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Clio Pricing

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Clio pricing per user starts from:
$39/month

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

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Functionality is nearly universal while specially and jusisdiction costomization is great. Easy law firm branding and pre sale marketing is brilliant.

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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.

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Great tool for law firms

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

Great tool to manage a law firm, docketing, and invoices

Cons

A little expensive and have to upgrade to get all the needed functionality

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Satisfied Clio user for 5+ years, recently purchased for additional firm

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am very satisfied with Clio as an online time management option. If you want/need to be 100% in-the-cloud, I would choose and recommend this program most highly to other firms. I prefer it to Bill4Time, CosmoLex, TimeSlips (not online). It also has things I like better than Prolaw (which also is not online). I don't use many of the advanced features Clio offers like integrations, Clio payments or even calendar, tasks because of the way may firms are set up. So, I can't speak to those features.

Pros

I like Clio's simplicity and intuitiveness best. It really is the easiest time management program I have used. If you want to get up and running, like, literally, now, you can purchase Clio online with a push of a button and have open matters and clients/contact in minutes. I originally chose this product 5+ years ago for a small firm I manage, after looking at most of the online time management products...

Cons

Only 1. I haven't mastered LEDES ebililng on Clio yet. At one of my firms, we do only LEDES98 ebilling. If you don't know what this is, stop reading, you will not experience this minor Con. I am having trouble perfecting the LEDES98 txt files and uploading them. Granted, this is my first month of e-billing on Clio at this firm, so I'm sure customer service will correct it for me. It's just that a few other time management programs I have used had no LEDES glitches and uploaded perfectly the first time. The price is also high for small firms. But all online billing programs are.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Split personality software - two steps for the function of one

Reviewed 2 years ago

Clio allow you to generate bills - take payments online - and has a rudimentary accounting system.

Pros

Clio is quite robust with many functions geared for law offices. Much of the thrust is for multiple lawyer offices ( which makes sense) and some also work for solo firms (my office is a solo office). There is a forms component which is poorly integrated with Clio. It does allow you to create an online fillable form - but the steps to have that information fed into your database for the practice is cumbersome and not intuitive. Yo are using two independent programs - which is unlike both Practicve Panther and My Case. In the other two the feed into the database is direct - no two programs - no multiple steps to move rom one database to another.

Cons

As mentioned, the multiple step s needed to use the forms - and the cost for that portion of the platform - make this a terrible choice. If you want to use forms as questionares and to populate your database - and update the database - by client input - this is definitely NOT the platform to use.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Clio, the best all purpose attorney software, bar none...

Reviewed 2 years ago

Outstanding experience with something for everyone just depending on one's level of interest and need.

Pros

Functionality is nearly universal while specially and jusisdiction costomization is great. Easy law firm branding and pre sale marketing is brilliant. Support is outstanding and the Premium Support even better for speedy, live agent help. Cost is reasonable and many available plans on their menu of options. Clio grows nicely with solid feature burstsoften free to it's users. Excellent and often updated/enlarged mobile App across all usual platforms: Appke, Android, Windows... Superior online instant pay clientbinvoucing, and client trust account requests The wide assortment of excellent and Rock solid 3rd party software affiliations is very impresdive.

Cons

I was fortunate to have free help migrating my existing, Timeslips database compiled over many years but it ain't quite so free today...Also, I'm still not a fan of the communications tools for clients and othes not subscribed to Clio.

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Security is lacking for the accounting side. Otherwise it's a very good software.

Reviewed 2 years ago

We have been with Clio since about the middle of October 2019 (today is April 3, 2020) and we are mostly pleased. I think that most case management software works on the same theory: a contact (person or enterprise) can have several different matters (cases). Like most users, we just want it to work and it does (with the exception of the accounting problem described above). Clio has so many helpful features and integrations that it could take a year or two just to get a small to medium-size office up to speed with using all the features. However, UNTIL CLIO FIXES THE ACCOUNTING SECURITY PROBLEM, DO NOT SWITCH FROM YOUR CURRENT PROGRAM.

