There are legal conferences. There are legal technology conferences. And there is the annual Clio Cloud Conference, which after wrapping up a week ago in Chicago has set itself apart from the pack — in a big way.
When you’re focused on providing the American lawyer inspiration, information, and innovation from the most interesting professionals, lawyer or not, you create energy and a vibe that’s not matched by tradional legal conferences, including legal technology conferences.
We at LexBlog had the privilege of serving as a media partner for the conference. By leveraging the social coverage of the 700 lawyers in attendance and our own Facebook Live interviews we aimed to share the ClioCon experience with our LexBlog Network and all of you,
On Monday, keynotes from Clio CEO, Jack Newton, kicking things off and introducing their Legal Trends Survey, and Kim Mottley, the first international litigator in Afghanistan and one the few lawyers who has had a grenade thrown through her window, bookmarked six other sessions.
Here’s our curation of tweets capturing the essence of of the speaker’s message in a “Storify” for each session.
- Jack Newton (@Jack_Newton) – CEO at Clio Kicks off with the Opening Keynote of Clio Conference 2016
- Anthony A. Marrone (@marroneelderlaw) – Attorney and owner of The Marrone Law Firm tells lawyers to explains running a firm like a small business in Run Your Law Law Firm Like The Best Small Businesses Around.
- George Psiharis (@GeorgePsiharis) – VP Business Development at Clio looks Clio’s new Legal Trends Report at Exploring Clio’s New Law Firm Index Report.
- Darth Vaughn – Attorney & Principal with Procertas talks about Investing in Yourself: Tech Competence in the Modern Law Firm.
- Jules Miller (@JulesEMiller) – Co-Founder of Evolve Law speaks at Hiring Trends: What law practices can learn from Silicon Valley.
- Mary Redzic (@maryredzic) – Attorney, Blogger, and Co-founder of Shape the Law shares 3 Reasons to be Excited About the Future of Technology.
- Ed Walters (@EJWalters) – CEO at Fastcase speaks about The Law of Robots: Changing Law for Thinking Machines
- Kimberly Motley (@KimMotleysLaw) – International Litigator, 2014 Ted Speaker, and Founder at MotleyLegal shares her experience fighting for clients in Afghanistan at the afternoon keynote session.
Keynotes from Bloomberg’s Melanie Heller to the to sensational and high energy, Gary Vaynerchuk, sandwiched six more sessions on Tuesday. Here’s the LexBlog Network’s “Storify” capturing the best in Twitter for each session.
- Melanie Heller (@MelHellerNYC) – Vice President and General Manager, Bloomberg Law talks about how size no longer matters for law firms, thanks to technology, at her day two keynote address.
- Andrew Arruda (@AndrewArruda) – CEO and Co-Founder of Y Combinator-backed ROSS Intelligence explores Artificial Intelligence and the law in Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Science Fiction or Science Fact?
- R. Amani Smathers (@R_Amani) – Legal Solutions Architect at Davis Wright Tremaine, De Novo talks about leveraging legal technology in her session Leveraging Legal Technology: What’s Here, What’s Coming, and What To Do About It
- Samantha Collier (@SamTaraCollier) – Consultant & author of Social Media for Law Firms blog shares about the power of social media at her How My Client Landed a Million Dollar Client Through Facebook.
- Greg McLawsen (@McLawsen) – Managing Attorney & Founder at Sound Immigration proves you can run your law firm remotely from anywhere in the world during his session How to Run your Law Firm from India (with your 4-Month-Old).
- Bryan Wilson (@TexasLawHawk) – Attorney at Texas Law Hawk taught lawyers how to inject humor into their practice with his talk, Texas Law Hawk Gets Loud About Marketing.
- Sarah Glassmeyer (@SGlassmeyer) – Attorney & librarian explains why law should be open, not just free at her Open & Free Law: A Law Librarian’s Crusade.
- Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) – CEO, entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author, and speaker closes out Clio 2016 with a keynote emphasizing that you’re a media company first; a lawyer second.
I had pleasure of catching up with a number of our industry’s leaders for Facebook Live discussions.
- Lauren Sanders of Clio about the Clio Lab
- David Schnurman, CEO of Lawline, talks about how he helps legal professionals get access to continuing education
- Jack Newton, CEO of Clio, shares the planning behind #ClioCloud9 and their Legal Trends Report
- Bob Ambrogi, media and tech writer at Law Sites, chats with Kevin about the future of legal news
- Sarah Glassmeyer, attorney and librarian, is interviewed by Kevin about why free and open law is important to everyone
A big kudos to LexBlog’s Zosha Millman, Amelia Cornfield, and Mellina White-Cusack for their work in providing social media coverage of ClioCon. Storifies of each session, interviews of speakers in advance of the conference, and posts of sessions across our network’s Twitter and Facebook accounts — a job very well done.
If you’re interested in reading all the social recaps, as well as pre-conference interviews we featured, you can find them under the 2016 Clio Cloud Conference tag on LXBN. And it’s not too early to preregister for next year’s event, which will be held in New Orleans.