CLIO PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR SMALLER LAW FIRMS
AVAILABLE TO NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
The New York State Bar Association has entered an Affinity
Partnership that allows its members to subscribe to Clio, a web-based
practice management system designed especially for solo practitioners
and smaller law firms, at discounted rates.
For smaller firms, the costs of purchasing software, upgrading it
periodically and hiring technology support staff can be challenging.
Clio allows smaller firms to access a highly secure, sophisticated
practice management system for an affordable monthly fee. Upgrades to
Clio are automatically applied for users when they log in. Product
support is included in the subscription cost.
Using bank-grade 256-bit SSL encryption for security, Clio is
Internet- or “cloud-based,” making it accessible on PC or
Mac computers, smart phones and tablets. As a result, attorneys can
easily update their calendars and tasks, manage cases and documents,
track trust and operating accounts, record their hours, and prepare
“Clio provides our members with a cutting-edge technology to
help them manage their law practices. Emerging technology like
this can help smaller firms adapt to a changing professional
environment,” said State Bar Association President Vincent E.
Doyle III of Buffalo (Connors & Vilardo, LLP). “We are pleased
to offer such a practical benefit to our members.”
The State Bar’s Report of the Task Force on the Future of the
Legal Profession, released in April, recognized that new legal
technology offers both challenges and opportunities to solo
practitioners and small firms. The report recommended that the
State Bar assist smaller firms with technology-related issues. It
suggested the State Bar might develop services that benefit
practitioners for whom individual investment in technological solutions
is not economically feasible.
Jack Newton, president of Clio, said, “We are proud to announce
that the New York State Bar Association is participating in the Clio Bar
Affinity Program. Bar associations across North America are realizing
that cloud-based technology is becoming integral to their members’
success, not only as legal professionals, but as business
State Bar members are eligible for a 10 percent ongoing discount on
Clio, making the system available for $44 a month per attorney and $22 a
month for each support staff person. Members can try Clio for free
for 30 days.
The New York State Bar Association has Affinity Partnerships with a
number of corporations, allowing members to qualify for discounted rates
for technology, health insurance, credit cards and research services.
For information about Clio and other member benefits, see www.nysba.org/memberbenefits.
The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest
voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in
Clio, a comprehensive web-based practice management
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product, is specifically designed for solo
practitioners and small law firms using PCs and Macs. It can be
accessed from any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device.
Secure and easy-to-use, Clio provides case/matter management,
time tracking, billing/reporting, client contact and document
management, task scheduling, trust accounting, and performance metrics
for independent lawyers to benchmark their business goals. In
addition, Clio includes Clio Connect, a secure portal for document
sharing and collaboration with clients, and Clio Express, an offline
time capture application.
Clio’s parent company, Themis Solutions Inc., is based in
Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded by Jack
Newton and Rian Gauvreau. Visitwww.goclio.com,
1-888-858-CLIO or follow on Twitter @goclio.
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