In just two weeks, the sixth Clio Cloud Conference kicks off in New Orleans. I have attended all five of the prior Clio conferences and, as I wrote last year, I have uniformly praised each one. This year’s conference has a great line-up of keynote speakers and presenters, including Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, MacArthur fellow, and New York Times best-selling author, who is one of the most compelling and inspiring speakers I’ve ever seen.

All of that said, here is one other reason to attend: For the first time this year, Clio will present a $100,000 Launch//Code prize to the legal technology company that is chosen as the best new integration with Clio. (I will be one of the judges who select the winner.)

Today, Clio announced the five finalists that will compete for the prize, out of more than 50 submissions. They are:

  • ClientSherpa, an application for automating intake of new clients.
  • Logikcull, a platform that automates e-discovery and data management in litigation and investigations.
  • MyFirmData, a product that allows firms to create custom reports using information stored in Clio, including financial data and custom fields.
  • Tali, an application that allows lawyers to track their time using only voice commands.
  • Your Firm App, which enables law firms to create custom-branded native applications on iOS and Android.

On the first day of the conference, Oct. 4, each of these finalists will present a three-minute pitch on their app’s innovation, impact, and business potential to a panel of industry experts and in front of a live conference audience.

The winner will be announced the next day, during closing keynote.

The judging panel that will select the winner is composed of:

  • Jack Newton, CEO and co-founder of Clio.
  • Jules Miller, partner at IBM’s Blockchain Accelerator and partner and co-founder of Prose Ventures.
  • Billie Tarascio, a Clio customer and the owner of the Modern Law Firm.
  • Me.

You can still register to attend the conference. Information on registration can be found here.