Pros

-It has very robust features and integrations. - I love that the document repository is built-in and built into the price. - Tech support is good via chat, so I can resolve issues quickly. -Because it's the leading player in cloud-based case management, it seems like integrations are more numerous. -Only on rare occasions have I seen the software go off-line or slow down. -The outlook and word integrations are robust. -It's easy to find experts who work with Clio because it's such a significant player. We are now setting up operations with a Clio expert bookkeeper. We could not do that when we used a competitor program called PracticePanther.

Cons

1. EMBEZZLERS PARADISE. Clio's accounting security settings allow anyone who can make a receipt for receiving a payment also to be able to EDIT that payment afterward. So, a dishonest employee could make a receipt for $500 cash, pocket $300, and then go back and edit that receipt to be only $200. Right now are using carbon copy receipts as a workaround, but that's not very professional or 21st century....

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Review of Clio use and functionality

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have been able to delegate more to my support staff by using the different scheduling and tasking features without giving up on my oversight, since I can verify overdue tasks and completed tasks. Also, my staff has been able to manage my calendar through the case and firm calendar features which allows me to draft more and be able to schedule more hearings. I am in and out of the office most days...

Pros

I like the fact that there are different levels of cost for the need of your business. I started with one user on the lower tier, then moved up to include more options and added a user. I like the fact that not only does it provide billing and payment integration, but, at the time I upgraded, it included the monthly cost to use Law Pay (which I have also found helpful).

Cons

I feel there are some personal preferences I would like to use in my reports viewing and accounting. But there was a recent revamp rolled out a few months ago that did address some of my needs. Admittedly, although I have used the product for almost 4 years now, I have not watched all the tutorial videos or called with all of my specific questions, even though with the boutique package there is a dedicated help line.

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All I Need

Reviewed 3 years ago

Terrific, a true game changer!

Pros

Clio provides an all in one suite of applications that are necessary for my law firm to operate. We used to rely on a stand-alone billing software program for our billing and time-tracking. Of course every computer or user we added cost us more money on top of the software itself. When the software became outdated and no longer supported, we had to purchase the latest version. We also relied upon...

Cons

I would like it to be easier to review the billing entries of other users in real time.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best in Class for Small Firms

Reviewed 3 years ago

In addition to what I wrote above, Clio Management's customer service and technical support are​ great. They are still working out the kinks on the Clio Grow side after acquiring Lexicata (which I also used and was happy to see integrated). I am excited to see what improvements they have in connecting up the two systems.

Pros

I've been using Clio since 2010. I have tried other software over the years. I also originally had to use other software that integrated with Clio, but slowly have been able to reduce subscriptions as Clio built out features. Clio is the best in class, affordable, and the software around which I ultimately chose to build all my systems. I like that Clio allows me to manage the entire client file, including documents and emails, bills, and file shares, all within a single integrated system. Less software is cheaper, easier to manage, helps me capture details, and requires less employee training and management.

Cons

Clio still has some features and kinks to work out. Not everything is intuitive. Its plugin with Outlook is a little slow and I don't like that it strips the attachments from emails when placing them in the file. There still isn't enough flexibility in fee arrangements. It could improve the marketing side quite a bit. And I wish you could edit billing entries in bulk a little easier (especially if you made a mistake in one edit, it doesn't save and you lose ALL your edits -- super annoying). That said, all of these bugs and annoyances get addressed by Clio over time. They continually improve and grow the software. So I don't feel that there are any fatal flaws; just quirks that you learn to work around​.

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Clio is an essential part of this law firm

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Having direct access to the company, and the developers is a huge benefit to using Clio. If there's something that's not quite right, there's usually an easy fix or workaround, and you don't have to wait around for days or weeks to get a response from support. As far as the software itself, we love the nearly limitless integration ability of Clio, and the fact that they're always adding/improving features, like CourtRules, which is essential to our litigation practice.

