Get inspired by our speakers—the best and brightest in legal (and beyond)

Each year, the legal industry’s best and brightest take the Clio Cloud Conference stage, presenting their powerful perspectives to an audience of their peers. Get ready to hear a unique story, skill, or experience from experts in their field.

For 2020, we’re focused on how to stay agile while navigating the times ahead, and how to set yourself up for success during times of uncertainty.

2020 Keynote speakers

Angela Duckworth

#1 New York Times best selling author
TED Talk sensation

Ben Crump

Civil rights attorney
Author, speaker, and producer

Seth Godin

New York Times best selling author
Business and marketing visionary

Jack Newton

CEO & Co-Founder at Clio

Angela Duckworth

Keynote presenter

Angela Duckworth

#1 New York Times best selling author
TED Talk sensation


About

Angela Duckworth is the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She is also the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change For Good initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics. 

A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. 

Prior to her career in research, Angela founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2012, celebrated its twentieth anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher in the public schools of New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. 

Angela completed her undergraduate degree in Advanced Studies Neurobiology at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude. With the support of a Marshall Scholarship, she completed an MSc with Distinction in Neuroscience from Oxford University. She completed her PhD in Psychology as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Angela has received numerous awards for her contributions to K-12 education, including a Beyond Z Award from the KIPP Foundation. Angela’s TED talk is among the most-viewed of all time. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, is a #1 New York Times best seller.

Learn more about Angela >

Ben Crump headshot

Keynote presenter

Ben Crump

Civil rights attorney
Author, speaker, and producer


About

Benjamin Crump has established himself as one of the nation’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social justice, earning the nickname “Black America’s Attorney General”. His legal acumen has ensured that those marginalized in American society are protected by their nation’s contract with its constituency. He is the founder and principal owner of Ben Crump Law.

Crump’s tireless advocacy has led to legislation preventing excessive force and developing implicit bias training and policies. He has been nationally recognized as the 2014 NNPA Newsmaker of the Year, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and Ebony Magazine Power 100 Most Influential African Americans. 

He has represented families in several high-profile civil rights cases including Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Stephon Clark, as well as the residents of Flint, Michigan, who were affected by the poisoned water of the Flint River. Crump represented 9 of the 13 black women who were victims in the Holtzclaw Oklahoma City Police rape case in 2015 and worked on the precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court case involving excessive police force against Robbie Tolan in 2008.

Crump is the President of the National Civil Rights Trial Lawyers Association and previously served as President of the National Bar Association.

Learn more about Ben >

Seth Godin

Keynote presenter

Seth Godin

New York Times best selling author
Business and marketing visionary


About

Seth Godin is the author of 19 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of thousands of people.

He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. His latest book, This Is Marketing, was an instant bestseller around the world.

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world.

In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. More than 10,000 people have taken his powerful workshops, including altMBA and The Marketing Seminar.

Learn more about Seth >

Jack Newton

Keynote presenter

Jack Newton

CEO & Co-Founder at Clio


About

Jack Newton is founder and CEO at Clio, the leading provider of cloud-based practice management software used by lawyers around the world. Clio has received numerous awards recognizing it for its outstanding corporate culture—and for being one of the fastest-growing, most innovative technology companies worldwide. Over the decade since Clio’s founding, Jack has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security, ethics, and privacy-related issues surrounding cloud computing. Jack also serves as president of the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium with a mandate to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the legal industry.

2020 Session speakers

Bill Henderson

Professor of Law, Editor of Legal Evolution, and Interim Director of Development, IFLP

Brooke Moore

Founder of MyVirtual.Lawyer

Bryan Parker

Attorney & Co-Founder / CEO at Legal Innovators

Erin Levine

Founder & CEO of Hello Divorce

I. Stephanie Boyce

Deputy Vice President of the Law Society of England and Wales

Mike Whelan Jr.

