The cloud-based law practice management platform Clio has raised its monthly subscription price by 47 percent, from $49 per attorney to $72 per attorney. For users who pay annually, the monthly price is now $65.
In addition, Clio has eliminated its lower subscription price for support staff. Previously, attorneys could add support staff for $24 a month. Now, support staff pay the same $72 or $65 per month that attorneys pay.
The change applies only to new customers. Current customers have been grandfathered at their current subscription price and will see no change.
This is Clio’s first price change in more than five years. Clio CEO Jack Newton said that the price change is necessary “in order to continue to deliver the quality and pace of product and service advancement that our customers expect.”
Last week, Clio rolled out its first major redesign of the application’s look and feel, using a responsive design that allows a consistent user experience across all types of devices. The update also included a revamp of data tables within the application, allowing for bulk actions and improved workflow. The update lays the groundwork for planned future improvements, Clio says.
How Its Pricing Compares
How do Clio’s new prices compare to other practice management platforms? Here is a quick survey of what some others charge.
$64 a month per user for the cloud version. (A solo attorney can use the on-premise version for free.)
$44.99 a month for the first user then $29.99 a month for every additional user.
$39 a month per attorney and $29 a month for paralegals and staff.
$59.99 a month for the first user, then $49.99 a month for users 2-6. Users who pay quarterly save 10 percent off those prices, those who pay annually save 15 percent, and those who pay every two years save 20 percent.
$35 a month per user. The optional time-and-billing component is an extra $25 a month per user. (For more on Firm Central pricing, see my ABA Journal column.)