COVID-19 Legal Relief Initiative

We’re committing $1 million to help the global legal community navigate the challenges of COVID-19.

How are we helping?

As applications have come in, we have identified key needs that the larger legal community could benefit from and have launched some aid programs open to all legal professionals under this initiative.

  • CARES Act Application Support

    We launched the CARES Act Support Hotline (1-888-484-2685) to help legal professionals better understand and apply for government support and financial aid. Legal professionals seeking support on their applications to stimulus programs like the CARES Act are encouraged to call 1-888-484-2685, which will be monitored 7am to 3pm PST, Monday to Friday. 

    We are also hosting workshops on how to apply for funds under the CARES Act. Co-hosted with CPN Legal, you will learn what funding programs might be available to you, how to fill out the application forms, and how to comply if approved. 

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  • Professional Services Sessions

    We are working with experts across a variety of professional service fields to host workshops that are aimed at helping lawyers navigate these challenging times as a business owner. Legal professionals can register and get advice on topics such as cash flow management, budgeting, and government funding programs available to law firms.

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  • Quick Onboarding to the Cloud

    We’ve launched a Quick Start Onboarding Program to meet the demands of those looking to get up-and-running on Clio quickly. In under four hours, you will learn how to organize and track your cases, manage your billing, collect payments, and collaborate with clients—all from Clio Manage. The program consists of five 30 minute virtual training sessions each with a 15 minute Q&A period, which can be taken consecutively or intermittently, in as little as one day.

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  • Work from Home Resources

    We’ve launched a Work From Home Resource hub with relevant guides and information to help you navigate the challenges COVID-19 has presented. Resources include a variety of mediums from a Daily Matters Podcast interviewing industry experts on learnings and best practices, to articles on how to improve cashflow during a crisis, and guides on how to work from home as a lawyer.

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  • Non-profit and Bar Association Support

    We are working with a variety of non-profits and legal organizations representing the underrepresented, as well as bar associations to help them create business continuity, design educational resources, create access to justice, and make cloud-based legal practice solutions available to their members.


Hear from CEO and Co-founder Jack Newton

Our commitment to you

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, some things haven’t changed: Clients need their lawyers, some now more than ever. 

No matter what kind of law you practice, you provide an essential service to our global community. We want to ensure that whatever barriers you’re facing during this time, you’re able to continue to provide that service while taking responsible, precautionary measures to keep yourself and your communities safe.

As part of our disaster relief program, Clio has committed $1 million to help law firms navigate the difficulties that lie ahead. While much of what lies ahead is uncharted territory, this remains clear: we need to undertake a swift and massive transformation of the legal industry, and compress change that would have transpired over the course of years into change that needs to happen over a course of weeks. 

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But you’re not alone. If your firm needs to figure out how to maintain business continuity or collaborate across a newly-remote workforce while still providing quality services to your clients, we’ll help you navigate that. If you are a legal organization or charity providing mental health support during this stressful time, we want to assist. If you are part of the legal community and have expertise to share or are looking for best practices from an industry leader, we want to help bridge that connection.

The way we overcome this is by supporting one another, and we can only do that if we know what our community needs. If you are a community leader, let us know what is needed most right now and help us share this message broadly.

At Clio, our mission is to transform the practice of law, for good, so as the world transforms around us, we want you to know we’re here to help you respond in kind.

The coming months will be marked by change. Together, we can make navigating this change simpler, so that we can focus on keeping ourselves and our communities safe.

Sincerely,


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FAQ

Who is this relief for?

This relief is designed to support law firms globally to help them navigate the challenges of COVID-19. It is also open to bar associations, law societies, legal non-profits and registered charities based in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

What is the criteria for eligibility?

This relief is designed to support the legal industry, and we are currently assessing requests as we receive them. Assessments will be made on a case by case basis and requests are not guaranteed. Please submit your request with as much detail as possible, and we will respond as quickly as we can.

Are Clio customers the only ones eligible for relief?

No. This relief program is designed to support all legal professionals (regardless of whether they are a Clio customer or not), as well as bar associations, law societies, legal non-profits and registered charities based in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Our goal is to ensure that legal professionals are able to maintain operations and continue delivering service to clients amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Is this offer limited to the United States?

No. Legal professionals in any country, as well as bar associations, law societies, legal non-profits and registered charities based in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, can apply for aid through this program.

I’m a law firm looking for financial assistance, can I apply? Is the fund still open?

Applications for Clio’s $1 million Legal Relief Fund are no longer being accepted for law firms, however, Clio licenses are still available. We understand this is a difficult time for the community, which is why we’re continuing to provide resources to help lawyers navigate additional aid that is available LINK

What type of onboarding and implementation support will Clio be providing?

We are launching a Quick Start Program that will make your firm’s move to Clio as quick and straightforward as possible. We are also working closely with our Clio Certified Consultants to provide additional support implementing Clio’s legal cloud technology.

How quickly can I expect a response once I’ve submitted a request?

We have received an unprecedented amount of applications, and we appreciate your patience. We are currently reviewing each request on a case-by-case basis and will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

My request was denied. How can I learn more about why?

Please know we are doing our best to provide as much information as possible related to each request that we review. However, due to the volume of requests, we may not be able to provide additional information at this time.

What type of organizations will Clio support with this initiative?

We’re collaborating with industry leaders, including the American Bar Association, and bars and law societies in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

We’ll be focused on helping organizations that are supporting lawyers navigate the challenges of COVID-19.

What type of industry leaders are you partnering with?

We’ll be focused on helping organizations that are supporting lawyers navigate the challenges of COVID-19, specifically for organizations based in the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom.

What type of educational support will I be able to receive from this initiative?

If you are a bar or legal community leader, we’d love to talk to you about the type of educational support you most need. For all lawyers, we are maintaining a robust resource area with blog posts, downloadable content, webinars, and more that you are free to link to and share—no need to submit a request.