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Every year it seems the pace of life speeds up. The days and months pass by in a blur of deadlines, emails, and stress. There is so much that feels out of our control and this contributes to our sense of anxiety. What is so important in these times is to grasp what is ours to manage and influence, and the most important of these is our own wellness. Members of the legal profession are…
To many in the legal profession, the term “lawyer wellness” may seem like a contradiction. The demanding hours and stressful work environments at many law firms often have detrimental effects on legal professionals, who struggle to manage high-levels of stress and find time for self-care. Mental health issues among lawyers are notoriously prevalent, as are substance abuse and addiction. For these reasons, lawyer wellness, also referred to as legal wellness or lawyer well-being,…
In legal, valuable business is built on relationships—not spreadsheets. 62% of consumers look for recommendations from friends and family when hiring a lawyer, so creating a good client experience can create repeat business, referrals, and a great reputation—and in turn, growth for your law firm. But if you watched Jack Newton’s keynote from the 2018 Clio Cloud Conference, you’ll know that finding new clients and creating a great client experience is still a challenge…
Written by Teresa Matich, posted on January 24, 2019 As a lawyer, the work you do matters. As we move forward in 2019, we’re building momentum with the solutions we provide to make it easier to do what you do, with a goal of transforming the practice of law, for good. To round out the first month of the year, there are a slew of product updates to share—plus the introduction of 24/5 support and…
Written by Teresa Matich, posted on January 21, 2019 · Technology How much time do you spend on your phone every day? (Be honest.) If you find yourself spending more and more time on your mobile device (and we’re betting you do), it could be worth looking at managing more of your firm from a mobile device. Consider: Robert Guest, Chief of Criminal Defence at Guest and Gray, says he shows up to court…
Written by Sarah Greig, posted on January 17, 2019 · Business As a Product Manager at Clio, I spend my time talking to legal professionals who use Clio to understand how they use our product, and how we can improve our service for them. Lately, we’ve been asking more about the client experience and how our customers collect feedback from their clients. As we saw in the 2018 Legal Trends Report, while law firms…
Written by Willie Peacock, posted on January 15, 2019 · Business What is client-centered communication? And how can a firm be client-centered? The practice of law is all about helping clients, so aren’t we all client-centered? In a way, yes. But there is a reason why the most common bar complaint has often been due to a lack of communication: We may serve clients, but lawyers generally are not great at communicating with them.…
Written by Clio Team, posted on January 3, 2019 · Technology Each year, legal tech changes faster and faster. From new apps and services, to shifting client expectations, to new regulations covering tech and what it means for the practice of law, there’s plenty for lawyers and legal professionals to stay on top of. For the competitive, tech-savvy lawyer, here are seven law firm technology trends to watch in the new year. 1. The age…
Written by Teresa Matich, posted on December 28, 2018 · Business As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about your goals for 2019. Maybe you’re even thinking of making a few New Year’s resolutions! How many people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions? The number is lower than you might think—just 8% of people are successful. New Year’s resolutions are hard to stick to, especially when you’re a busy…
Written by Clio Team, posted on December 27, 2018 2018 is nearly over, and, at Clio, that means we’re wrapping up another year of advancing legal tech and working with legal professionals like you on transforming the practice of law, for good. It’s a privilege to serve a group of professionals who make such a big difference for so many in our society. Here’s a look at just some of what you’ve accomplished this year:…