by Amy Taylor
I attended the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago last month. Clio is practice-management software for the solo and small-firm market. A few of its features include: time tracking, billing, integration with Fastcase, bank-grade security, legal accounting, and calendars. If you would like to see it for yourself, Clio also offers an academic access program. I am planning on using it in my next advanced legal research class.
The conference was divided into 3 tracks: Clio University, Business of Law, and Legal Technology. Clio University was a bootcamp for using Clio and taking advantage of its features. It included sessions on security, document automation, and billing. The Business of Law track included sessions on measuring law firm performance and moving legal education into the 21st century. The Legal Technology track focused on trends in tech, using legal tech to improve your marketing, developing a personal brand, and tech project management.
It was a fabulous conference and provided a chance to network with people I would not have met otherwise. (Plus meals and snacks were delicious and included with registration.) Check out the twitter stream at #cliocloud9 if you want more details. The 2016 conference will take place on Monday, September 19th and Tuesday, September 20th in Chicago.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the conference. I highly recommend it!