Cons

We've been powered by Clio since 2011, and at the time, subscription software was a new concept, which took me a while to warm up to. Eight years later, however, everything requires a subscription, so this is a non-issue. I can only think of two things that I wish Clio would come up with a fix for: (1) ability to merge duplicate contacts; and (2) bring back the ability to have a less expensive subscriptions for non-attorney users.

Vendor response

Thank you for the feedback, Joseph! We've shared your feedback with our Product Team. Though a one-click merge contact option isn't currently available, the steps listed here will help you achieve the same results (hope this helps!): https://support.clio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002325034-Is-There-a-Way-to-Merge-Contacts-

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Best all-in-one solution out there

Reviewed 5 years ago

It's a major time saver. It's great for billing, keeping tabs of your time, costs associated with a file, trust money for each file, docketing, contact lists, and all the rest. It feels a bit short/incomplete in some areas, but they keep improving it so hopefully that will happen soon. It's still the best damn law practice software out there, and I've searched high and low!

Pros

- Easy to use and learn - Easy to show others to use - Really easy billing features - Great organization - The Notes feature is fantastic and replaces any need for docketing and memos to file - The "add time" feature makes it easy to keep track of billings and what's to go on the next invoice - The linking of contacts to files is a time saver - The Calendar is easy to use and does what you need it to - The accounting that exists is great for keeping track of the movement of money directly connected with a file. It has helped keep my trust accounting immaculate. IT also helps me keep track of expenses associated with each file.

Cons

Clio is fantastic and the best solution I've been able to find, and I've done a lot of searching both before and after buying Clio. That said, Clio seems half finished in some areas and I'm hoping more work will come. - The accounting is adequate, but should go a lot further than it does. I would love an integrated cheque writing program, for example. - I don't know why you can't have more than...

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Customer service makes all the difference.

Reviewed 5 years ago

All the information you need at your fingertips, anywhere in the world. Hassle-free and comprehensive customer service.

Pros

Packed with features. There is just so much that can be done with this software that a firm might not have thought to do with some of the older software platforms. Everything is secure and designed from a legal professional's viewpoint. Every person in our firm can handle a case from start to finish without leaving the Clio platform -- anywhere, anytime. Also, the customer service should not be...

Cons

The only issue that we've had so far is personalizing the goals on the dashboard page. It would be nice to have a more granular and specific revenue analysis for each attorney. Granted, we are still implementing other more important features firm-wide, so this hasn't been the highest priority, and it's more of a luxury anyway.

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Fantastic value, modern software, steadily improving features

Reviewed 5 years ago

I've been using Clio since 2011 to help me run my solo practice. I use it primarily for calendaring , time tracking, and billing. Those features are fantastic. Almost all of my billable time is calendared, and Clio lets me add time right to those events and assign it to a matter right from the calendar. I cut my administrative time to bill clients by 40% the first time I used Clio, and it's now down...

Pros

SaaS platform, integrations with useful software like Box.com and NextChapter (bankruptcy service), comprehensive workflow features

Cons

Detailed expense accounting is cumbersome, joint representation is not natively supported

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Great Bang for Your Buck

Reviewed 6 years ago

Clio offers a ton of features for a very, affordable price. No need for hefty servers or IT departments, simply utilize their unlimited document storage and secure client portal to easily store and share documents, invoices, etc. While a huge fan of cloud-based practice management, Clio earns high marks from me as one of the easiest to learn. Whether you use Clio for the basics or customize it to...

Pros

Ease of use, fantastic customer support (including building of features based on client feedback), document automation and custom task lists.

