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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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It’s never too early to start planning for the unexpected or for expected eventualities of leaving a small firm to a new generation of leadership.  Smokeball’s newest eBook, the “Essential Guide to Law Firm Succession Planning”, outlines why succession planning should start immediately to put a firm in the best position to transition, whenever that […] The post [Free eBook] Essential Guide to Law Firm Succession Planning appeared first on Smokeball.…
Every law firm is required to remain in compliance with the various state, federal, and international regulations that govern their interactions with consumers. But for many small law firms, compliance can presents challenges especially when if they’re relying on manual systems. Fortunately, leveraging the right law practice management software can make staying in compliance a […] The post Struggling With Compliance? Law Practice Management Software Makes It Easier appeared first on Smokeball.…
Every law firm is required to remain in compliance with the various state, federal, and international regulations that govern their interactions with consumers. But for many small law firms, compliance can presents challenges especially when if they’re relying on manual systems. Fortunately, leveraging the right law practice management software can make staying in compliance a […] The post Struggling With Compliance? Law Practice Management Software Makes It Easier appeared first on Smokeball.…
by Josh Taylor Justice Neil Gorsuch joined his liberal colleagues to declare that “[i]n our constitutional order, a vague law is no law at all.”  United States v. Davis, 588 U.S. __ (2019).  That first line of Justice Gorsuch’s majority opinion refers specifically to the federal statute imposing long prison sentences for people using a […] The post SCOTUS Invalidates Portion of Federal “Crimes of Violence” Definition as Too Vague appeared first on Smokeball.…
by Josh Taylor Justice Neil Gorsuch joined his liberal colleagues to declare that “[i]n our constitutional order, a vague law is no law at all.”  United States v. Davis, 588 U.S. __ (2019).  That first line of Justice Gorsuch’s majority opinion refers specifically to the federal statute imposing long prison sentences for people using a […] The post SCOTUS Invalidates Portion of Federal “Crimes of Violence” Definition as Too Vague appeared first on Smokeball.…
by Josh Taylor Justice Neil Gorsuch joined his liberal colleagues to declare that “[i]n our constitutional order, a vague law is no law at all.”  United States v. Davis, 588 U.S. __ (2019).  That first line of Justice Gorsuch’s majority opinion refers specifically to the federal statute imposing long prison sentences for people using a […] The post SCOTUS Invalidates Portion of Federal “Crimes of Violence” Definition as Too Vague appeared first on Smokeball.…
The LEDES (Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard) Oversight Committee (LOC) is a not-for-profit organization of legal industry professionals who are responsible for creating and maintaining open standard formats for e-billing and other information exchanges between corporations and law firms.  This organization was formed in 1995 as an informal group who was tasked with creating a […] The post A Law Firm Guide To LEDES Billing appeared first on Smokeball.…
The LEDES (Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard) Oversight Committee (LOC) is a not-for-profit organization of legal industry professionals who are responsible for creating and maintaining open standard formats for e-billing and other information exchanges between corporations and law firms.  This organization was formed in 1995 as an informal group who was tasked with creating a […] The post A Law Firm Guide To LEDES Billing appeared first on Smokeball.…
The LEDES (Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard) Oversight Committee (LOC) is a not-for-profit organization of legal industry professionals who are responsible for creating and maintaining open standard formats for e-billing and other information exchanges between corporations and law firms.  This organization was formed in 1995 as an informal group who was tasked with creating a […] The post A Law Firm Guide To LEDES Billing appeared first on Smokeball.…
CHICAGO – At the end of May 2019, Illinois became the 11th state, along with D.C., to legalize recreational use of marijuana.  The new law permits adults to buy and possess up to 30 grams of weed for personal use, allows current medical dispensaries to apply for additional dispensary permits for recreational sales, and rolls […] The post Illinois’s New Marijuana Laws Could Mean Much More Expungement Work for Criminal Defense Lawyers appeared first on…