Smokeball Blog

G2 asked, and Smokeball’s satisfied users delivered! We’re proud to have received more than 25 wins in four categories – Legal Practice Management, Legal Case Management, Legal Billing and Document Drafting Solution – in the G2 Fall Reports 2021 reports.Other awards include:Best Results and Users Most Likely to Recommend for Small Business Legal BillingBest Usability […] The post Smokeball Recognized as a Leader in G2’s Fall 2021 Reports appeared first on Smokeball.…
Technology can be a double-edged sword when it comes to your clients. When there’s good news to share, you can reach out in an instant. If you need more details for a case, your client is just a click away. But just because clients can contact you at any time doesn’t mean they should. […] The post Setting Communication Boundaries for Healthy Client Relationships appeared first on Smokeball.…
Of all the workplace mental health buzzwords in the headlines today, burnout is among the most nebulous. It’s not a medical term, like anxiety or depression, instead falling under the heading of “I know it when I see it.” And Americans are seeing it. More than half (52%) of respondents in Indeed’s Employee Burnout […] The post Burnout: How to recognize it, and how to manage it with the help of Smokeball appeared first on…
So you’ve set up your internal and client-facing plan for PTO and activated your out of office notification. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to ditch your pesky smartphone. Nearly all lawyers (93%) say they use their smartphones for law-related tasks outside the office — a tough habit to break when you’re on vacation, […] The post Tech Tips That Actually Help You Disconnect During Non-work Hours appeared first on Smokeball.…
Members of the legal profession aren’t known for their willingness to take time off. While around 40% of lawyers have unlimited PTO, and the average associate has about 20 days of PTO, only 31% use all their vacation days. And those “days off” likely still find lawyers tethered to their smartphones or laptops. Enter […] The post How to Use PTO to Boost Your Mental Health — Even During COVID-19 appeared first on Smokeball.…
What are some of the trends in family law over the past three years? What are some more common roadblocks a family law attorney might face when taking on a case? Smokeball delved into these topics and more during our August webinar, “Trends, Bottlenecks & Breakthroughs in Family Law.” Our panel of speakers, including […] The post Trends, Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs in Family Law appeared first on Smokeball.…
After nearly 18 months of working from home offices and kitchen tables, it has become clear that remote work is a new reality for the legal profession.   Yes, lawyers are returning to the office at a higher rate than many other professionals — as of August, occupancy rates for law firms are back up […] The post September is Healthy Remote Lawyer Month at Smokeball appeared first on Smokeball.…
Building a book of good clients is essential. Keeping those clients happy and referring others is even more critical. Yet, with today’s ever-increasing challenges, constant fluctuations and the overpowering need to be everywhere all the time, how do you keep satisfied customers? Here are 8 easy steps that you can start today. 1. […] The post Happy Clients – 8 Easy Steps You Can Start Today appeared first on Smokeball.…
This is part three of a three-part series. My goal in this series has been to provide you some simple steps to grow your small law firm. Law school taught me how to be a good attorney but neglected to show me how to actually make my business successful. One thing that all lawyers […] The post 3 Simple Steps for Running a Successful Law Firm – Workflows as Best Practices appeared first on Smokeball
We are excited to announce that we have received over twenty wins in four categories – Legal Practice Management, Legal Case Management, Legal Billing and Document Drafting Solution – in the G2 Summer 2021 reports. Our other awards included: Best Usability for Legal Practice Management, Legal Billing, Small Business Legal Practice Management and Small Business […] The post Smokeball is Recognized as a Leader in G2’s Summer 2021 Reports appeared first on Smokeball.…