Productivity and Practice Management Tips from Canada's Own: CANLII and CLIO
Practice management includes the study of technologies that save you time, help tame complex information, and automate common legal tasks for busy practitioners. CanLII has long been a beacon of legal tech innovation in Canada – and we can expect even more now that CanLII has acquired its long-time software developer Lexum. We look forward to even quicker cycles of innovation in the wake of the acquisition, which was announced at the end of February 2018.
CanLII and Lexum have already given us Lexbox, a brilliant productivity tool that lets you clip cases and statutes on CanLII into custom folders to organize legal research. It tracks your research trail and search history, and even alerts you when laws or cases you’re following get cited. Lexbox is already in use by more than 15,000 practitioners, and works directly in your browser. And yes, it’s totally free.
Another notable update this month comes from Clio, the cloud-based practice management software that is both a world-leader in its category, and a Burnaby-based company. Be sure to explore their new Outlook 365 add-in, which lets you save emails and attachments directly from Outlook to your Clio environment, but also lets you start a timer directly in Outlook to track billable time.