Digital Document Solutions That Actually Work

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In the age of digital-everything, you’ve probably heard that all of your client records and documents need to be online, and they should. But sometimes the prospect of actually getting them from the file cabinet to a hard drive can be overwhelming.

Fortunately, Smokeball is a document management solution that actually works, and is incredibly easy to implement and use. With one-of-a-kind features including Microsoft Word and contact communications integration, Smokeball’s document management system streamlines workflow specifically for small law firms, making communication between clients and colleagues easier than ever.
Document Drafting & Document Automation
Document management and organization on a single machine is one thing, but for organization across an entire firm, you need a cloud-based document automation tool. Smokeball offers a solution that connects all your employees, allowing access to authorized users at any time, from any place. Use it to improve your communications and your productivity.

Your firm can also, when appropriate, benefit from tools for real-time collaborative document creation with tools such as Hackpad and Google Drive. Both allow for multiple people to view and edit a document at the same time. These features are especially pertinent for firms that have remote employees or lawyers often travel for client work. These cloud-based solutions can be used to share spreadsheets, slide presentations and more, as well as text-based documents.

Is your firm making the most of available digital tools? If you aren’t, you may be left behind. Law firms are finding that digital tools offer efficiency and organization in a host of new ways. They are also changing client expectations. Clients now look for documents to be readily available, on their schedules.

The only way to prepare your firm’s response evolving client needs is to make the transition to an organized, easily accessible digital document management system. Try Smokeball; use in combination with other digital collaboration tools and see your firm’s productivity

By |November 4th, 2014|

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.