Clio, the world’s leading cloud-based legal practice management provider was delighted to be announced as an Academic Partner of Ulster University’s new Legal Innovation Centre at the centre’s launch on Monday.
The Centre, a collaboration between the School of Law and the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, will be at the forefront of advancing the use of technology-driven innovation in legal services and legal education globally. It has been established with support from leading global law firms and is the first of its kind in the UK.
The Centre aims to promote and support the use of technology in legal services through education, research, and the development of technological innovations.
Clio’s role at the Centre as an Academic Partner will be to knowledge share and consult with the academic team, offer insight on technology based trends reshaping the legal landscape, and drive innovation through the Centre’s planned LLM which will incorporate Clio’s cloud-based technology.
“We are delighted to welcome Clio as an academic partner of the Legal Innovation Centre.” said Professor Eugene McNamee, Executive Director of the Legal Innovation Centre. “The Centre has a strong emphasis on experiential learning and this partnership provides our students with a wonderful opportunity to interact with Clio’s industry-leading technology. Industry engagement, knowledge-exchange and collaboration are vital to the work of the Centre. We see the insight, expertise and experience that Clio brings to the Centre as fundamental to the process of legal innovation and transformation.”
Derek Fitzpatrick, Clio’s General Manager for EMEA added “It’s a great privilege for us to be associated with the Legal Innovation Centre, helping them to the forefront of understanding and facilitating the technological transformation of legal services. We’re looking forward to working with the Centre in expanding the knowledge around the importance of technology to the future of legal services.”