Become a Superstar Paralegal by Mastering Case Management

//Become a Superstar Paralegal by Mastering Case Management

No matter how many new tricks you learn, case management takes time–especially at a small law firm. But with the proper software in place, it can be much more efficient. Here are three ways Smokeball can help you master case management and become a superstar paralegal.

Smokeball can be your personal assistant

Transforming into a superstar requires a little help from behind the scenes. Smokeball can act as your own personal assistant, helping you perform at your peak and stay on track in your work. Since law firm staff can waste up to six weeks a year searching for lost documents, a clear document management system is crucial. Don’t leave yours up to chance. Instead, put a document management system in place that streamlines your work and makes you look good.

Smokeball can keep track of your fans

With Smokeball’s case management software, you’ll never lose track of a client’s information, and can access it from anywhere, including your smart phone. The best part? All of the information you include in a contact’s record, from names to specific matter-related details, can be automatically inserted into your forms and contracts via Smokeball’s document automation tools. Superstars don’t waste time using find and replace to complete forms, and you shouldn’t either.

Smokeball can manage your email

As a superstar paralegal, it is crucial to manage your correspondence strategically, making sure every email is responded to promptly and accurately. Smokeball makes email management simple by providing an organized record of every instance of correspondence with each specific client. By managing email, phone calls and any related correspondence all from one platform, you’ll ensure that your clients get the attention and care they deserve.

With Smokeball, becoming a superstar paralegal doesn’t require countless rehearsals. It simply requires systems and strategies that help you work smarter, not harder … To learn more about how Smokeball’s features can help you achieve superstar paralegal status, register for our free Certified Smokeball Paralegal Program and improve your case management skills.


By |November 3rd, 2015|

About the Author:

For years, Josh has helped lawyers become more organized, productive, and profitable. A trained litigator, Josh came to Smokeball from a large east-coast law firm where his practice focused on franchise, insurance, marine, and general litigation. His work with Smokeball, and his continued passion for what he does each day, is driven by a desire to help lawyers and their staff do better in every way. Knowing well the stress and strain put on today’s legal professional, he regularly focuses on improving work and life in the law. He has traveled the country working with and learning from lawyers and their staff. Josh speaks regularly to bar associations about successful law firm practices and other legal topics. Recent notable engagements have been with the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. In addition to his work at Smokeball, Josh serves on the Writing Resource Center staff at The John Marshall Law School. Besides legal technology, his research interests include judicial decision-making, jury decision-making and psychology, and legal writing. He has written and overseen research exploring causal effects of sex/gender on federal appellate court decision-making, and assisted with research for a forthcoming textbook on judicial decision-making. Additionally, Josh sits on the Board of Directors of Chicago-based Community Activism Law Alliance and on the Board of Directors of Chicago Fringe Opera Company. Josh holds his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Wash. U. Law Review, held the prestigious Thompson Coburn Research Fellowship, served as Research Assistant to then-Vice-Dean (now Chancellor) Andrew D. Martin, and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.M. in Music Performance with Honors Scholar distinction from the University of Connecticut, making him a Huskies basketball fan through and through. Follow Josh’s activity on LinkedIn, and keep up with new articles on the Smokeball Blog.