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  • Smokeball is the only complete case management software that automatically tracks your time and activity for you, which is why attorneys who use Smokeball increase billable hours by over 30% on average. Discover why the most profitable small law firms use Smokeball case management software.

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  • Is your law firm ready to diversify its legal services? Expanding to a new practice area can be professionally rewarding and financially profitable. But there are a few things you should do if you want to diversify and serve all your clients well. Reach Competence If you don’t have experience in a practice area, you […] The post Law Firm Management: How to Expand to a New Practice Area appeared fi...

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  • Smokeball is featured on the most recent podcast on Lawyerist.com featuring Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street. You should listen to this podcast to learn how you can do two things to improve your law firm marketing using a data-driven system. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Glover, the founder of the Lawyerist.com, talking […] The post Smokeball Featured on Lawyerist Podcast appeared first o...

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  • I want to thank all those who attended our free webinar on “How To: Avoid e-Filing Pitfalls.” We had an amazing turnout and I’m delighted that we could offer useful and practical education to our legal community. E-Filing is scary for a lot of attorneys and we covered several topics to make the transition easier. […] The post How To: Avoid e-Filing Pitalls [Webinar Recap] appeared first on Smokeba...

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  • Whether you’re starting a new law firm or expanding, analyzing the costs and benefits of taking on new staff can help keep you on track financially. Let’s take a look at a few best practices for costs/benefits analysis. Brainstorm Costs Before you commit to hiring new staff, you should brainstorm the costs of doing so. […] The post Things to Consider Before a New Hire appeared first on Smokeball L...

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  • When the family gathered together for Thanksgiving, my mother-in-law told me that someone had hacked her email account (I always regret getting her an iPad and an email account). The funny thing about family gatherings is that if you are the lawyer in the family everyone expects you to know everything about the law. If […] The post Tips on Keeping Your Passwords Secure appeared first on Smokeball ...

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  • Data Analytics for Small Law Firms: Part 1: KPI’s Everywhere you look data drives the world. Organizations and businesses collect enormous volumes of data and then analyze them for competitive advantages. It’s all about how we manage the data, integrate data, store data, access data, and leverage data. Data analytics for small law firms is […] The post Data Analytics for Small Law Firms appeared f...

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  • Do you have a disaster recovery and business continuity plan for your firm? In 2017, natural disasters caused over $15 billion in damages in the United States according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hurricanes have devastated areas in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Wildfires in northern California and currently in southern California have […] The post Are You Prepared fo...

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  • Most new law firms are pretty frugal with their money—they’re watching every dime they spend so that they can stay in business and be prepared for the lean times. But despite this trend towards frugality, there are a few common money and budgeting mistakes that new law firms make. Spending Too Little Just like with […] The post Law Firm Basics: Budgeting and Money Mistakes New Law Firms Make appea...

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  • Engaging with new clients is challenging because it can take a lot of effort to turn a potential client into a fee paying client. But one of the best ways to get clients to hire your law firm is to create a sense of urgency. Here’s how: Understanding Their Problem Sometimes potential clients will come […] The post Law Firm Profits: How To Create A Sense of Urgency In New Clients appeared first on ...

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  • 2017 has been an amazing year for Smokeball and we want to thank our clients for helping us deliver the best legal practice management solution in the market. Smokeball has empowered our clients to focus on what they do best – practice law. Don’t believe us? Take a look at how we did in 2017 […] The post Smokeball – 2017 Year in Review appeared first on Smokeball Legal Practice Management Software...

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  • Most law firms don’t like change but what if change, specifically innovation, was the key to making more profits and staying ahead of your competitors? Law firms that encourage innovation amongst their associates and support staff can generate solutions and improvements faster than more conservative law firms. Just imagine if your employees felt that they […] The post Law Firm Innovation: How to M...

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  • Are you stressing out about getting your invoices out on time? Are you a small law firm owner that bills hourly? If you are, you know that your firm doesn’t get paid if invoices are not sent out timely. With no cash flow, how will you pay your staff? They are depending on you. You […] The post Invoice Fast to Last appeared first on Smokeball Legal Practice Management Software.

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  • In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, attorney Atticus Finch accepted nuts from Mr. Cunningham as payment for legal services. If you can be paid in nuts for legal work, can you be paid in Bitcoins? One jurisdiction answered that question. You’ve probably heard or seen “Bitcoin” in the news recently about it’s value being […] The post Can You Take Bitcoin For Legal Fees? appeared first on Smokebal...

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  • It’s the start of a new month and a perfect time to look back and see how your firm performed. There are several factors in measuring your firm’s success, but here are three stats everyone should be measuring: How many new cases/matters did you have? Who referred the new matters to you? Which practice area […] The post How Well Did Your Law Firm Do Last Month? appeared first on Smokeball Legal Pra...

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  • Under the law, paralegals are prohibited from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law. Violating this prohibition can result in fines and imprisonment. It’s important that law firms who have paralegals on staff carefully monitor their activities so that they don’t fall afoul of the law. Allowing your paralegals to engage in the unauthorized practice […] The post How Can Paralegals Avoid Engag...

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  • Social media is constantly evolving, and it seems like every year there’s at least one new social media platform to discover. Well, Instagram, which has been around since 2010, is a great way for law firms to promote their business with videos and photos. But there are a few best practices you should follow if […] The post Law Firm Marketing: Tips for Using Instagram to Promote Your Law Firm appea...

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