The 2022 Clio Cloud Conference (ClioCon) was, without a doubt, our biggest and most exciting event yet. With thousands of attendees flying in from around the world and over 1,000 attendees tuning in virtually, the 10th annual—and first-ever hybrid—ClioCon was an inspiring event that legal professionals will remember for years to come.
Read on for a high-level recap of our 2022 conference.
Jack Newton’s opening keynote
To kick off the 10th annual ClioCon, Clio CEO and Founder Jack Newton delivered a compelling keynote. Jack reflected on the past 10 years and Clio’s exponential growth. A decade ago, Clio was a 70-person team. Now, 900 Clions are supporting legal professionals worldwide and transforming the legal experience for all.
Jack spoke to the changing economic conditions that have put even more pressure on law firms and legal professionals. In an effort to continuously help law firms thrive, Jack introduced The Building Blocks of an Antifragile Law Firm, a framework to guide firms into a recession-proof business approach.
2022 Legal Trends Report
The 2022 Legal Trends Report explores how lawyers are adapting to the spread of remote work, how legal professional work is fundamentally changing, and what this means for lawyers’ well-being. With this data, legal professionals can chart a flexible and balanced course.
This year’s report shows how legal professionals are leveraging technology to remain competitive in a changing market. You can read the report’s highlights or dive right in and download your very own copy of the 2022 Legal Trends Report.
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Celebrating Clio customers and the 2022 Reisman Award winners
Every year, we’re proud to honor our customers and their industry-leading work. Jack was thrilled to announce this year’s Reisman Award winners in his opening remarks. With many impressive, inspiring applicants, it’s getting harder and harder to select the winners!
And now, a big virtual round of applause for this year’s winners—firms that found opportunities to transform the legal experience for all by creating new and dynamic ways for firms and clients to work together:
- Best Growth Story: Torrey Pines Law Group
- Excellence in Client Service: The Daswani Law Company
- Community Champion: Creedon PLLC
- Legal Innovation: Koenig|Dunne
- Best New Law Firm: Rudder Law Group
- Diversity & Inclusion: 402 Legal
- Legal Impact: Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C
$100,000 Launch//Code Contest Winners: Clearbrief and Legalboards
The Launch//Code Developer Contest celebrates the best integrations in Clio’s App Directory—featuring new innovations that will inspire the future of legaltech. Finalists are invited to pitch their app to a panel of judges at ClioCon for the chance to win one of two $50,000 grand prizes.
This year, Clearbrief, a patented AI platform, was named Best New App, and Legalboards, a visual workflow automation platform, was named Most Improved App. Both were awarded a $50,000 grand prize by this year’s acclaimed panel of judges at the 10th annual Clio Cloud Conference.
- Clearbrief, winner in the Best New App category, is a patented AI platform for Microsoft Word that allows users to check their written work and save an average of seven hours per week on tedious litigation tasks. With Clearbrief, Clio customers can apply powerful AI technology to any document to automatically make the text searchable. As well, using Clearbrief’s “Add Cite” functionality, they can directly access and cite relevant documents in Microsoft Word.
- Legalboards, winner in the Most Improved App category, is a visual workflow automation platform that helps legal practitioners create and organize repeatable processes to reduce the time spent on orchestrating tasks along a case’s lifetime. Through its integration with Clio, Legalboards streamlines time tracking and organizing tasks. It also improves the client experience by also automating things like email updates and communicating with clients.
Inspiring keynote speakers
Three extraordinary keynote speakers delivered transformative presentations at this year’s conference. Read more about each of these global experts and a bit of the magic they brought to the 2022 ClioCon.
Neal Katyal, the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States and recipient of the Edmund Randolph Award, is a renowned human rights attorney. He delivered a keynote address on how to structure winning legal arguments. As an award-winning and prolific lawyer, as well as a notable speaker, Neal’s insights were both fascinating and engaging.
Priya Parker helped us take a deeper look at how anyone can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. She is a master facilitator, strategic advisor, acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, and executive producer and host of the New York Times podcast, Together Apart. Parker has spent 15 years helping leaders and communities have complicated conversations about community and identity and vision at moments of transition.
Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career conducting scientific research on what leads people say “yes” to requests. The results of his research, his ensuing articles, and New York Times bestselling books have earned him an acclaimed reputation as a respected scientist and engaging storyteller. His books, including Influence and Pre-Suasion, have sold more than five-million copies in 41 different languages. Dr. Cialdini is known globally as the foundational expert in the science of influence and how to apply it ethically in business.
