Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 20, 2012
Small Firm Innovation, a blog dedicated to first person accounts of small firm success, won the ABA Journal’s Blawg100 competition for most popular blog in the Legal Practice Management (LPM) category.
In the wake of the financial crisis and a rapidly shifting legal landscape, Small Firm Innovation launched in April of 2011 during the ABA’s legal technology showcase, ABA TECHSHOW. A resource by, and for, solo and small firm lawyers, the site focuses on two specific areas: the business side of running a law practice, and the nitty-gritty of what makes a law firm a success.
“It was an honour just to be nominated and included in such a well known, fantastic group,” Small Firm Innovation editor Gwynne Monahan said. “To be voted most popular blog in the LPM category in the same year we launched is truly a testament to its quality and usefulness.”
To help keep the site cohesive in its message, each month focuses on a theme. Themes in 2011 included: “Transitions”; “Paperless Law Offices”; “Time Management; and “End-of-Year Financial Lessons.”
Small Firm Innovation was created and is sponsored by Clio, a cloud-based practice management solution.
“Solo and small firm lawyers make up the majority of the legal market, but are underserved by traditional ‘big firm’-oriented information sources. They can learn a lot from each other, and we saw a need to provide a forum for solo and small firm lawyers to share something unique or helpful that has made their practice a success,” Clio CEO and co-founder Jack Newton said.
ABOUT SMALL FIRM INNOVATION
Small Firm Innovation focuses on two areas: the business aspect of running a law practice, and the nitty-gritty of what has made a solo and small firm practice a success. From seasoned and successful lawyers to the newly graduated, Small Firm Innovation emphasizes practical solutions for real-world challenges faced by solo and small firm lawyers. Monthly themes centered around first person accounts of small firm success creates a dynamic exchange of ready-to-implement ideas.
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.
Clio’s parent company, Themis Solutions Inc., is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded by Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau. Visit http://www.goclio.com, email info(at)goclio(dot)com, call 1-888-858-CLIO or follow on Twitter @goclio.