A Vancouver-born unicorn is going down under.
The developer of the world’s first comprehensive legal operating system has announced plans to expand the company’s footprint in Australia.
Clio is rapidly growing its Australian team to support and expand product development, sales, partnerships, and customer success as Clio’s product offerings evolve to suit the specific needs of the Australian legal market.
The new Australian team will serve as an extension of the company’s 900 employees in North America and EMEA regions.
“The legal technology landscape is changing rapidly and so are the ways in which legal professionals need to service their customers. Yet running a law firm with outdated software is still a reality for many around the world,” said Jack Newton, CEO and Founder of Clio.
“As market leaders with a breadth of experience servicing different law firm needs and bringing new products to market, we are excited to bring forward innovative solutions to Australia, serving such a vibrant legal community.”
As part of its expansion, Clio has appointed Denise Farmer as General Manager of the Asia-Pacific region, bringing her wealth of experience in the Australian legal technology industry to the role.
Farmer will lead Clio’s overall regional business strategy, driving market expansion, engaging with the local ecosystem to create new opportunities to advance the legal profession, and strengthening existing customer and partner relationships.
“I am excited to join the Clio team and lead the company’s expansion in the APAC region. Clio is at the forefront of legal technology, and I look forward to helping the company continue to innovate and deliver exceptional products and services to legal professionals globally,” said Farmer.
“Australia has a very active legaltech market of predominantly small and mid-tier firms and a progressive attitude to technology innovation and adoption. Many of us have hoped that Clio would come to this region, so it’s very exciting to see Clio finally here.”
With this news, Clio will be seeking input from the community to ensure they are building a solution that will truly serve Australian legal practitioners needs and support the nuanced operational challenges they face daily.
Clio is transforming the legal experience by creating the first comprehensive legal operating system that centralizes cloud-based and client-centered technologies law firms need to run more sustainable, effective, and efficient practices, including legal practice management, client intake, customer relationship management, and accounting.
Clio has earned its market leadership position with more than 150,000 customers globally, the approval of over 90 bar associations and law societies, and it has been awarded the highest score in a comparison of 130 legal practice management products by reputable business software review site G2 for fifteen consecutive quarters.
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