Are Lawyers Essential Services in Your State? As coronavirus continues to rapidly spread, stay at home orders are being issued in the United States. These orders close all “non-essential” businesses in an attempt to eliminate avenues of viral transmission. But are lawyers considered essential workers? Most states are following the recommendations of the US federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in identifying what counts as the critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers needed…
Clio’s Response to COVID-19 The safety of our customers, members of the legal community, our employees, and their families are our top priority As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, it’s becoming clear that the best way to protect our communities is to take responsible, precautionary measures sooner rather than later. At Clio, we’ve aligned around a set of principles and decisions we’d like to share with the community in the interest of promulgating best practices…
How to Work Remotely as a Lawyer: A Guide Working remotely as a lawyer or legal professional might seem like a perk. An unorthodox lifestyle choice. A nice idea, but an approach that’s too difficult for the demands of an age-old profession like law. But when one looks more closely at how to work remotely as a lawyer—how many lawyers are already doing so, and what’s really possible—remote legal work doesn’t seem like such an…
The Future for Law Firms is Client-Centered The Future of Law is a monthly column from Clio CEO, Co-founder, and author of The Client-Centered Law Firm, Jack Newton. In it, Jack discusses key ideas to help law firms thrive in a rapidly transforming legal industry. The practice of law is one of the oldest, most respected professions in modern society, but this doesn’t give legal professionals license to run their firms based on historical convention.…
10 Ways Lawyers Can Track Time with Clio Time tracking can be a complicated and often pain-inducing topic for lawyers. For any law firm that charges by the hour, time is literally money.  And even if you’re not billing by the hour—charging flat fees or on a contingency basis—knowing where your time is going is, bottom-line, the best means to ensuring the profitability of your work.  Where time tracking goes wrong It takes time…
Clio This Month: The Client-Centered Law Firm It’s February, and we’ve got a lot of updates to love this month. From a must-read book walking you through how (and why) to embrace a client-centered approach, to handy enhancements to Clio Payments, to a new report measuring matter productivity at your firm—the focus this month is on finding ways to help your firm be more efficient, productive, and profitable. And, we’re also putting out the call…
Clio This Month: Firm Dashboard Happy January! We hope you’re keeping warm this winter, and that you’ve gotten off to a running start in 2020. To help your firm get an even more profitable and successful start to the new year, we’re covering a key update to Clio that’ll help you keep those law firm new year’s resolutions, some recent updates to our mobile app, and some exciting news about our integration partners. Firm…
How to Decide If Legal Billing Software Is Worth the Investment Investing in new technology for your law firm is never an easy decision, and chances are—if you haven’t already—you’ve considered adopting some form of legal billing software. Legal billing software is becoming highly prevalent among legal practices. More and more lawyers are looking to save time on cumbersome administrative tasks that take them—or their valuable staff—away from other work they could be doing. In…
Top Legal Industry Trends to Follow in 2020 What does the future hold for the legal industry? At the most recent Clio Cloud Conference, we asked that question of 13 lawyers and legal industry experts. As one pointed out, it’s likely easier to predict trends 20 years from now than a year from now, but we received some interesting answers nonetheless. Encouragingly, many answers centered around better service and more predictable fees for clients,…