Innovate Legal Online:
Developing a Strong Workday Mindset

A virtual meetup to help you maintain balance and
improve habits during unprecedented times.

Learn to foster a more positive mindset and make your days more successful

Join this mindset-oriented session on May 13, 2020, as part of our series of Innovate Legal May Meetups featuring best practices, tools, advice, and networking to help your firm navigate the COVID-19 crisis and emerge stronger on the other side.

Leading this meetup is a panel of experienced legal and tech professionals who will share advice on how to navigate through distractions and decreased motivation to develop a strong workday mindset while working from home. The session will be moderated by Rio Peterson (a.k.a. “Rio from Clio”), Clio’s Affinity Programs Manager and a mother of two. The panel will include Drew Amoroso, Founder of Due Course, and Jennifer Lane Downs, CEO & Founder of AggregateLaw.

This meetup will also include a Q&A session where participants can ask questions and share their own experiences and tips; opportunities for peer networking via the live chat platform; and the chance to win a Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanner.

Meetup Overview

  • A virtual platform for learning and engagement among legal professionals
  • Hosted by Clio’s Affinity Team, featuring panelists Drew Amoros and Jennifer Lane Downs
  • Duration: 1 hour (30 minutes of panel discussion + 30 minutes of Q&A and networking)

Watch the replay of this Workday Mindset Meetup



Drew Amoroso| Founder, DueCourse

Drew Amoroso is an attorney, public speaker and founder of DueCourse, a mobile application that helps professionals strengthen their workday mindset and show up at their best at work. He's also the host of the Workday Mindset Podcast, available on iTunes and Spotify, and a lecturer at several Bay Area law schools.

jennifer downs

Jennifer Lane Downs| CEO & Founder AggregateLaw

Jennifer is an entrepreneur, small business owner, mom and partner. She shows up in these roles (among others!) every day in differing amounts and suspects that there may be some magic to acknowledging all the roles we play and presenting a more realistic and whole version of ourselves to the world. Jennifer is particularly interested in helping nurture small businesses, working to keep them healthy, productive and successful. Specifically, Jennifer works as Business Manager for Downs Law, a small law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a co-founder of Atlanta Legal Tech, a community for tech-curious and forward-thinking legal teams. She also has an ongoing passion for wholeness and health - both on the individual level and for small businesses.

Meet the Panel

Joshua Lenon

Hosted by Nefra MacDonald | Affinity Programs Manager, Clio

Nefra MacDonald is the Affinity Programs Manager at Clio. Having worked in legal for nearly a decade, Nefra understands the pain points that affect legal professionals, and she uses her experience to help lawyers streamline processes and run better businesses. A graduate of the University of Miami, Nefra is a passionate speaker about legal technology, attorney health and wellness, and other topics relevant to legal professionals.


Erin Gerstenzang | Founder, EHG Law

Erin Gerstenzang founded EHG Law Firm, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. She provides client-centered legal services to clients facing drug and alcohol-related criminal offenses, and subscription legal services to new hemp businesses in Georgia. She was honored by Fastcase 50 in 2018 and recognized by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center as one of the honorees of the Women in Legal Tech 2019. She is on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and she co-founded She serves on the board of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Foundation, and she was a recipient of their GAWL Visionary Award in 2019. She chairs the Judicial Recommendation Committee of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and is on their long-range planning committee and was the recipient of the President’s Award in January 2020. She also serves on the State Bar of Georgia's Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee.

Patrick Palace

Patrick Palace | Owner, Palace Law 

Patrick Palace is the owner of Palace Law, a firm of workers' compensation and personal injury attorneys. He is and has been a partner in a number of joint ventures with tech companies developing new tools for lawyers. Since 2016, Palace Law has been recognized by the Lawfirm 500 as one of the top 100 firms nationwide for its growth and innovation. Patrick was the first recipient of the “Service to the Legal Profession Award”, and has been chosen by the “National Trial Lawyers” as one of the Nation’s Top 100 trial lawyers. He was also named as one of the “Top Attorneys in Washington.”

Our panel

Joshua Lenon

Joshua Lenon | Lawyer in Residence, Clio

A New York-admitted attorney, Joshua provides legal scholarship to Clio on issues relating to technology, privacy, and lawyers’ ethical duties of competency.

Michelle Blankenship Jordan

Leon Carelli | Chief Technology Officer, Locks Law Firm

Leon Carelli manages varying forensic, eDiscovery, and information technology needs for Locks Law Firm. He also oversees the firm's litigation support department and coordinates projects involving data analytics.

William Large

William Large| Partner, Cara Stone

For more than 20 years, Large has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the United States on matters such as antitrust, environmental pollution, and securities. He served as a Member of Lead Counsel team and Chairman for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee Discovery Group during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation.

Will Delgado

Will Delgado| Partner, Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP

Will’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, class actions, and complex business litigation. An expert in developing areas of law, Will frequently litigates and lectures on issues of first impression throughout the United States.

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Rio from Clio
Affinity Programs Manager, Clio

Rio Peterson is the Affinity Programs Coordinator at Clio. She initially joined Clio in 2017 as a member of Clio’s award-winning Customer Support team and gained an in-depth knowledge of Clio’s products and customers. Now, Rio works to build flourishing relationships with legal associations across the United States and Canada, and she works passionately to educate lawyers on the importance of using data to build better practices and drive the legal industry forward.

Clio is made by smart, creative people who want to help 21st century lawyers work better, smarter, faster.


Doug Edmunds

Principal, DBE Technology Consulting

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