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Clio Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Clio product overview

Price starts from

39

/user

Per month

What is 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 using 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

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

Training options

Videos
Live Online
Webinars
In Person
Documentation

Clio pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

1.1K

Starting from

39

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Clio features

Functionality

4.5

/5

1.1K

Total features

100

10 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
API
Third Party Integrations
Reporting/Analytics
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Alerts/Notifications

Clio users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

1.1K

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.29/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

909

231

35

8

12

Pros
Overall, the best time and billing software out there. I have demo'd several and Clio was the clear winner.

ED

Edward D.

Great support and excellent cloud-based option at a very reasonable price. Glad to see regular improvements and updates, taking user feedback into account.

WS

Will S.

Great experience, great customer service, easy navigation and the best thing is that Clio keeps working to improve the platform and make it more helpful for us.

DY

Desislava Y.

Cons
I hate when I am asked for instructions on setting up their client portal because I have no instructions to give them.

LH

Lindsay H.

This is especially clear in light of its competition, Abacus or AbacusNext or AbacusLaw or whatever other evil derivative product they put out there which is all horrible in my experience.

JT

Joseph T.

My client started having trouble uploading her documents to me. Assignments went missing, and so deadlines were missed.

JM

Jennifer M.

Overall Rating

Found the Software I’ve always wanted

Reviewed a year ago

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Joshua S.

Attorney at Law

Law Practice, 1-10 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

The best option for our firm

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic Practice Management Solution

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Clio's intuitive design is easy to use for anyone from the tech savy to the "how do I turn this thing on" person. They are constantly adding features and functionality to the software solution making the administrative side of practicing law much easier and less time consuming. Clio's support team is always quick to respond and is always friendly and helpful. The growing list of integrations is definite plus and gives us the ability to extend the already great functionality to the next level. And if you are into coding, you can always create a custom integration to suit your needs.

Cons

Really the only complaint I have about Clio is the reporting capabilities. While it has some great canned reports within the interface, there is no ability to customize reports to massage out information that would be useful to my practice. We make do, of course, but this has been my complaint for some time now. Last time I checked there was a pay integration that allowed for more robust reporting but adding yet another subscription isn't appealing when it would be relatively easy for Clio to add this capability to their platform.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent Tech Support

Reviewed 2 months ago

I recently had a tech support need. After the issue couldn’t be quickly resolved over chat, I was in the phone with a tech support person who stayed on the phone with me until all functionalities were syncing and working.

Pros

Clio Grow (my CRM) and Clio Manage (through which I track my time and invoice clients and receive payments) are highly integrated making it easy for customers to schedule initial consultations, send proposals, and electronically sign engagement letters. So onboarding is a breeze. Once a client, Clio Manage helps me track and bill. It also easily integrates with QuickBooks. I’m very satisfied with this product.

Cons

Wish Clio Grow and Manage were integrated into one unified platform.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Not a legal case management tool

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

It's a very good law practice management tool.

Cons

CLIO does not help with managing legal cases. As a legal case management tool, I give them 1 star, but only because they mischaracterize themselves as a legal case management tool. If CLIO categorized itself as a first person shooter game, I'd also give them 1 star.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A great billing software for my increasingly virtual legal practice

Reviewed 3 months ago

Good software! I find it an indispensable part of my practice these days.

Pros

Our firm had used Timeslips for timekeeping and billing in the past before switching to Clio a few years ago. Timeslips was simply outdated and cumbersome, not to mention that we had no tech support. After having switched to using Clio, I was able to use the software to email clients directly and have the emails come from our firm email account via Clio without always having to involve the office manager for billing my invoices. If the clients have questions, they will know to direct their questions to the office manager, who is otherwise in charge of general accounting matters. Additionally, I love that I can always reach out to Clio's tech support for answers as to user issues or questions, and the services have always been pretty prompt and spot-on.

Cons

I remember there were some data migration issues when we transitioned from Timeslips to Clio. It has been a while, but I recall that at least some of the client data like their addresses didn't look quite right when it was pulled over, and I basically had to start over with entering the information in Clio.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Clio is Wonderful!

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

I use Clio daily to manage my cases, prepare invoices and I recently learned I can save all of my case files and documents directly in Clio and avoid storing them in Google Docs where they previously were. Almost everything I need to run my law firm can be done directly from Clio. It's incredibly useful and the price is surprisingly affordable.

Cons

There is a "Detailed Annual Report" on the dashboard when I open Clio. I really wish this report accurately showed my income, but it's never accurate. Part of this is probably my fault. Half of my cases are done on a flat fee, but for some reason Clio wants me to create an invoice for all of my hourly cases and my flat fee cases. It's time consuming to create new invoices for my flat fee clients, so creating those invoices gets put on the backburner. I wish Clio could just acknowledge that I've earned income for flat fee cases if I make a transfer of the Trust funds.

Clio FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Clio offer?

Clio has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $39.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Clio?

Clio has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Clio support?

Clio supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Clio support mobile devices?

Clio supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Clio offer an API?

Yes, Clio has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Clio integrate with?

Clio integrates with the following applications:
PayPal, RightSignature, Dropbox Business, Zapier, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Box, Microsoft 365, NetDocuments, InvoiceSherpa, Quickbooks Online, Xero, Chrometa


Q. What level of support does Clio offer?

Clio offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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