Attorney, CEO at Lawyer Forward

Mitch Jackson

Senior Partner and Founding Attorney of Jackson & Wilson

Nika Kabiri, JD, PhD

Founder and Owner of Kabiri Consulting

Paula Davis-Laack

JD, MAPP

Shannon Salter, BA, LLB, LLM

Chair at Civil Resolution Tribunal, Professor of Law, and Board Member at CanLII

Stanley Tate

Founding Attorney, Tate Esq LLC

Presenter

Bill Henderson

Professor of Law, Editor of Legal Evolution, and Interim Director of Development, IFLP

TopicThe Practice of Law Reimagined


About

Bill Henderson is a Professor, a Legal Rebel, and one of the most influential people in legal education. Bill joined the IU Maurer School of Law faculty in 2003 following a visiting appointment at Chicago-Kent College of Law and a judicial clerkship for Judge Richard Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  

 

Drawing upon more than a decade of research, Bill is a sought-after commentator on the changing legal marketplace. His observations and research have been frequently quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Monthly, The Economist, and National Public Radio. Bill’s essays and studies also frequently appear in the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, and The ABA Journal.

 

Bill has accumulated numerous awards. In the last five years, he has been named:

  • One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal, a list compiled just once every decade
  • The Most Influential Person in Legal Education by National Jurist Magazine
  • One of the inaugural group of “Legal Rebels” profiled by the ABA Journal

 

In 2010, Bill co-founded Lawyer Metrics, an applied research company focused on the legal industry.  Access Group acquired the company in 2015.

Presenter

Brooke Moore

Founder of MyVirtual.Lawyer

Topic10 Lessons Learned for Unconventional Law Firm Design


About

Brooke Moore is the Founder of MyVirtual.Lawyer, an online law firm model providing flat fee and subscription based limited scope services to self-represented litigants, individuals, and small businesses. After establishing the MVL brand in Arkansas she co-founded MVL Licensing, a LLC providing attorneys in other jurisdictions the opportunity to leverage the MVL brand, systems, and processes to implement limited scope, virtual components into their firms. She has also leveraged her experiences in law and life to co-found {Shift}her, a unique mindset-centric mastermind model created by women, for women to collaboratively level up in business and life. 

 

Brooke has worked on the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission’s task force on limited scope representation and serves on the UALR Bowen School of Law Rural Incubator committee and as Chair of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Continuing Education Committee. She is a 2013 graduate of the Arkansas Bar Association Leadership Academy and a 2015 recipient of the Judith Ryan Gray Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. She was a 2015-16 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fellow and currently serves as a member of the ABA TECHSHOW Board and on the ABA Law Practice Division Council.  

 

In 2017 she was named as an American Bar Association Women in Legal Tech honoree and received the Fastcase 50 Award. She is a nationally recognized speaker and author on topics related to limited scope representation, virtual lawyering, legal technology, and well-being.

Presenter

Bryan Parker

Attorney & Co-Founder / CEO at Legal Innovators

TopicEquity in Practice: Driving Structural Legal Innovation with Data and Diversity


About

As CEO, Bryan runs the day-to-day operations of Legal Innovators. He understands the challenges of running corporate law practices and law firms. Not only is he trained in the law, he is also a leader in business. One of his passions is helping clients find innovative solutions to their hiring, pricing, diversity and inclusion challenges in an efficient and cost-effective manner. He can relate to the pressure today’s businesses face to reduce costs, while preserving quality. Bryan started his career with Shearman & Sterling LLC on the M&A team, where Legal Innovators Co-Founder Jonathan Greenblatt was his mentor. This relationship inspired Jon and Bryan to found Legal Innovators.

With a rich background in law, finance, and business, Bryan is skilled at managing and revitalizing large companies with hundred million dollar budgets. Previously, Bryan served as the CEO for DoubleDutch (now part of Cvent), a venture-backed, community-based technology company in California. At Affinity Media, he took a money-losing operation and helped transform it into a $200 million dollar thriving enterprise with operations in the United States, China, and Korea. Bryan also led the Internal Growth and Real Estate operations at DaVita – a Fortune 500 company. When he took over, his division was an underperforming $400 million dollar business. After over four years under his leadership, revenue grew to more than $800 million dollars, with an attractive profit profile.

In recognition of his corporate leadership, Bryan was selected for membership in the Executive Leadership Council — a national organization of African American CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 companies.

