March 6th, 2009 by The Clio Team
In our last blog post about Clio Connect Launch Coverage, a reader named Ryan commented he was happy to see all the media coverage Clio is receiving, but that he’d like to see more “how Clio’s working for me” stories from real attorneys. The timing of Ryan’s request couldn’t have been better, as just last week Jason Molder of Molder Legal Group, P.A wrote an in-depth review of Clio based on his own experiences in using Clio in his firm since our public launch in October.
Since Jason and his partner (his wife, Nicole Molder) have been using Clio on a daily basis as part of their practice, he is writing the review not based on a quick once-over, but rather from the perspective of someone that has been using Clio day in and day out for over three months:
The Clio home page after login is nothing short of wonderful. It’s clean, organized, and minimalistic. The buttons are easy to locate and are where you expect them to be. The home page is not cluttered with extraneous links that are better located in nested pages. All in all, it is a pleasure to use and to navigate.
And then there’s the sheer power of Clio. We frequently find ourselves checking for conflicts through the contact database located within the program. We simply enter a name and the AJAX-based dropdown box self-populates with relevant hits. If there are none, the box is empty. There are no complicated reports to run. There are no queries to build. The same goes for time billing data entry. You simply go to the “Activities” page, begin typing the name of your client, the name of the matter, or the client/matter number itself and Clio again provides you with a self-populated list to choose from. Enter your time, select your rate from a list of rates that you can customize on another screen, enter the activity’s description, click. Themis recently added trust accounting ledgers to Clio, and trust account management has since become a breeze for us.
One aspect of Jason’s review we especially appreciate is his comment about our openness to continuing to improve Clio based on user feedback:
Simply put: if you want to see a feature added – ask for it. In our experience at least, most likely, Jack and Rian will add it to their to-do list and get it implemented down the road. This was one of Clio’s most important features for us – the ability to get in early and participate in shaping Clio’s growth and development. It’s the closest thing for us to custom application development, but without the programming fees.
If you’d like to help us shape Clio into the most powerful, easiest-to-use practice management system out there, sign up and become part of the ever-growing Clio community.
We encourage you to read the entire review here. If you’re a Clio user and would like to write a review, we’d be happy to highlight your review on this blog – just let us know about your review by e-mail at email@example.com or, as Jason did, via Twitter at @goclio.