COVID-19 Legal Relief Initiative

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

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 USD 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 organisation 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,

How can we help?

As a contributor to the legal industry, you are an essential service to our global community. Take a look at the categories below to see where Clio’s COVID-19 disaster relief initiative can best support you at this time.

  • Financial Aid for Clio Licences

    If your firm needs the flexibility to work remotely to ensure your business continuity, we’ll be offering financial assistance to offset the cost of Clio.

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  • Financial Aid for Law Firms and Legal Organisations

    If you are a law firm or legal organisation struggling to maintain business continuity, need additional support moving to the cloud, or if you’re a non-profit or charity providing mental health support to legal professionals during this time, you may qualify for direct financial support.

    Apply Now
  • Educational Support

    We’re collaborating with industry leaders, including law societies and bars around the world, to deliver exceptional educational resources and consulting expertise that will help your law firm navigate these challenging times. If your organisation can benefit, please reach out.

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    FAQs

    Who is this relief for?

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

    What is the criteria for eligibility?

    This funding relief is designed to support the legal industry, and we are currently assessing requests as we receive them. 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 funding relief program is designed to support all legal professionals (regardless of whether they are a Clio customer or not), as well as law societies, bar associations, legal non-profits and registered charities based in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.

    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 Kingdom?

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

    What can I use financial aid for? Can I use it for _____?

    We understand that everyone may be experiencing their own unique challenges as a legal professional. As part of your submission, please identify what you require financial assistance for, as this will help our team expedite the review process.

    How much money can I expect to receive as part of the fund’s financial aid offering?

    As we aim to support the community in a meaningful way and understand not everyone’s needs and circumstances are the same, we will be reviewing each request on a case-by-case basis.

    When submitting a request, please share your circumstances and what you will be using the funds for, as well as the monetary amount you are requesting. This will help our team expedite the review process and best support as many individuals and organisations as possible.

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

    We are currently reviewing each request on a case-by-case basis and will respond to your request as quickly as possible. Please know that due to the volume of requests that we receive, this process may take up to 48 hours.

    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 financial aid is available for law firms?

    We’ll be focused on providing financial support to ensure law firm business continuity. We understand that everyone may be experiencing their own unique challenges as a legal professional, so please provide as much detail as possible in your submission to help our team expedite the review process.

    What type of organisations will Clio support with this initiative?

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

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

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

    If you are a law society 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.

    Resources for working from home as a lawyer

    In light of rapidly changing situations surrounding COVID-19, our priority is to make sure the legal industry is set up for success. We’ve put together a resource page to help make working from home as a lawyer easier for you and your law firm.

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