The American Bar Association and legal technology leader Clio announced a new strategic partnership on June 10 to provide lawyers with information needed to navigate the issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The partnership includes the launch of a toll-free hotline (1-888-484-2685) where lawyers can get information on accessing federal stimulus programs and seek advice on questions related to law practice during the current pandemic.
Also included in the partnership, for the next six months, Clio’s current and future subscribers can have a one-year membership in the ABA included in their Clio subscription at no extra cost.
“The ABA’s collaboration with Clio on the toll-free hotline will give all lawyers access to timely information on government stimulus programs related to the pandemic,” said ABA President Judy Perry Martinez. “What’s more, Clio subscribers — as part of their subscription — can become American Bar Association members with access to the ABA’s full range of valuable informational resources to help lawyers better serve their clients and manage their practices during these changing times and beyond.”
As ABA members, Clio subscribers will be able to access the ABA’s exclusive library of more than 600 CLE courses, available as a free benefit of ABA membership. They will also receive complimentary membership in both the ABA Law Practice and Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice divisions, expanded access to the ABA’s vast archive of ethics CLE, and other ABA member benefits, including its extensive collection of content on every area of the law, which is curated for members based on their practice specialty and areas of interest.
“We’re proud to join forces with the ABA to help legal professionals get access to the tools and resources they need to face both the challenges and opportunities facing lawyers and the public they serve,” said Jack Newton, CEO and co-founder of Clio. “We are experiencing change and disruption at an accelerated pace, and it’s imperative for industry leaders like the ABA and Clio to continue to work together to better support our legal community.”
The toll-free hotline is available to all legal professionals. It will be monitored by Clio and attorneys with the ABA Innovation Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CT.
“The resources and services of the ABA and Clio complement each other well and will help lawyers navigate through this pandemic and position themselves for the future,” said Jack Rives, executive director of the American Bar Association.