Cons

Minimal reporting options and contact entry.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Clio will never be perfect, but continuously improving is all we can hope for in software anyway

Reviewed 6 years ago

Over five years ago, while still in my first year of solo practice (6 years after first bar admission), I tried another product advertised to work for Mac users and it was a nightmare, so I resolved to try Rocketmatter and Clio; for whatever reason, I found I preferred the look and feel of Clio, and have been with it since. It's the first program I open every day and the last program I shut down when I go home. I am a true solo with no staff support still, and am just now tip-toeing into hiring some staff support - Clio makes it easy for me to use remote support, work-from-home assistants, etc., which is great for keeping the overhead low and the ROI on it high.

Pros

The integrated suite of functions

Cons

1) There are some known glitches that result from the cloud exchange of data that don't seem to be getting corrected. 2) The UI should be more customizable within the total Clio palette of functions and features. I'm very oriented towards being able to do everything with keystrokes as efficiently as possible, and Clio isn't there yet in its usability. 3) I'm growing increasingly concerned about my...

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My experience with Clio

Reviewed 3 years ago

Clio is allowing me to be more efficient in my use of time, which then allows me to get more work done. Then, I save time doing additional work, which then allows me to get even more work done. Clio is constantly striving to upgrade and improve the system. Sometimes they are a little slow at integrating new features, but I understand that there is only so much they can accomplish in a given space of time.

Pros

What I like most about the software is the court calendaring feature, which sets up deadlines in the Clio calendar. I also like that Clio is continuously upgrading and improving the program, including making the program easier to use. Also, I appreciated that Clio saw a real good thing in Lexicata, to which I subscribed, and bought the company and integrated it into the Clio product. As a solo practitioner,...

Cons

The template system does not allow for the entry of variable information into a document during the merge process.

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Exceptional Value.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Exceptional, professional, easy to use, easy to learn. Simply far more wonderful than I ever expected.

Pros

The time and billing program is easy to use. Keeps you on track to bill clients timely, accurately reflects you day, unbilled time as well as billed time. Highly functional. Exceptional Customer Service. This is the best decision I made in years.

Cons

I do not have any Cons about the program. I wish I used it daily in the beginning of my learning curve.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Long time Clio Manage and Clio Grow Enthusiast

Reviewed 3 years ago

Clio is a very robust and complete practice management tool - we have continually expanded our use of the product as our team has grown and new features have been introduced. We are committed to the product after 7 years and can't imagine switching.

Pros

1) The software is extremely intuitive - I've used 3 different practice management platforms and found this the most intuitive. 2) Feature rich in the sense of file data, allowing the extremely important congregation of information which all team members can access and organize. 3) As a market leader, the number of companies building integrations is large and growing every day. 4) The company is continually building out new features 5) The company is committed to supporting it's customer's business and being a thought leader in innovation in our space, beyond simply their product.

Cons

1) A year in to Clio Grow acquisition, the two products are still operating completely independently - would like to have assurance that the products will become one at some point. 2) More transparency on feature build - it can be a time waste/ cost to implement a different 3rd party solution if Clio is already building that feature for future release. 3) Client portal is not great and not customizable at all.

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Clio Manage

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall I have been extremely pleased with Clio and it has become a natural part of the daily law practice workflow.

Pros

Clio Manage provides an entire law firm back office solution at an affordable price. Because Clio is cloud based, it is perfect for a law firm with remote employees and allows collaboration including task assignment and scheduling, matter setup, time keeping and billing, organization of matter documents, messages and notes and more. There is also a feature called Clio Connect which allows a law firm to grant access of matter documents, calendars and tasks to clients. It provides everything needed to run a law firm in a single cloud based solution.

Cons

Clio Manage has an integration with Outlook 365. It would be good if they had an integration for the desktop version of Outlook also.

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Clio - not perfect, but a great start

Reviewed 6 years ago

We've been using Clio for just over a year now in our firm. We've added several new people and consolidated a number of software programs into a much smaller number of programs. The contacts management and documents management features of Clio are not as robust as the other solutions we're using, and we'd like to see some improvements in the contacts system and the ways bills are run and sent. However,...

