Bob Bednarz, Smokeball’s internal and external Training Manager, took to the web to demonstrate a wonderful new partnership and integration between Smokeball and CEB Essential Forms. Below is a quick summary but you can watch the complete presentation here.
The Three Pillars and Mission of Smokeball
The new Smokeball + Essential Forms partnership is directly in line with Smokeball’s core mission: helping lawyers to focus on practicing law, and practicing it more profitably. To achieve this mission, Smokeball focuses on Three Pillars: Productivity, Organization, and Profitability (POP).
Law Firm Challenges in 2018
Achieving the Smokeball mission is often part of a small law firm’s own goals. However, various challenges present daunting hurdles for many. As the vast majority of webinar participants stated, lack of internal efficiency and spending too much time on administrative tasks often cripple POP achievement.
Legal Practice Management Software Helps!
Software tailored for law firms is getting smarter and more specialized; a firm needs a clear picture of what to look for. Keeping up with new practice management features and developments will give a firm the competitive edge in a saturated legal market.
Legal document automation is an essential practice management feature resulting in increased productivity and profitability. Document automation means that the information entered in your software is utilized to populate forms, letters, court pleadings, administrative filings, and much more. It ensures accuracy and efficiency while solidifying standardization across all firm employees. No matter who creates the document, you get the same high-quality result without deviation. Over time, document automation bears incredible fruit. After all, time is a fixed commodity in legal practice; make sure you squeeze the most out of it!
Smokeball now provides not only CEB Essential Forms (and thousands of other automated public documents), but will automate a firm’s unique proprietary documents to begin building out the firm’s private library. Smokeball’s document automation feature overall lets you focus on the CONTENT of documents. For a full demo of Smokeball’s amazing features discussed by Bob, including document automation, click here.
Smokeball and CEB Essential Forms: The Perfect ‘Ware Pair
With document automation as a must for improved productivity and profitability, the advantages of using Smokeball and Essential Forms abound. Elimination of duplicative data entry, organization of all forms in one location, and improvement of internal collaboration make this integration especially exciting. As shared in the presentation, this seamless integration from Smokeball data entry to opening and completing a Judicial Council Form in Essential Forms is something no California lawyer should do without.
Not only is Essential Forms creation with Smokeball a breeze, there are other benefits
- All created documents save right back to the Smokeball central file
- You can go back and make changes to “Previous Forms” library documents
- Local County Forms can be done through Smokeball’s own library; and thus
- There is now ONE PLACE FOR ALL CALIFORNIA FORMS!
Through Smokeball you also have unlimited and secure storage space and can send documents in one fell swoop after creation. Finally, there is internal transparency for the history of document creation and emailing; your whole firm will now be on the same page — literally.
The Bottom Line is Your Bottom Line – Profit
Smokeball firms have seen an 34% average increase in captured time. This is not a fluke, and it’s not by accident. Smokeballautomatic time and activity tracking tracks your only valuable commodity — time itself! By adding Smokeball to your form creation process or for attorneys practicing in California adding Essential Forms to your Smokeball subscription, efficient document creation will jumpstart a profit increase. The evidence is in profit reports through Smokeball’s Law Firm Insights:
Transparent reporting is the final piece to make your firm POP. It will prompt the tough questions: What practice areas are actually making me money? Which clients are actually making me money or are worth my valuable efforts?
Smokeball with Essential Forms will immediately allow your firm to become more productive, organized, and profitable. Watch the full presentation for “Automating Judicial Council Forms with Smokeball.”
Today’s lawyer can’t do it alone; let Smokeball help your firm POP!