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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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
Continue Reading How should law firms define productivity?

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
Continue Reading Legal software that calculates your deadlines

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
Continue Reading Will COVID be the catalyst for a more customer-centric legal industry?

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
Continue Reading Celebrating women in law while working toward the future

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
Continue Reading Three challenges of managing a remote or hybrid law firm, and what you can do about them