About Clio

Clio is a cloud-based legal practice management solution that lets you manage your law firm from anywhere. Ranked #1, Clio is the leading legal software solution with the most 5-star reviews and the only legal software with over 1,000 reviews on GetApp. Access and manage your work in one place - with your matters, contacts, billing, and more located in one centralized system. Start a free 7-day trial or schedule a demo with a Clio expert to learn more.

Key benefits of Clio

Clio offers all you need to run a law practice from intake to invoice, with powerful features to manage cases, clients, documents, bills, appointments, time-tracking, reporting, and accounting.

- Manage every stage of the client journey and convert more prospects with Clio Grow, the CRM designed specifically for law firms.

- Get instant visibility into your firm's financial performance with firmwide and matter dashboards.

- Enable your clients to seamlessly pay legal bills online or in office with Clio Payments.

- Save yourself administrative time by using Clio to manage calendars, documents, tasks, bills, time entries, and more.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Images

With the Matter Dashboard in Clio Manage, easily see critical matter details, billing information, and matter milestones at a glance.
Robust invoice customization options give law firms the opportunity to put their branding front and center.
The Clio Manage timekeeper allows busy legal professionals to capture every billable second and ensure they're never missing a minute.
The Clio Manage mobile app allows legal professionals to work on the go, wherever they are—whether at the courthouse, in the office, or at home.
Clio calendar
Clio matter pipeline
Clio create new contact
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Clio screenshot: With the Matter Dashboard in Clio Manage, easily see critical matter details, billing information, and matter milestones at a glance. Clio screenshot: Robust invoice customization options give law firms the opportunity to put their branding front and center. Clio screenshot: The Clio Manage timekeeper allows busy legal professionals to capture every billable second and ensure they're never missing a minute. Clio screenshot: The Clio Manage mobile app allows legal professionals to work on the go, wherever they are—whether at the courthouse, in the office, or at home. Clio screenshot: Clio calendar Clio screenshot: Clio matter pipeline Clio screenshot: Clio create new contact Clio screenshot: Clio reports

Features

Total features of Clio: 76

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Accounting
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Backup
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bulk Send
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Defined Timekeepers
  • Case Management Software
  • Case Notes
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Completion Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contract/License Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Docket Management
  • Document Automation
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation Software
  • Document Management Software
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management Software
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Full Text Search
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Legal Case Management Software
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Project Accounting Software
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Receipt Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Tax Management Software
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timer
  • Trust Accounting Software
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(1,152)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support Software
4.8/5

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J.p. W.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Clio is the best option for a solo or small firm law practice

Reviewed on 04/11/2019

After 3 years, I am still working at discarding habits and practices built up over 25 years as a...

After 3 years, I am still working at discarding habits and practices built up over 25 years as a practicing attorney to better incorporate Clio's feature into my daily work flow. One of Clio's driving philosophy's is to make lawyers more productive with their time, and make lawyers services more accessible to persons that need legal advice. Clio's focus on providing multiple access points, including mobile apps designed from the ground up with these two goals in mind, will pay off for both Clio and my practice in the long run.

Pros

The Clio platform is not intended to be a closed, proprietary system. Instead, it forms the foundation for the day to day management of leads, clients, time, documents, and billing, supplemented by almost 200 third party integrations, with new offerings coming on line each month. Clio offers unlimited cloud storage and IOS/Android apps making all of your firm information, clients, and documents available 24/7. Clio continues to innovate and as the leading provider to small/medium law firms throughout the world, I don't worry about whether they will be in business a few years from now. Finally, all, yes all, of your data saved in Clio is easily exportable should you decide to change to a different vendor.

Cons

Clio's growth means that feature changes must be more fully vetted as they are used by more than 150,000 legal professionals. As they broaden their perspective to encompass larger firms, the pace of change may continue to be more deliberate. The movement and management of files without a third party integration, such as FasterLaw, is cumbersome. Clio's own integrations with Office365 for emails and calendaring remain a work in progress.

Lindsay H.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great software and user friendly!

Reviewed on 21/07/2020

My overall experience has been great! They are always making sure to take the next step in...

