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By Josh Taylor This article was originally published on Attorney At Work. “Write well. Your career depends on it.” Those words are etched all around our Writing Resource Center offices at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The mantra is so simple it’s almost forgettable, especially to those of us long removed from the halls […] The post Honing Legal Writing Skills: Passive Voice and Parentheticals appeared first on Smokeball.…
Smokeball is thrilled to announce that development is complete for three exciting new layouts affecting the Custody, Support & Visitation, Pre Decree, Post Decree, and Parentage family law matter types in the following states: IL, CA, NY, PA, GA, and FL. These new layouts are the result of a year-long project by Smokeball’s team to […] The post Smokeball Makes Upgrades for Family Law Firms! appeared first on Smokeball.…
This is the first in a series of posts tailored to personal injury firms seeking the right software to improve their profitability and productivity. Personal Injury lawyers wear many hats; they serve as the confidant, the counselor, and the advocate for people in crisis due to accidents, negligence or malicious harm. As a result, the […] The post Personal Injury Success Series: Choosing the Right Software appeared first on Smokeball.…
“Being a lawyer runs in the family.  My father is an attorney, my mother is an attorney, cousin, sister, brother, everybody is an attorney essentially.” That’s how second-generation personal injury trial attorney Robert Curcio, better known as R.J., describes his almost fated path to taking the mantle at his family’s Chicago-based personal injury practice.  Today, […] The post Curcio Law Offices: A Smokeball Personal Injury Firm That’s All In The Family appeared first on Smokeball
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.…