I have enjoyed previous Clio Cloud Conferences but have not been in person since it used to be hosted in my former hometown of New Orleans. Since I am running a business that is 100% focused on moving Law Firms to NetDocuments, I stopped going. This past summer, I got the opportunity to visit the Clio HQ in Vancouver and decided to give Clio Con another try.
I was utterly blown away. Hands down, it was the best legal technology conference I have been to. I can’t wait to head back to Austin in 2024.
Even with the option of being a hybrid conference, there were over 2,500 people at the conference. Unlike other conferences, that didn’t count the vendors.
If you use Clio, great; plenty of tracks will teach you how to use the software efficiently. But for those who don’t use Clio, there were many sessions on marketing, technology, and law practice that were very valuable.
My favorite session on LinkedIn Marketing. Lesson 1: never have an outdated photo on your LinkedIn page. My wife and Ernie Svenson have been nagging me about this for years. As soon as the session ended, I couldn’t believe my eyes. There was a booth with a professional photographer ready to snap new profile pictures.
While those sessions were top-notch the best part of the conference was the conversations with fellow attendees, which didn’t disappoint.
Clio designed the event to ensure that networking is a breeze, even if you go solo. On Day 1, I joined a group of fellow attendees on a whisky tour of two distilleries, where I quickly made 30 new friends. That set the tone for the rest of the conference, where I was surrounded by like-minded individuals eager to leverage technology for business efficiency. Every time I sat down at the table, I had an interesting conversation. Clio takes the stress out of networking so you can focus on building valuable relationships.
I am so thankful that I decided to attend the Clio Cloud Conference. From legal tech speakers to marketing gurus, there were plenty of great sessions and we attended some awesome ones. Being able to connect with industry pros and other legal professionals made the event even more powerful. I believe that everyone can find something useful at ClioCon and it is just as much about inspiring each other in the legal community, as it is learning about law practice technology. If you’re an attorney or work in a legal setting, you should definitely consider attending next year! It’s the perfect place to get motivated and energized about your legal profession.