Smokeball Employee Spotlight: Eunbin Rii

//Smokeball Employee Spotlight: Eunbin Rii

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 some time out to acknowledge and appreciate the employees who are making great things happen behind the scenes at Smokeball. Smokeball Employee Spotlight: Eunbin Rii | Smokeball

Q: What is your name?

A: My full name is Eunbin Rii, but I go by “Bin”

Q: Where are you from?

A: I grew up in the Vernon Hills, a northern suburb of Chicago. I currently live in the South Loop.

Q: How long have you been working for Smokeball? What is your job title?

A: I’ve been with Smokeball for one year. My job title is Counsel/Legal Research Manager.

Q: What did you do before joining Smokeball? Do you have a legal or tech background?

A: I have both a legal and tech background. Before joining Smokeball, I was litigation counsel for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission prosecuting attorneys for professional misconduct. I also did criminal defense work in Ohio. Before I became an attorney, I was an IT consultant as a programmer and network administrator for several years.

Q: What does your “typical” day look like?

A: My typical day involves designing, researching, and reviewing matter type specifications for new and existing practice areas. I also answer questions for our sales and onboarding teams about client matters or practice areas they might not be familiar with.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Smokeball?

A: I work with smart, witty, fun, and hardworking people that genuinely care about our clients and the success of our business. We are all passionate about helping our client improve their practice and quality of life.

Q: What is your silliest memory at Smokeball?

A: Silly and funny moments happen all the time at Smokeball! I do recall putting on a red clown nose and juggling baseballs in the office with our Talent Manager, Mike Smith.   

Q: Describe your favorite team outing.

A: Last summer, we had an outing to see the Australian South Sydney Rabbitohs play against the USA Eagles at Soldier Field. Rabbitohs won 47-10.

Q: What is the most fun t-shirt you own?

A: I have a t-shirt that says: “Dear Karma, I have a list of people you missed.”

Q: What is your favorite 3 pm snack?

A: I usually get a latte or flat white. It’s just enough coffee to get me through the afternoon.

By |March 29th, 2016|

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.