After three years of attending the Clio Cloud Conference, the jazzy, New Orleans legal tech conference hosted by leading cloud-based practice management software provider Clio, Billie Tarascio had had it. Not with the conference, but with being the only staffer from the firm she owns, Modern Law, to attend. So last year, she packed everyone up and headed to The Big Easy for what proved to be “one of the best decisions” she ever made.

This year, the Modern Law team is doing it again.

“You can’t attend every session,” Tarascio explained. “Our employees want to feel like they can make a difference, and they want to feel like they’re growing.”

The Clio Cloud Conference features two days of keynote speakers and incredible educational sessions. Combine that with nourishing food and wellness activities, and the conference definitely offers the kind of growth Modern Law’s employees were looking for, particularly the support professionals who make the back end work.

“Especially for the staff, paralegals and non-lawyers,” Tarascio said. “[Clio Cloud Conference is] a way that would make them really excited about investing in the infrastructure of the law firm.”

Beyond much-appreciated professional development, the Clio Cloud Conference’s exciting NOLA location makes it an ideal perch for the Arizona-based law firm staff to both grow as a team and have fun.

“[The Clio Cloud Conference] is something that my team looks forward to all year,” Tarascio said. “In some ways, it’s a retention tool [for Modern Law].

“It’s so well-organized that I could not, as a law firm owner, put together anything like that in terms of the whole package—the food, the fun, the entertainment, and then the structure of the content.”

You only need to check out the Clio Cloud Conference 2018 agenda to get a taste of what makes this legal conference such a can’t-miss event for Modern Law’s staff. The first activity for the first day of the conference isn’t a boring networking breakfast, but a morning run through New Orleans’ vibrant Central Business District.

After a keynote from Clio’s CEO and Co-founder, Jack Newton, participants start to explore presentations in one of four actionable tracks: Legal Technology, Business of Law, Clio University: Lectures, and Clio University: Seminars. Blockchain, mobile tech, a “billing bootcamp,” and a networking pop-up are all on the agenda, and attendees can choose to stick to one track, or bounce between multiple. The conference wraps up with a closing keynote from Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, MacArthur fellow, and New York Times best-selling author.

Each night, Clio hosts “After Dark” events, which have become iconic among the throng of legal professionals who make heading to Clio each year a necessity, like Modern Law.

It’s these opportunities to make meaningful connections with like-minded attorneys that stood out to Tarascio the first time she attended the Clio Cloud Conference five years ago.

“It was the first time that I met other lawyers that thought the way I did,” Tarascio remembered.

“[At the Clio Cloud Conference], all these lawyers around the country shared this vision for the future of lawyers and legal tech. It was a really mind-blowing experience.”

Modern Law never misses out on the Clio Cloud Conference, and neither should you. Bring your firm today with the code LAWSITES, and get 35% off single conference passes.

“The Clio Cloud Conference has cemented its standing as a must-attend annual legal technology conference.” – Bob Ambrogi, LawSites Blog

APP-logo-oct-2016Just one month from today, on October 28th, 2016, Above the Law will host its second annual Academy for Private Practice (“APP”), a full-day conference offering practical solutions and expert insight on meeting the challenges of starting and optimizing a small law firm practice.

The conference programming combines panel discussions and breakout sessions on subjects ranging from cybersecurity to podcasting to legal services marketplaces, all for CLE credit. Lunch will be served, and the day will conclude with a networking cocktail reception. In honor of ATL’s 10th anniversary, we are offering 10 free tickets to the first person to register using the promo code 10YRGIFT at the registration link below. Otherwise, our Early Bird pricing ($100 off) ends at midnight tonight (promo code 10YRDISCOUNT)!

Why attend?

  • Expert insight and practical solutions for small-firm practice.
  • Networking with peers over lunch and at our cocktail reception.
  • CLE credit.

Who should attend?

  • Biglaw attorneys aspiring to strike out on their own.
  • Small-firm practitioners looking to innovate and grow.
  • Entrepreneurial law students aiming to bring value to potential employers.

In addition, the day before the conference — October 27 — we hold our first-ever company showcase for the finalists of the Innovation Awards. We received more than 50 submissions from legal industry innovators and we will announce the finalists on ATL next week.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia soon!


APP LogoThe inaugural ATL Academy for Private Practice in New York City was so popular that we’ve decided to take it to the West Coast. On June 22, we will be in San Diego, California, where APP panelists will offer practical solutions and expert insight on meeting the challenges of starting and optimizing a solo or small-firm practice. From turning the ins and outs of craft beer law and immigration law into a successful practice to starting a paperless office, whether you are a Biglaw attorney seeking to break out, an entrepreneurial solo looking to innovate and grow, or a law student aiming to bring value to potential employers, this event is for you.

Here’s what you can expect:

Two CLE credits will be offered (pending approval). Spaces are limited for this event, and registration is expected to fill up quickly. Click on the button below to sign up now. Tickets for lawyers cost $79, and student tickets cost $29. We look forward to seeing you!