it opens up new opportunities for you to expand and customize the ways you automate processes and services at your law firm. As Jordan Couch of Palace Law puts it:
I know one of Clio’s values is ‘Customer success comes first,’ and this is a huge example of that. Clio is not just saying ‘You have to use our tool for everything you do.’ They’re saying ‘No, we want you to have the flexibility to use other tools, and we’ll even invest in those tools, because we think it’s important to have them.’ That’s unheard of in this community.
Curious about the Launch//Code contest? Learn more here.
The Legal Trends Report: Taking Data Insights Back to Your Firm
This year’s Legal Trends Report looked at aggregated and anonymized from more than 60,000 Clio users to find out how well law firms are doing. To dig really deep, we also looked at survey data from nearly 3,000 legal professionals and more than 2,000 consumers for some extra insight into the data.
Here are a few ideas for putting our findings to use at your firm:
1. Streamline your office administration and business development
This year’s report found that lawyers spend only 2.3 hours (29% of an eight-hour workday) on billable tasks. Where does the time go? Survey results indicated:
- Office administration, generating and sending bills, configuring technology, and collecting payments are all tasks that, combined, eat away 48% of time that could otherwise be spent on billable tasks.
- Law firms also dedicate 33% of non-billable time to business development, which suggests earning new clients is a constant concern for most law firms.
Consider streamlining these activities to leave yourself more time to spend on billable work. There are plenty of apps that can help you.
2. Cultivate your referral network
62% of respondents to our consumer survey said that, when looking for a lawyer, they sought referrals from friends or family. In other words, if your firm needs more clients, it’s worth spending time building more referral relationships.
3. Compare your billing rates
The Legal Trends Report includes average billing rates for a number of states across the U.S. Make sure you’re not undercharging—compare your rates with national and state averages using our legal rate benchmarking tool.
If you haven’t downloaded the Legal Trends Report yet, get your free copy today.
The New Clio Experience: Getting Started
Earlier this month we shared some of the most important things you need to know about the new Clio experience—but there’s a lot to take in.
Here’s a round-up of some of the newly created resources to check out and share with your team, and don’t hesitate to let us know what ways you love to learn and resources you find valuable in the comments below.
We’ve created two videos to help you get acquainted with the new Clio experience. Take a look, and share them with your team! First up, we’ve got a brief overview of the new Clio experience.
We’ve also got a more in-depth overview for those who want to dive in deep.
Reminder: We have bi-weekly webinars to ensure your firm gets the help you need when making the change to New Clio. Sign up now.
*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 begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on 09/25/17 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 07/31/18. Click here for Official Rules. Sponsor: Themis Solutions Inc. d/b/a Clio, 4611 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4X3.