Developing on Clio
More than 150,000 legal professionals use Clio to run their legal practices. They come in all sizes, specializing in every field of law, and each one has unique needs. Clio solves many of their biggest problems out of the box–but every legal practice is different. That’s where you come in.
Ways to build as an app developer
There are two main ways of building apps for Clio users,
- Building public apps tailored for a wide audience, with the option to publish it on the Clio App Directory.
- Building private apps using the Clio API to unlock advanced functionality or integrations for either your own practice, or a single client.
Learn more about the different types of app development at Clio.
How to start as a public app developer
Before you start coding, learn more about building public apps for the Clio App Directory from the resources below:
- Apply for a developer account for the region you intend on supporting.
- If you are developing an app that supports multiple regions, you must create a trial account for each region.
- Review and ensure your app idea is in compliance with the Customer data and security guidelines.
Public App Developer Step 1: Build a public app
Apply for a developer account by filling out the developer account application form if you are building a public app.
Once your account has been approved, continue with the building guide to setup your developer environment and start building.
Learn more about the steps for building your app →
Public App Developer Step 2: Launch your app
After you’ve built your app, the next step is to complete the security questionnaire. Once the security review is passed, we will arrange a time for you to demo your integration followed by submitting your listing in the App Directory.
You may also opt to feature your app directly within Clio Manage by integrating with Clio Identity and allow users to SSO (single sign-on) to your app directly from their Clio accounts.
Learn more about the guidelines and steps for launching your app →
Learn more about featuring your app within Clio Manage →
Public App Developer Step 3: Promote
Upon launching your app in the App Directory, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the Clio App Partner Program to access co-marketing, sales, and product support opportunities. A member of our developer partnership team will reach out and work with you to ensure success.
How to start as a private app developer
Private apps are meant to be app built for the specific needs of a single client, or law firm. Some examples of when you'll want to build a private app is when you need to access the Clio API to integrate with another tool to access advanced functionalities, or when you need to migrate data from one account to another.
Learn more about building as a private app developer →
Developer Support and Feedback
Clio takes the availability and stability of our APIs seriously; please report any degradations or breakages to Clio via email to email@example.com.
For business and partnership inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to speak directly with Clio engineering team, you can connect with us at the Clio Developer Slack Channel.
A community driven Clio Developers Stack Overflow Group also exists where you can connect and ask questions from other Clio API users.
We look forward to seeing your creations and creating successful relationships!