We often hear that lawyers are fearful of innovation. We often hear that lawyers are luddites when it comes to technology. We often hear that lawyers are horrible at business. We often hear that lawyers are miserable in their work.

So what happens when you gather 2,000 legal professionals who embrace innovation? What happens when

Jack Newton, the cofounder and CEO of practice management company Clio, describes his vision for the company as becoming the operating system of law — a point he reiterated yesterday during his keynote that opened the Clio Cloud Conference in San Diego.

To that end, Clio has steadily been expanding the number of companies