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How to Delete Blank Practice Areas


  • Delete blank Practice Areas that were created in Clio as the result of a Matter import
  • Delete blank Practice Areas


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This is a multi-step process that requires naming the Practice Area, disconnecting it from the  Matter, and then deleting it:

Naming Blank Practice Areas:

  1. Select Settings from the main navigation menu 
  2. Select Practice
  3. Click Practice Areas sub-tab
  4. Click Edit under one of the blank practice areas
  5. Name the Practice Area
  6. Select Save
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 for all blank Practice Areas

Disassociating Existing Practice Areas from Matters:

  1. Select Matters from the main navigation menu
  2. Click Filter on the right side
  3. Under "Practice Area" enter the name assigned to one of the blank Practice areas
  4. Select Apply Filter
  5. You will now see a list of all Matters relating to that practice area
  6. Click Edit next to the Matter name
  7. Delete the contents of the Practice Area field
  8. Select Save Matter

Deleting Practice Areas:

Note: Existing Practice Areas still associated with any Matters must be disassociated prior to being deleted. See Disassociating Existing Practice Areas from Matters if you do not see the Delete link.

  1. Select Settings from the main navigation menu
  2. Click Practice
  3. Click Practice Areas sub-tab
  4. Click the Delete link underneath Practice Area you want to delete
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