Presenter

Erin Levine

Founder & CEO of Hello Divorce

TopicLaunch & Win: How to effectively market your legal “product”


About

Erin Levine is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Founder and CEO of Hello Divorce, and owner of respected Bay Area boutique firm, Levine Family Law Group, As a teen, she was both a witness in a criminal case and plaintiff in a civil matter. She found the experience to be lonely, disempowering and confusing. In a system that prides itself on delivering justice – the whole experience felt unjust. This moment in her life was pivotal – and solidified her passion for helping people navigate the legal system while honoring their well-being. Since launching Hello Divorce in 2017, she has received acclaim from the Legal-Tech industry and beyond. In 2018, she was the Grand Prize winner of Duke University School of

Law’s “Law & Technology Accelerator” and the American Bar Association named her to the prestigious “Women of Legal Tech” list. Recently, she has been featured and/or quoted in various publications in the legal industry and beyond – including Ozy, Brit+Co, Forbes, Mind Body Green, Law Technology Today, Lawyerist, Above the Law, Conscious Company, and San Jose Mercury News.

Presenter

I. Stephanie Boyce

Deputy Vice President of the Law Society of England and Wales

TopicMentoring the Future Leaders in Law: Access, Retention, & Progress


About

I. Stephanie Boyce was admitted as a solicitor in 2002 and has a wealth of experience in corporate governance, regulatory frameworks and professional regulation. Stephanie holds a Master of Laws in public law and global governance from King’s College, University of London.

Stephanie is a Council member of the Law Society of England and Wales representing the Women Lawyers Division, she is the Past Honorary Secretary of the City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society, a solicitor member of the Joint Tribunal Service, a former member of the Law Society’s Council Membership Committee, a former member of the Law Society’s Regulatory Affairs Board, an ex-officio committee member of the Women Lawyers Division and former Chair of the Conduct Committee. As well as holding a number of statutory appointments with her local authority.

Presenter

Mike Whelan Jr.

Attorney, CEO at Lawyer Forward

TopicLawyer Forward: Focusing Your Ideas to Define Your Firm's New Normal


About

Mike Whelan, Jr. is an author and communications strategist for the legal industry. His book, Lawyer Forward: Finding Your Place in the Future of Law, helps lawyers turn self-acceptance into a business model. You can learn more about the book at lawyerforward.com and you can connect with Mike on Twitter and LinkedIn at mikewhelanjr

Presenter

Mitch Jackson

Senior Partner and Founding Attorney of Jackson & Wilson

TopicAmplify Your Legal Firm and Brand with Social Media


About

Mitch Jackson is an award winning California trial lawyer (2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year and 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year) who enjoys combining law, social media and technology to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients’ companies, causes, and professional relationships. International best selling author, marketing and branding expert, Jay Baer, said it best, “You are probably the best in the world at lawyers using social media.”

 

When it comes to social media, Mitch walks his talk. In addition to speaking at Tony Robbin’s Business Mastery Event (2,000+ in the audiences) and being profiled at Inc.com, he’s also an early user of livestreaming (live video) and was named in a Mashable article as one of the top 50 influencers to follow on Snapchat. The ABA Journal included Mitch as one of the top Twitter accounts to follow on Twitter and he was also mentioned as one of the top social media influencers to follow on social media in 2017.

 

In addition to sharing his thoughts on using AR, VR, MR and AI in trial from the stage at the Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans, Mitch has also spoken at the New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Periscope Summits (Summit.live), and Social Media Day San Diego. He has appeared on live video shows with Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, Seth Godin, Peter Diamandis, and Gary Vaynerchuk. His live videos and podcast appearances, interviews and shows, have been watched, listened to and shared by hundreds of thousands.

 

Mitch is a consulting expert in the new book “Shame Nation” by Sue Scheff with the forward by Monica Lewinsky, and also a consulting expert in the California State Bar’s “Effective Introduction of Evidence in California- Chapter 54 Electronic and Social Media Evidence.” He’s been profiled and mentioned in about half a dozen social media marketing books including David Meerman Scott’s best-selling marketing books, “The New Rules of Marketing & PR (5th Edition published in 18 different languages)” and “The New Rules of Sales and Service.”

 

In his book, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media For Business Owners, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs,” Mitch shares his best social media and communication tips, including the advice of 46 other global experts, to help business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs, find success on social media.

Presenter

Nika Kabiri, JD, PhD

Founder and Owner of Kabiri Consulting

TopicLearn How to Make Better Choices with a Real-Life Decision Scientist


About

Nika has spent 20+ years studying how people make decisions in a variety of contexts. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington, where her academic focus was on choice theory and decision-making within constraints. She’s a faculty member at the University of Washington, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Decision Science.
Nika has spent 10+ years working with businesses of all sizes, across all industry categories, helping them drive strategic growth. Her clients have included Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, Oakley, PepsiCo, General Mills, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Seattle Seahawks, VMware, Zillow, Expedia, Smartsheet, and the Sierra Club, just to name a few. She is also an Advisor at Madrona Venture Labs, where she helps startups get their footing.

