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Smokeball was founded by technology leaders with more than 20 years of experience in delivering impactful legal technology products. Our leadership continually strives to develop a company, culture, and team that share a profound love for the law and are compelled to help small law firms find success. With offices in Sydney, Australia and Chicago, we’re a growing company of more than 130 strong.

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Productivity. It’s a term that comes up a lot in the professional world, often portrayed as the secret to all business and personal success. There are books, podcasts, social media accounts, and even online courses all dedicated to the goal of increasing your productivity.   But with all of the advice and formulas for unbridled productivity available, how can law firms cut through the noise to find a version of productivity that helps them to be more successful law firms?  At the most basic level, […] The post How should law firms define productivity? appeared first on Smokeball.…
Most state and local courts in the United States have strict deadlines for when law firms must complete specific actions in litigation cases. These deadlines can differ based on court, matter type, judge, and jurisdiction; add to these variables the fact that courts may frequently update or change their guidelines, and staying on top of deadlines for multiple cases becomes a formidable task.   That’s why Smokeball has integrated […] The post Legal software that calculates your deadlines appeared first on Smokeball.…
There are lots of factors to make when selecting essay authors for your college papers. In actuality, the essay writing process is a somewhat complex one and it demands particular focus on the region of the person hiring essay writers.One of the most important considerations when selecting writers to your assignment is the language that […] The post Essay Writers – What You Should Be Aware of appeared first on Smokeball.…
This month marks the first anniversary of when much of the United States moved to work remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The shift to staying home also threw a spotlight on the increasingly high standards for customer service we’ve created in the digital age; how many of us now take for granted having ordered meal delivery through an app or household goods for next-day delivery, and watching first-run movies via a commercial-free streaming […] The post Will COVID be the catalyst for a more customer-centric legal industry? appeared first on Smokeball.…
If you’ve spent time on social media this week, you’ve probably encountered some posts observing International Women’s Day Celebrated on March 8th, International Women’s day is described as “…a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”   Huge strides have been taken towards gender equality since the first […] The post Celebrating women in law while working toward the future appeared first on Smokeball.…
Looking for a job in Chicagoland?  Smokeball is one of the best places to work in Chicago according to Crain’s. The Chicago business publication recently released its best places to work 2021 finalists, and Smokeball again made the list.  While the final rankings of the companies won’t be released until April 9th, the Top 100 […] The post Crain’s Announces Smokeball as One of 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago appeared first on Smokeball.…
The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines is a light at the end of the tunnel for law firms that have been working remotely since the beginning of the pandemic. But despite the challenges of working remotely, firm owners may be thinking twice before making plans for employees to return to the office full time. After all – reduced office costs, hours saved commuting, and the […] The post Three challenges of managing a remote or hybrid law firm, and what you can do about them appeared…
The legal industry has a reputation for long hours and high stress. Attorneys frequently report working longer than a standard 9 to 5 workday, yet studies have shown that the average attorney spends just over two hours each day on billable work.   Those numbers are shocking – how are so many working hours falling into an unbillable black hole? And what can attorneys do instead to make sure […] The post Cut out time spent on unbillable administrative work appeared first on Smokeball.…
Personal injury lawyers know that the legal industry isn’t always the fast-paced courtroom drama shown on television. Law firms spend hours every week on the unglamorous task of gathering documentation for their clients. Medical records, bills, and other documents are essential to the case but hard to track down.  Thanks to Smokeball’s new Global Document Request Report, however, personal injury firms and workers’ compensation attorneys are getting (at least some of) those arduous […] The post Document request reporting for personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms appeared first on Smokeball.…