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Positioning your Small Law Firm for Growth

Jane Oxley

The time has come–you’re ready to start growing your small law firm. Maybe you’re making the move to add to your solo practice, or you’re looking to make your small […]

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Attorney Spotlight: Barry Kaufman

Jane Oxley

When Barry Kaufman started his solo family law practice, Kaufman Law Office, in 2005, he was relatively new to the legal profession, with only five years of law experience under his belt. […]

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7 Organization & Time Management Tips

Jane Oxley

Organization is crucial to your small law firm’s success. Studies show that executives waste as many as six weeks a year searching for lost items and information, and if you’re […]

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How Activity Intelligence Helps Save Your Firm Time

Jane Oxley

Let’s be honest here, how many times have you sat at your desk trying to remember what you did for the week? In any industry it is important to always […]

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The Importance of Having a Virtual Assistant

Jane Oxley

As an attorney your day is scheduled down to the minute. There is typically little to no room for any small tasks, even one as simple as scheduling a meeting. […]

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3 Considerations When Starting Your Personal Injury Firm

Jane Oxley

Starting (and maintaining) a successful legal practice may be one of the most challenging feats you accomplish in your legal career. While your smashing success in law school and early […]

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CALA Update: Smokeball Saves the Day With Its Recent Improvements

Jane Oxley

It’s been almost 10 months since we first announced our partnership with the Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA), and we are excited to bring you this update from CALA Executive Director, […]

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Scaling Your Law Firm | Smokeball

Three Ways Tracking Metrics Can Help Your Small Law Firm Scale

Jane Oxley

Taking the leap to scale your business is a huge decision for any small law firm owner. Not only do you need to have a strong grasp on the resources […]

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The Hidden Costs of Poor Activity Tracking Habits

Jane Oxley

At the end of the week do you often look back and wonder what in the world you and your team members spent your 40+ working hours on? If so, […]

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Stop Doing These Things to Maximize Productivity at Your Small Law Firm

Jane Oxley

Your small law firm regularly operates on tight deadlines to ensure tasks and cases are completed on time and on budget. Keeping up with all the deadlines and competing demands […]

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Three Metrics Every Small Law Firm Should Track Monthly

Jane Oxley

If you’re like many small law firm owners, you consider yourself an attorney first and a businessperson second. But if you want your firm to not just survive, but to […]

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Smokeball Employee Spotlight: Eunbin Rii

Jane Oxley

March has been an incredibly busy month here at Smokeball. Now that the ABA TECHSHOW is behind us and the launch of Activity Intelligence is humming along smoothly, we’re taking […]

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Daily Business Development Habits All Lawyers Should Implement

Jane Oxley

Let’s face it. Business development takes time. But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as you might assume. Implementing a strong business development strategy […]

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Introducing Activity Intelligence: The Next Generation of Activity Reporting

Jane Oxley

Keeping track of how you spend your day can be tough, especially as you balance multiple clients, each with competing priorities. Many attorneys report spending hours each week documenting their […]

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Three Underutilized Networking Strategies for Attorneys

Jane Oxley

Networking is a critical part of running a small law firm. As is true in many professions, building a client base is as much about who you know as it […]

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A Digital File For Every Matter

Smokeball Case Management Open Demo

Jane Oxley

Is your small law firm ready for its best year yet? Are you ready to master productivity and organization once and for all? We’re here to help. Smokeball’s powerful case […]

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Smokeball Case Study: Stecklein & Rapp

Jane Oxley

Here at Smokeball, there’s nothing we love better than a story with a happy ending–and there are few that end happier than the story about small law firm Stecklein & […]

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Microsoft Outlook and Word Integration

Jane Oxley

Keeping up with disorganized client communication and generating documents can put a strain on your small law firm’s productivity. If you could cut these tasks from your to-do list entirely, […]

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How Keeping Track of Your Matters Contributes to Client Satisfaction

Jane Oxley

Happy clients are the force that keep your small law firm turning. But disorganized matters can throw your law firm’s productivity off balance and with it, your clients’ happiness. Here’s […]

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Case Management for Every Little Detail

Jane Oxley

Every small law firm knows success is all in the details. However, when you’re battling hefty caseloads pressing deadlines, keeping track of each and every little detail your matters can […]

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Keeping Client Privacy Under Lock and Key

Jane Oxley

Handling confidential client data is part of everyday life at a small law firm. Social security numbers, financial statements and other sensitive information is often filed away and forgotten about […]

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Quick, Easy and Unconventional Ways to Stay in Touch with Clients

Jane Oxley

Every healthy relationship is based on communication, communication, communication! Client relationships should be no different. Here are three quick, easy and unconventional ways to stay in touch with clients and […]

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A Digital File For Every Matter

Smokeball Case Management Open Demo

Jane Oxley

Is your small law firm ready for its best year yet? Are you ready to master productivity and organization once and for all? We’re here to help. Smokeball’s powerful case […]

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Smokeball Employee Spotlight: Angie Wilde

Jane Oxley

One of our New Year’s resolutions here at Smokeball is to spotlight some of our talented (and fun!) team members who help make Smokeball such an amazing place to work. […]

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How to Write Job Descriptions for Your Firm

Jane Oxley

Writing a compelling job description is a crucial step in landing top talent for your small law firm. Only a few well-chosen paragraphs ultimately stand between you and your first […]

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