To stay ahead of your competition, you’ve got to stay on the cutting edge of legal tech. The legal landscape is constantly changing, and those who don’t embrace the power of technology will be left behind.
So how do you stay on top of the latest legal technology trends? You could spend your time monitoring Twitter and keeping an eye on each new legal tech company that hits the market. Or, you could attend a legal technology conference and get all the updates you need in one place.
Specifically, you could attend the best legal technology conference around: The Clio Cloud Conference.
The Clio Cloud Conference gives lawyers and legal professionals the skills they need to level up their practice. Combining talks on legal technology, the business of law, and more, the Clio Cloud Conference offers a fun, engaging environment to help you think outside the box by introducing new ideas and tools for your practice.
Here’s what else you need to know about the conference:
1. It’s the best legal tech event in the industry
Now in its sixth year, the Clio Cloud Conference is easily the most popular in the legal technology sector. It’s been pegged as one of the best legal technology conferences by Bob Ambrogi, and has been called “the Burning Man Festival of the legal industry” by Omar Ha-Redeye. Attendance has nearly doubled every year since 2013, with 1,500 legal professionals expected to attend this year’s event.
In fact, the Clio Cloud Conference is so popular that it’s starting to influence how other conferences operate. For example, in 2017, the ABA TECHSHOW started “borrowing a page” from the Clio Cloud Conference” by adding wellness activities such as yoga classes and meditation sessions.
2. There’s something for everyone
The conference offers a chance to connect directly with our support team, which can help you get the most out of Clio’s legal practice management software. There are plenty of presentations to help you master Clio and supercharge your productivity. But the Clio Cloud Conference is definitely not just for Clio users. Whether your firm uses Clio or not, you’ll leave the conference with the tools you need to improve your practice.
If you’re not a Clio user, the conference also provides a highly-curated, thoughtfully-selected speaker lineup to challenge the ways you think about your practice, operate your business, and engage with your clients.
3. It’s in New Orleans
If you’re traveling to a conference, why not travel to the number one travel destination of the year, according to the New York Times? New Orleans is famous for its Cajun and Creole cuisines, jazz music, and historic architecture in places such as the French Quarter. If New Orleans isn’t on your bucket list yet, it should be—and the Clio Cloud Conference, taking place on October 4-5, is the perfect time to visit.
Bonus: This year is the city’s 300th birthday, making it an extra special year to make the trip.
4. It’s not just for North American lawyers
The Clio Cloud Conference is not just for North American lawyers and legal professionals—U.K. lawyer Rachel Roche travelled 3,800 miles to attend in 2016. In 2017, international attendees came from:
- New Zealand
5. There are top-notch professional development sessions
At the Clio Cloud Conference, presentations are categorized under three main educational tracks covering legal technology, the business of law, and tips and tricks for using Clio. You can focus on a certain track, or attend presentations across multiple tracks to create an experience that is most relevant to your needs.
Bonus: The conference seeks CLE accreditation in many states, and will always support self-application in any state.
6. You can expect speakers that motivate and inspire
The Clio Cloud Conference doesn’t feature your average presenters—for example, last year’s conference featured keynote speeches from former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara; Colonel Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut, Commander, CSA & NASA Colonel, and RCAF Fighter Pilot; and Haben Girma, the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School and an advocate for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. You can expect conference speakers who remind you of why you became a lawyer, and they’ll challenge the way you think about running a practice.
7. You’ll get the royal treatment
The Clio Cloud Conference has a reputation for going above and beyond for its attendees. Expect yoga classes, catered breakfasts and lunches, excellent Clio After Dark events, and incredible networking opportunities. In short, everything is taken care of so that you can enjoy yourself while soaking up ideas to help grow your firm.
What do people say about the Clio Cloud Conference?
To truly get a sense of what it means to attend the Clio Cloud Conference, it’s best to hear from those who’ve attended.
Here are just a few reviews from attendees of last year’s conference:
I’ve been to numerous ABA conferences—BLI, NLBP, and tech shows. This is by far the best.
– Randall Snyder, Snyder Law Office.
All three keynotes were absolutely fantastic. All inspirational in very different ways. Excellent job landing them all!
– Andrew Kraus, Opticliff Law
If you’re looking for a conference to go to where you’ll learn, connect with great people, get your money’s worth, and have a good time, the Clio Cloud Conference is for you.
– Andrew Cabasso, Uptime Legal Systems.
In short, the Clio Cloud Conference will give you plenty of big ideas to make your practice more efficient and profitable than you ever thought possible, all while making sure you have the time of your life.