In a recent post at Above the Law, I observed that two companies, Clio and Rocket Matter, literally invented the now-booming field of cloud-based law practice management. Not only that, but in popularizing cloud-based practice management, they helped pave the way for lawyers’ much broader use of the cloud.

I also noted the friendly debate between Clio and Rocket Matter as to which came first. I looked at this once in a blog post and concluded that Rocket Matter was first out with its beta product and that Clio was first out with its general-release version, three months ahead of Rocket Matter.

While it still seems to me that all of that happened yesterday, in fact it was a decade ago. This week, Rocket Matter formally began celebrating its 10th anniversary. The company says it plans to mark this achievement throughout the next year with a road show, parties, special content, and other surprises.

“Ten years merits some celebration and introspection,” says Larry Port, CEO of Rocket Matter. “When you’re running a business, it’s sometimes difficult to stop and smell the roses. We’ve been moving so fast, it’s often tough to appreciate what we’ve built and how far we’ve come. However, this milestone is too big to ignore. We are very proud of this accomplishment.”

Let me congratulate Larry Port and everyone at Rocket Matter on their 10th anniversary and wish them many more decades of success.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.