A conference that has consistently been one of the best for legal professionals interested in learning how to better manage their practices and use technology is the Clio Cloud Conference. The seventh-annual staging of this conference is in a month, and I have a discount code to offer readers that gets you $200 off the registration price.
I have been to all six prior Clio Cloud conferences and I have been uniformly impressed. After attending in 2014 conference, I called it one of the best legal technology conferences I had ever been to. After the 2015 conference, I said that it was déjà vu all over again. I felt the same in 2016, 2017 and 2018, writing that it had “cemented its standing as a must-attend legal technology conference.”
After holding the conference for four years in Chicago and two in New Orleans, Clio is moving it this year to sunny San Diego on Oct. 21 and 22. I sometimes hear people dismiss this conference as only for Clio users, but that is not the case. While there is always programming and activities targeted at customers, this is a conference for any lawyer or legal professional interested in learning how to build up his or her practice.
A strong suit of every Clio Cloud Conference is the keynote speakers. This year, the line-up of keynotes features four speakers who should all be fascinating to hear:
- Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, former constitutional lawyer, and author of four New York Times bestselling books on politics and law, including No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.
- Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of books including To Sell is Human, A Whole New Mind, and Drive.
- Shaka Senghor, author of the bestselling book, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, which he wrote after spending 19 years in prison for second-degree murder.
- Deanna Van Buren, design director and cofounder of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, an Oakland, Calif., non-profit working to end mass incarceration by building infrastructure that addresses its root causes: poverty, racism, unequal access to resources, and the criminal justice system itself.
Also presenting a keynote speech will be Jack Newton, Clio’s cofounder and CEO. In light of the recently announced $250 million investment in Clio, his talk should be of particular interest for what he has to say about the future of his company and the industry.
If all that doesn’t tempt you, I can tell you that Clio throws some pretty good after-hour parties, with plans this year for a Beach House Bash right on San Diego’s Mission Beach boardwalk.
So, back to that promise of a discount code. You might never have guessed the secret code, but it is “lawsites.” That will get you $200 off the registration price, which is normally $1,299 for a single pass or $999 for a pack of four passes. The Tuesday night Beach House Bash is an additional $150 (and as I am writing this, the website says only 30 tickets to the bash remain).
Hope to see you in San Diego.