Nika also has a JD from the University of Texas. She’s contributed to the Huffington Post and Seattle Business Magazine, and has been interviewed by Forbes and Market Watch.

Presenter

Paula Davis-Laack

JD, MAPP


About

Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP, is a former practicing lawyer, speaker, consultant,
media contributor, and a stress and resilience expert who has designed and taught
burnout prevention and resilience workshops to thousands of professionals around
the world.

Paula left her law practice after seven years and earned a master’s degree in applied
positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her post-
graduate training, Paula was selected to be part of the University of Pennsylvania
faculty teaching and training resilience skills to soldiers as part of the Army’s
Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. The Penn team trained
resilience skills to more than 40,000 soldiers and their family members.

Paula will be publishing her first book with the Wharton School Press (University of
Pennsylvania) in March 2021. It will be about burnout prevention using a teams-
based approach. In addition, she will be co-teaching a new reading seminar about
resilience and leadership at Harvard Law School starting with the Spring 2021
semester.

Her expertise has been featured in and on The New York Times, O, The Oprah
Magazine, The Washington Post and in many legal publications. Paula is also a
contributor to Forbes, Fast Company and Psychology Today.

She is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and
consulting firm that partners with law firms, corporate legal departments, and
organizations to help them reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader,
and organizational level (www.stressandresilience.com). You can reach Paula at
paula@stressandresilience.com.

Presenter

Shannon Salter, BA, LLB, LLM

Chair at Civil Resolution Tribunal, Professor of Law, and Board Member at CanLII

TopicThe Future of Courts Online


About

Shannon Salter is the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, Canada’s first online tribunal resolving small claims, condominium disputes, and motor vehicle accident disputes. She is also an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics and professional regulation. She earned her BA and LLB from UBC, and her LLM from the University of Toronto. Ms. Salter was a BC Supreme Court judicial law clerk before practicing civil litigation at a large Vancouver firm. She has served as a vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, vice president of the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals, and on the College of Registered Nurses of BC. Ms. Salter is currently a director of the BC Financial Services Authority, a Law Society of British Columbia disciplinary hearing panel member, board member of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), and a director of Lexum. She is a co-author of the BC Administrative Decision Maker’s Manual, as well as a number of legal journal articles. In 2017, Ms. Salter was named one of the 25 Top Most Influential Lawyers in Canada, and was previously recognized as one of Canada’s New Law Pioneers by the Canadian Bar Association and an Access to Justice All-Star by the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSLAP). She received the Adam Albright award for outstanding teaching by an adjunct professor in 2016. Ms. Salter is also a fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts and a visiting professor at the Sir Zelman Cowan Centre in Victoria University in Melbourne. Ms. Salter is a frequent speaker at international conferences on online dispute resolution, administrative law, legal education, and the future of law and technology.

Presenter

Stanley Tate

Founding Attorney, Tate Esq LLC

TopicStart, Observe, Iterate: Using Automation and No Code Tools to Deliver Rockstar Client Services


About

Stanley Tate is a native of Chicago’s south side obsessed with student loan law and typography. In between watching Being Mary Jane and The Good Wife, reliving his dreams of NBA stardom, and trying (and failing) to cook a perfect pot of rice, he helps clients develop their student loan repayment strategy. His law firm, Tate Esq. LLC offers a variety of student loan debt solutions from eliminating defaults, negotiating settlements, defending lawsuits, lowering monthly payments, and pursuing discharges in bankruptcy.

 

Stanley became a student loan attorney after struggling to find reliable, easy to read information on what to do with his own $100,000 student loan debt after law school. Establishing Tate Esq LLC, he took up a niche practice area and carved out a thriving business. Always iterating, Stanley has taken his practice to the next level by leveraging technology tools, automation, online marketing savvy, and a focus on excellent client service. Stanley has crafted a law practice that works for both him and his clients.

 

Stanley Tate is a sought-out speaker on student loans and presents to government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations. Visit him online at tateesq.com.

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