Pros

Time tracking is very easy, and it handles multiple matters for the same client very well. Reports are useful, most of them. Tasks and the system allowing you to make records of phone conversations are great. Clio Connect and the ability to share documents with clients and others is fantastic.

Cons

Billing system is clunky; contacts management is only okay at best. It's not a cheap solution.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Allows me to have a solo paperless practice; saves time and money

Reviewed 3 years ago

Clio has allowed me to structure my practice the way I want, solo and paperless. I have yet to find a SaaS that does not work or integrate with Clio. I can add and drop admin staff as needed easily. From the secure file sharing, to billing, to scheduling, to intake, everything is easy and intuitive.

Pros

Ease of use; value; a constantly growing list of features and improvements; easy compatibility with other software

Cons

Once you enter the Cliosphere, it seems hard to get out, although I don't think I'll ever have a need to change practice management platforms. I've already added Clio Grow to Clio Manage.

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If you're a CIVIL firm, Clio excels with Rules Based Calendaring and has client portal, but no email

Reviewed 6 months ago

Since my firm is a Criminal Defense firm, and Clio would possibly be a good match for a Civil firm that does not care about email syncing and was very concerned with Rules based calendaring, Clio might be a good choice.

Pros

- Rules based calendaring *gotta admit, Clio rules here. - Workflow creation available. - Client portal available. - App is available - Can create a contact while creating a matter.

Cons

- No email syncing to a matter. If want to link an email to a matter, need to send the email, then go into Sent folder and connect the Sent email to a matter. - No auto future billing. So if you're a Cim Defense firm and your client needs to be on a payment plan and you want to be able for invoices to be automatically be sent to your client, Clio can't do this, MyCase is the only platform that can do this. - There's no automatic time-tracking, say, when you start creating an email to send to a client. - Pricing - Clio has 3 different levels of pricing where you don't get certain features unless you upgrade ($39, $59, or $99/mo). Other platforms like MyCase, PracticePanther or Smokeball, you get all the features without having to upgrade.

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Clio

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

It's very easy to use, intuitive and powerful. Billing is easy, takes me less an an hour at the end of each month to prepare and send out bills. The reports are useful and help track money coming in and bills that are due. We don't use many of the features, but still the cost is quite reasonable given what it does for us. It's a great benefit to our practice.

Cons

There are a few things it should do that it doesn't. It does not suggest auto correct words for typos. It will not correct two capital letters at the beginning of a word. These are basic word processing tools that should be easy to implement. There used to be an option to close a file when a bill is paid, but that was either omitted or well hidden in the last update. It adds a subfolder to my directory for each new matter, but the name of the folder is the client name; it would be much better to use the matter name (the master folder is already the client name). Minor complaints to be sure, but features that would be very useful.

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Thank you for the review, Matthew! We've submitted your feature recommendations to the Product Team, who will be sure to reach out if they require additional context.

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Clio Brings Me Peace Of Mind

Reviewed 5 years ago

When one is a solo practitioner, there never seems to be enough time in the day to both practice law and manage the day-to-day operations of the business. In addition to the role of lawyer, I also wear the hats of accountant, human resources manager, marketing professional, IT manager, and the go-to person in charge of handling all problems. Clio makes my job(s) much easier by ensuring that I've got...

Pros

Ease of use - even non-tech savvy individuals pick it up quickly.

Cons

I wish it had full accounting capabilities.

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Work Smarter Not Harder

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use Cleo everyday in my practice. It allows me to keep the tasks straight. Keeps my team on Target and all of my case files in one convenient location. I love that I'm able to access my case files remotely. Saves time when in court having to some through a paper file.

Pros

What I like most about this software is the extensive integrations. It really allows me to utilize technology in my practice reducing the number of hours spent on administrative tasks.

Cons

I do not like that there are no reduced price options for non-lawyers and staff.