Hear from our CEO and Co-founder Jack Newton
At Clio, we believe—on a foundational level—that we have a responsibility to change the world around us with our words, our choices, and our actions. We envision a world in which our legal and judicial systems promote justice in the truest sense of the word—a world in which it is easy for anyone who needs legal services to access them; for lawyers to have the freedom to practice the way they want; and for underrepresented groups in our society to get the advocacy they deserve.
Being the market leader for legal technology means that we have an added responsibility to set the tone for the next generation—and to help ensure that the technology shaping legal experiences is also serving the greater good. That is why, this year, we have revised our company’s mission statement to better reflect our vision for the future.
Historically, our mission has been to transform the practice of law, for good. While this mission has served as an important North Star for our company, we want to take it a step further. Over the past year, we saw the issues facing the legal industry become magnified, and we quickly realised that our mission could do more to reflect our broader ambitions. To better support the permanent changes we experienced as a global community in 2020, Clio is expanding its mandate to include how society engages with, delivers, and experiences legal services. We are extremely excited to announce that our mission statement has evolved: As of today, Clio’s mission is to transform the legal experience for all.
By focusing on the legal experience, Clio’s new mission encompasses every stakeholder within our legal and judicial systems—from legal professionals to legal organisations, clients, and consumers. This encompasses more than improving our software products; it’s about the larger impact we can have on the legal experience, on a global scale.
At the core of our philosophy is the belief that the future of legal services is cloud-based and client-centred, and that fostering these advancements will drive positive social change. By centralising and simplifying business operations for law firms and enabling legal professionals to connect with clients anywhere, anytime, we can transform the ways in which legal services are sought out and delivered. This is an opportunity for a paradigm shift, requiring solicitors to adopt a client-centred approach to pricing, packaging, and delivering legal services. We believe doing this will break down barriers to legal services for consumers and make it easier for clients and law firms to work together more thoughtfully and effectively. It’s time to create a more inclusive legal community and a more equitable legal system.
On behalf of everyone at Clio, we are thrilled to be on this journey of transforming the legal experience for all—with you.
Supporting the industry’s move to the cloud
Data from our 2020 Legal Trends Report, shows a massive adoption of cloud-based technology among law firms, with the vast majority (85%) using software to manage their practice, and 79% of solicitors relying on cloud-based technology to store their data. By way of our 24/5 support team, migrations team, and everyone at Clio, we are ensuring legal professionals’ move to the cloud is a successful one.
Planning for the future
This shift to the cloud isn’t temporary: it’s the future reality for the industry and a critical factor if firms want to survive and thrive as we build a better normal. We actively invest resources into understanding what the future holds, and building solutions that will support it.
Enabling remote work
With integrations like Zoom, Dialpad, and Microsoft Teams, we’re equipping firms with the right legal collaboration tools that help improve communication and visibility, and that take in-person and offline processes online—helping firms grow their business from anywhere.Learn how to take your firm virtual
Building solutions for legal clients
With functionality like bill and document sharing and e-signatures, clients of Clio solicitors can work more seamlessy throughout their entire legal journey. As the leading cloud-based legal technology company, we’re helping clients understand how to navigate the legal system and how to meet client needs, while also building the foundation for creating better, more efficient, and more client-centred legal practices.
Researching industry trends
Our annual Legal Trends Report, the industry’s leading study of anonymised and aggregated data from tens of thousands of legal professionals, analyses major factors affecting the future of the industry—and which characteristics the most successful firms have in common.
Providing firms with personalised, actionable insights
Our Law Firm Insights Dashboard makes it easier for legal professionals to understand key metrics like their utilisation, realisation, and collection rates.Learn how we're making insights actionable
Connecting consumers with lawyers online
With Google My Business, we’re helping solicitors better connect with those who are searching for legal help while also allowing consumers to find, review, email, and call solicitors in their area directly from their Google searches.
Partnering with industry leaders
We partner with bar associations, law societies, legal clinics, and law schools to offer educational resources, legal technology, and financial aid to the global legal community.
Supporting the community
This includes financially supporting organizations like the Social Justice Initiative, partnering with the Law Society of England and Wales, getting the approval of The Law Society of Scotland, and investing in programs that support the mental health of lawyers.
Investing in the future
We’re also empowering the next generation of legal professionals through the Clio Academic Access Program (CAAP), investing in legal tech innovators, and bringing the community together to talk about the most pressing issues facing the industry at the annual Clio Cloud Conference.