My overall experience has been great! They are always making sure to take the next step in integrations and constantly keep their software up to date and secure.

Pros

I liked how the IT team literally walked me through the entire set-up/integration. To be 100% honest, they recovered & transferred my crashed billing entries from Timeslips into their system. There are so many positives re: Clio software that I cannot pick what I like most; however, the Quick Bill & Payment Plan features are very convenient. Oh, I can't write a review and not mention the LawPay integration. That is also a great feature!

Cons

I hate when I am asked for instructions on setting up their client portal because I have no instructions to give them. I wish Clio had a .pdf that I could hand to every new client. I also wish there were more options re: billing history printouts for the Court. This is VERY important when asking for ATTY fees.

Daniel V.
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great comprehensive practice management solution for lawyers

Reviewed on 01/04/2021

After almost a year with Clio I can safely say I'm happy with my purchase.

After almost a year with Clio I can safely say I'm happy with my purchase.

Pros

The integration with Quickbooks Online is clutch. While there are still some additional functionalities I would build into it, I love that a transaction in Clio creates a journal entry in QB that I can then link to a bank transaction. Makes bookkeeping way easier.

Cons

I wish that a client could access Clio for Clients and Clio Connect at the same time.

Ashley M.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Better for new attorneys

Reviewed on 22/03/2017

If you're not used to a system, this can be made into a good system for you. There are a lot of...

If you're not used to a system, this can be made into a good system for you. There are a lot of functions missing--like being able to track time associated with flat fee activities (so you can't track productivity or if you do, you can't print out your billable hours without some discussion to the ethics board). You can track e-mails and phone calls, but not faxes, letters, or text messages. You can set tasks for others that you can update, but the update doesn't get sent to the other person. You can set pop-ups on your calendar for yourself, but not for other people. You can track the budget of a case, but not the running total of transactions or expenses. You can integrate with Quickbooks, but you have to import and export the information--the information does not flow freely between the two. The calendar has all of the same pitfalls as Google Calendar because it is Google calendar but with some functions missing. You can upload and download documents, and you must do that in order to save any changes with Clio (unless you pay for HIPAA-compliant Google Drive Professional). Your receptionist has to separately capture phone messages from your client to you because only you can have conversations. Wandering between the conversations page and the logs page means that you will always end up back in the Matters tab. If you're trying to capture a phone call with a person not in the system you have to exit the phone call and lose all of the information to enter that person before you can save the conversation to a file. It's not customizeable. There are some pros over Amicus but many features I miss (such as being able to track time directly with the phone call, including the time the call was initiated) but it has good parts about it. If you're into nitty-gritty capturing of information and you have the time to invest it can be a good platform but trying to teach established attorneys how to rework their legal practice around it is difficult.

Pros

It's online.
The timer can be stopped and started easily.

Cons

I spend about two (2) hours a day implementing workarounds to make the system work because it was not built for family law practice or file review. It's a good backup system but it's nothing very reliable unless you're willing to invest the time into making it work.

Response from Themis Solutions

Hey Ashley,

This is all fantastic feedback and definitely provides some valuable insight into areas we can improve in order to make Clio work better for all attorneys out of the box. Any chance we could get you on a call with our product team so that they can hear your suggestions?

- Derek, Clio Community Manager

Yunus P.
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Clio: the best on the market

Reviewed on 25/01/2021

Very satisfied.

Very satisfied.

Pros

The software operates completely in a web browser. No cloud, no software to be installed on your desktop. If you have fast internet, you have fast attorney practice software, simply put. The visual layout is modern, visually appealing and easy to use. Clio is very customizable, and "works well with others" if have partnered with many great other platforms such as Lawpay, Quickbooks, and Zipwhip to name a few.

Cons

So far, nothing we least like about it Clio.

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Clio offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $39.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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Clio has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Clio supports the following languages:

English

Clio supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Clio integrates with the following applications:

Box, Chrometa, Dropbox Business, Fundbox, InvoiceSherpa, Lexicata, Microsoft 365, NetDocuments, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, RightSignature, Xero, Zapier

Clio offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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