An Innovate Legal Online Virtual Meetup

Building Out Your Law Firm Tool Box

Learn how to use the right tools and technology at your law firm in this Innovate Legal Online meetup.

Learn how technology can help your firm become more efficient, profitable, and client-centered

Owing to the evolving demands of today’s clients, using technology is no longer optional for law firms—it’s an essential component to ensure efficient and speedy delivery of legal services. With no shortage of options, the decision of choosing the right tools and technology can be a tough one. 

To help you navigate the world of legal tech, this session will feature a panel discussion with two new firm owners and Dennis Dimka—legal tech expert and Founder of Uptime Legal Systems. 

They will walk you through:

  • What tools and technology to prioritize at different growth stages of your firm
  • How to determine what areas are worth automating—and how to pick the right platform(s) to automate them
  • What factors you should consider when selecting tools at your firm

This session will also cover key tools that thriving law firms are using today—so you can learn from their success and make the right decision.

Meetup Overview:

  • This session is part of a seriesBuilding a Successful Law Firmintended for legal professionals looking to start or grow their practice 
  • Hosted by Nicole Sproule, Affinity Partnerships Manager at Clio, featuring Erin Pickar, President and COO Uptime Legal Systems, Christy Granieri, Founding Partner at Freeburg & Granieri, and Kathi Tirelli, Attorney, Kathi Tirelli Law
  • Duration: 60 minutes (40 minutes of panel discussion + 20 minutes of Q&A)

P.S. This is the tenth session in the series Building a Successful Law Firm, you can catch up on previous installments here.

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Kathi Tirelli


Kathi Tirelli Law

Kathi Tirelli has been practicing law since 1997 and is licensed in both New York and Massachusetts. Kathi has extensive experience in the areas of real estate law, business law and employment law and was an integral associate in an employment law firm from 2011 to 2020. She is consistent, patient, and professional, giving each new case her undivided attention while walking her clients through each step of the process.

Kathi is committed to providing a completely mobile and virtual experience in these changing times and cares about her clients’ comfort level and safety.

Christy Granieri

Founding Partner

Freeburg & Granieri, APC

Christy Granieri is a founding partner of Freeburg & Granieri, APC based in Pasadena, California, which specializes in employment, injury, and business litigation. Christy and her law partner founded Freeburg & Granieri, APC, in February 2021 and had their firm up and running within the same month by using Clio as its practice management software. By using Clio and its integration partners, Christy started a cloud-based law firm with minimal startup capital, reduced operating costs, and streamlined processes that created immediate profitability and growth.

Erin Pickar

President & COO

Uptime Legal Systems

In her role as President & COO, Erin serves as second-in-command of Uptime Legal, and is responsible with overseeing the general operations of the company at large. Erin oversees all business operations of Uptime Legal including accounting, human capital, legal, risk management, business systems and process. Erin also manages Uptime’s Cloud Service Delivery teams including Project Management, Technical Support and Client Services.


Nicole Sproule

Affinity Partnerships Manager


Nicole Sproule is an Affinity Partnerships Manager at Clio, working with Bar Associations and other Organizations to provide value to their members. Prior to that, working on Clio’s Sales team for 4 years gave her a close understanding on what challenges lawyers are looking to solve when it comes to efficiency. She finds joy in simplifying technology and enabling people to use it as a tool to free up more time in their days. Speaking of free time—she spends hers exploring new hiking trails and patios.