A new partnership announced today between the American Bar Association and practice management company Clio gives Clio customers free ABA memberships and ABA members discounts on Clio’s annual plans.

Under the agreement, any Clio customer with an annual subscription can get free one-year membership in the ABA. The offer extends to anyone who purchases a Clio annual subscription by Dec. 31, 2020.

The partnership gives ABA members 10% discount on Clio’s annual plan.

The ABA membership for Clio customers is for both new and returning ABA members. Like all ABA memberships, it includes membership in the ABA’s Law Practice and Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice divisions.

If purchased directly, the cost of an ABA membership ranges from $75 to $450 a year, depending on length of time as a lawyer and type of work. Solos and lawyers in firms of up to five lawyers pay $150 a year.

The memberships also provides access to the ABA’s library of content covering every area of the law, including more than 600 CLE courses and an archive of ethics CLEs.

Also as part of their partnership, the ABA and CLIO are running a toll-free hotline (1-888-484-2685) where legal professionals can seek advice, ask questions and get information on federal stimulus programs and operating a law firm during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hotline is available to all legal professionals Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time. It is monitored by Clio and attorneys from the ABA Innovation Center.

Both Clio and the ABA say this partnership is a step in their commitments to support the legal community through the challenges brought on by COVID-19.

In March, the ABA announced the creation of the Task Force on Legal Needs Arising Out of the 2020 Pandemic, while Clio announced a $1 million legal relief initiative designed to help lawyers adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.