Clio Launches Certified Consultant Partner Program

Clio Certified ConsultantNew York and Vancouver, BC – May 20, 2010 – Vancouver-based Themis Solutions Inc., provider of cloud-based legal practice management offering Clio, today officially launched its Clio Certified Consultant Partner Program. Several top legal technology consulting firms have signed on to be inaugural Clio Certified Consultants, including MicroLaw , an independent legal technology consulting company run by internationally recognized expert Ross Kodner.

After extensive research into cloud-based practice management products for the legal space, Kodner, who has been a trusted legal technology advisor for more than 25 years, has decided to recommend Clio to his clients based on the quality and leadership of the product, and the steps the makers of Clio have taken to address concerns around cloud computing.

According to Kodner,

After extensive consideration, we have chosen to recommend the Clio web-based practice management system from Themis Solutions, when appropriate. We have confidence in the principals of the company, their proven commitment to the legal market, their pattern of extensive integration of new features, wide-ranging customer satisfaction, and sensitivity to the ethical and security issues lawyers face when considering off-site storage of confidential client data. Clio’s simple, elegant and clean interface is well-suited especially to more virtualized smaller practices, bridging physical location issues and strongly satisfying the needs of mobile lawyers and even Mac-using attorneys. We would do our current and prospective clients a significant disservice if we did not offer the Clio option and seriously consider its suitability for any given client. We are excited about this new relationship and look forward to adding Clio as a practical, viable choice for our clients, now and in the future.

Clio’s Certified Consultant Program will allow consultants to offer Clio as a cloud-based alternative to traditional client-server practice management systems. Clio Certified Consultants will be trained on all aspects of Clio’s functionality, and will be able to leverage this knowledge to help streamline and improve the practices of their clients. Clio Certified Consultants will also have priority access to Clio’s technical and development teams, and will be trained on methods of integrating Clio with other desktop- and cloud-based products.

Clio carefully selected its consultants based on their proven track records and customer service acumen. In addition to MicroLaw, other notable Clio Certified Consultants include AlliancePCG, Law Office Technology, LawTech Partners, The Legal Centre, LLC, and Stasmayer Incorporated.

Clio President and Co-founder Jack Newton said,

Clio recognizes that consultants will continue to play a key role in the cloud computing era of legal technology. Migrations from traditional practice management systems, such as Time Matters and Amicus Attorney, demand the expertise of a consultant, as do integrations between Clio and other products. Consultants can now focus on optimizing workflow and creating efficiencies rather than worrying about the low-level, low-value problems inherent with traditional software systems. We’re extremely excited to be launching the Program with such a talented and accomplished group of partners.

Apply for the Clio Certified Consultant Program at www.goclio.com/consultants.

About Clio and Themis Solutions

Clio, a comprehensive web-based practice management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product, is specifically designed for solo practitioners and small law firms using PCs and Macs.  It can be accessed from any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device.

Secure and easy-to-use, Clio provides case/matter management, time tracking, billing/reporting, client contact and document management, task scheduling, trust accounting, and performance metrics for independent lawyers to benchmark their business goals.  In addition, Clio includes Clio Connect, a secure portal for document sharing and collaboration with clients, and Clio Express, an offline time capture application.

At LegalTech in February 2010, Clio accepted a Law Technology News LTN Award for excellence in practice management software, a prestigious honor determined by the votes of LTN’s subscribers.  Clio was also selected by TechnoLawyer as “Best in Show” at the ABA TECHSHOW 2010 and ABA TECHSHOW 2009. In addition, more than 95 percent of Clio’s users said they would recommend the software to others according to the company’s latest Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Clio’s parent company, Themis Solutions Inc., is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The company was founded by Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau.  Visit www.goclio.com, e-mail info@goclio.com, call 1-888-858-CLIO or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/goclio.