Masterclass sessions from legal and business experts
As if the keynote speakers weren’t enough to wow attendees, there were also dozens of sessions and workshops. Each one was tailored to unique business and practice needs. These included:
How to Advocate for Lawyer Mental Health and Wellness
Kara Hardin, Principal and Founder of Kara Hardin Mental Health Consulting, walked lawyers through gentle strategies they could use to create healthier workplace boundaries and avoid burnout.
How to Generate More Business with Email
Milly Tsui, Clio’s Marketing Automation Manager, and Patricia De Fonte, Founder of De Fonte Law, showed attendees how to create email campaigns that nurture existing relationships, generate more referrals, and drive repeat business.
How to Optimize Your Billing Process
Attendees learned how to use Clio’s billing features to streamline their billing process from Envolta’s Workflow Manager, Indy Kaur, allowing them to review bills faster and share client invoices easily.
How to Succeed with Social Media Marketing
Attendees learned how to use social media to strengthen their firm’s brand, nurture prospects, and drive business. This session was led by two lawyers who are also social media experts: Michelle Fonseca-Kamana and Adam S. Juratovac. It was hosted by Clio’s very own Social Media Manager, Fanny Lau.
Inclusive Law Firm Marketing
Participants learned how to identify their desired clientele and dial into their unique needs. The goal? To better market legal services in a way that lets clients know you see them and want to help them. This session was led by Katie Koleszar, Clio’s Director of People Business Partnerships, and Rukayatu Tijani.
The Way of Influence: Communicating for Maximum Impact
Legal coaches Terry DeMeo and Allison Wolf introduced attendees to a three-step process to transform challenging workplace interactions into impactful and influential engagements. This session was designed for the high-stress legal workplace. It equipped participants to communicate with maximum effectiveness while improving their workplace relationships and maintaining their personal well-being.
Innovative companies partnering with Clio
Below are a few of our exciting partners providing incredible tech solutions for law firms.
Notably, Clio users can now use and interact with select third party apps directly within Clio including Fidu, LegalBoards, and Proof.
Last year, we celebrated our acquisition of Lawyaw, a sophisticated document automation platform set to revolutionize the delivery of legal services by digitizing document creation for law firms. On October 19, Lawyaw court form libraries will be available in all 50 states and federal immigration forms.
2021 Clio Launch//Code + Viewer’s Choice Winner, Fidu, has quickly become a revolutionary addition to the Clio tech stack. Working with Clio Manage, Fidu helps you automate the delivery of subscription legal services. Fidu saves you time, money, and makes it easier to deliver an exceptional client-centered experience.
Legalboard and Clio allow firms to follow matters visually, enhancing collaboration and awareness across the organization, without having to open and read each case file.
The service of process is often highly fragmented and time consuming for legal professionals. However, with Clio and Proof, you can quickly create requests, serve court documents to contacts, and track everything in real time.
Clio product updates
Ready-to-fill court forms in all 50 states
Cloud-based court form libraries are now available in all 50 states with LawYaw, saving even more law firms’ time and money.
“We’re proud to say that the firms who have been able to use Lawyaw court forms have been able to complete two hours of document drafting in just 20 minutes.” – Jack Newton, Clio Founder
Updated Outlook add-in
Improving legal calendaring software
During a case, one unexpected change to your “to-dos” can set up a long series of subsequent changes. To enable you to more quickly pivot when the inevitable occurs, we’ve enhanced our tasks and calendar rules features to streamline the process. Clio users can now easily drag and drop court dates across the Clio calendar. Due dates for tasks can now also be updated in bulk, saving users time along with future stress and confusion.
Clio Grow websites
Prospective clients want quick, easy ways to learn more about your law firm and decide whether they want to work with you. Clio Grow users can now build a professional, single-page website to put their best foot forward with prospective clients using Clio Grow websites. As Jack noted in his opening keynote, your Clio Grow website can function as your “Link in Bio” for seamless social discovery while providing prospective clients with an easy way to find, book, and pay for their consultation.
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ClioCon 2022: Keep the conversation going
Couldn’t make it to the 2022 Clio Cloud Conference? Save the date now—we’ll be back in Nashville on October 9 and 10 for the 2023 Clio Cloud Conference! Passes are on sale for $399, the lowest price possible, until January 19 2023.
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