Smokeball

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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The Smokeball app for iOS and Android brings Smokeball from your desktop to your pocket, helping you manage your practice whether on the go or in the courtroom. And with our most recent version release, the lawyer app is faster, easier to navigate, and has a sleek new user interface. Practice management software in the […] The post Manage your practice on the go with Smokeball’s new and improved lawyer app for Android and iOS
Law firm managing partners and firm administrators are well aware of the cost of employee turnover. Turnover in the attorney ranks costs between 1.5 and 2 times the annual compensation, while staff turnover costs approximately .75 of one years’ salary. Multiply these very real costs by turnover rates of between 10% (the largest firms) and […] The post Why Do Lawyers Leave Their Firms? Tips To Reduce Employee Turnover appeared first on Smokeball.…
This month, we’re offering a series of blog posts and a free webcast all focusing on simple, actionable strategies firms can put in place to kick start their digital marketing plan. Be sure to check out our previous posts on creating a law firm website and gaining exposure on search engines, and download our webcast, “Attract and Keep Clients: Everything You Need […] The post Unlock the power of social media marketing with attorney thought leadership appeared first on Smokeball.…
Legal analytics is a science founded on the collection, organization, analysis, and reporting of virtually every aspect and input that goes into the practice of law. Beginning with simple time-tracking software in the 1980’s, legal analytics has dramatically expanded. Legal analytics now ranges from sophisticated profitability analyses to applying artificial intelligence, language analytics and cognitive […] The post Legal analytics: to know them is to love them appeared first on Smokeball.…
Law firms are businesses and partners are the owners upon whom the management responsibility falls. As a firm grows, the owners find themselves faced with a myriad of responsibilities in addition to their chosen field of representing clients in legal matters. Lawyers find themselves managing all aspects of a business, oftentimes reluctantly and not very […] The post Administration vs. management – don’t become the office manager appeared first on Smokeball.…
This month, we’re offering a series of blog posts and a free webcast all focusing on simple, actionable strategies firms can put in place to kick start their digital marketing plan. Be sure to check out our previous posts on creating a law firm website and gaining exposure on search engines, and download our webcast, “Attract […] The post Where do clients “come from?” Tips for client acquisition appeared first on Smokeball.…
Your law firm website is a valuable tool for marketing your firm and connecting with potential clients. But for it to be effective, those potential clients need to see it – and that’s where search engines come into play.  A Google search for “personal injury lawyer” or similar is often the first step taken by an individual seeking legal services; and the […] The post Gaining exposure for your law firm on search engines appeared first on Smokeball.…
If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s that the ability to adapt to changing circumstances can be the difference between a business thriving or being left behind. As the legal industry adapts to our “new normal,” Smokeball continues to evolve alongside it. And to ensure that our clients are prepared to handle […] The post Access a free form library with automatic form suite updates appeared first on Smokeball.…
When attorneys are considering the switch to a new case management system, the most common barrier isn’t a feature of the legal software itself – it’s resistance to change. Fear of lost documents and lost time keeps law firms from making a change that could have a huge positive effect on their efficiency and profitability. […] The post Import entire folder structures into Smokeball with a click appeared first on Smokeball.…
Law firms need to be able to access their data fast. When determining next steps in a matter or providing an update to a client, the ability to gather a full overview quickly is paramount. Smokeball has introduced a new feature to improve this process – Matter Activity Timeline.   Matter Activity Timeline helps users to […] The post Matter Activity Timeline ends the need for constant memos appeared first on Smokeball.…