Earlier in 2021, Apperio released a report on the findings from our survey of 160 in-house lawyers in private equity: Responsibility without control? Legal spend challenges facing private equity leaders in 2021.

Following the positive press reaction to this report, I was consistently asked whether the findings were also relevant to in-house legal teams

Law practice management company Clio has acquired the automated court-calendaring company CalendarRules, Clio’s first acquisition since becoming the first law practice management company to achieve unicorn status earlier this year and its second acquisition ever.

“This acquisition is an important one as we continue to help law firms navigate a changing legal landscape,” cofounder

The practice management platforms Tabs3 and CosmoLex, both of which share a common owner, have each launched their own payment processing services to allow their customers to accept credit card and electronic check payments, Tabs3Pay and CosmoLexPay.

Both companies already offered credit-card processing through third-party providers — Tabs3 through LawPay and ProPay and CosmoLex