Clio cofounders Rian Gauvreau and Jack Newton at their Vancouver office Friday.

Last Friday, I spent the day at the headquarters of the practice-management company Clio, just outside Vancouver, B.C. The purpose of my visit was for an advance briefing of news the company will announce at its Clio Cloud Conference later this month. While I cannot yet report on that news. I can offer observations on the company and its evolution.

That is what I do in my column this week at Above the Law: Having Helped Pave Legal’s Path To The Cloud, Clio Sets Its Sights On New Paths. As I write there, because Clio was the first commercially released, cloud-based practice management platform, it not only spawned a genre of legal technology, but it also helped drive the legal profession to the cloud in more general ways.

Now Clio is preparing for its next act. As I write in my column, it is not planning to set back and rest on its laurels. The company has new directions in mind and will be unveiling them when its conference kicks off Sept. 25.

Check out my column at ATL for more details.