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Automatic Legal Timekeeping and Activity Tracking Software

Smokeball is the only legal software vendor with fully integrated, built-in automatic legal time tracking for lawyers. Stop manually tracking billable hours and spend more time on high-value work.

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Best-In-Class Legal Time-Tracking Software

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Capture every minute of your work with the industry’s best automatic legal time tracking software for attorneys

Smokeball doesn’t just eliminate the burden of manual time tracking, it revolutionizes the way your firm captures its billable hours with legal time tracking software.

  • Automatically track and bill your time

    Dramatically increase your firm’s revenue when you accurately capture your billable tasks. Smokeball legal timekeeping software automatically captures every minute you spend working (whether you’re in our platform, Microsoft Word or Microsoft Outlook), recording specific activity types, and assigning them to the appropriate matter.

  • Never miss a billable minute

    No more guesswork to backfill how you spent your day. No more writing down how you spent your billable time on scraps of paper. And no more harassing associates to turn in timesheets. Fee-earners who use Smokeball legal timekeeping software increase their billable time by 34% on average.

  • Manually add time entries from your phone

    When you’re practicing law on the go, Smokeball's mobile app for iOS and Android makes it easy to keep track of any fees and time entries that normally aren't captured by AutoTime. Keep on top of your billing, no matter where you’re working.

Get paid faster and more accurately with automatic billing entries

Smokeball’s legal timekeeping software automatically populates your billing and invoicing entries so you earn more money faster — without working more hours.

  • Show your clients what you’ve been up to (without manually tracking your efforts)

    More accurate time tracking results in a better client billing experience. Smokeball automatically builds detailed invoices based on the hours we’ve tracked for you, while still giving  control over what's included when  client bills go out. Review entries before sending an invoice to make sure everything’s accurate, add any additional details your clients may need, and delete any non billable time if you don’t choose to auto-bill. After all, it’s your business — run it your way.

  • Request and receive payment with ease

    Clients expect a law firm experience that matches their modern lives. Smokeball’s secure LawPay integration gives you the power to manage online transactions, invoice and accept payments online,  offer payment plans, and ethically manage trust and operating accounts. It’s all managed within Smokeball’s legal timekeeping software.

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Understand where your time and money are going

Smokeball's legal timekeeping software turns all of your work into actionable data. Are you spending too much time on fixed-fee clients? Is your junior associate bogged down by too much casework? Smokeball knows — and has the answers to help your firm grow.

  • Review your staff’s workloads

    Understand each firm member’s productivity without having to stop by their desk. Smokeball legal timekeeping software accurately shows you exactly how many hours each fee-earner spent on each matter. If an associate is spending too long on a menial task, they may need coaching. If another person is billing 90 hours a week, it may be time to redistribute responsibilities.

  • Make smarter business decisions with firm insights

    Smokeball’s legal time-tracking tool, AutoTime, isn’t just great for firms that bill hourly. Fixed-fee firms also benefit from our Law Firm Insights, which help you compare hours worked to fees collected. This report helps you make sure your work literally pays off by understanding how profitable you are, if you need to adjust your fees and whether it’s time to switch to another billing method.

  • Accurately track your firm’s key performance indicators

    Key performance indicators (KPIs), like realization rate and per-matter profitability, are metrics that fuel your law firm’s growth. Smokeball legal time-tracking software for lawyers places the data you need at your fingertips, and brings it all together in our Law Firm Insights reporting. Measure your progress against your goals, and explore your areas of opportunity.

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The time-tracking feature is outstanding. It will pay for Smokeball with its passive time tracking. Gone are the days of trying to track your time manually and forgetting.

Taylor D., Attorney – G2


Why Choose Smokeball Legal Timekeeping Software for Your Law Firm?

We’re the industry's best cloud practice management software for law firms

Smokeball sits atop G2’s rankings of the best legal practice management software. Law firms like yours love our attorney billing software and award-winning client support.

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Billing features that work for your firm

Automatically create professional invoices based on your activity within each matter. Smokeball attorney legal time tracking software also integrates with LawPay credit card processing so you get paid faster.

Our platform works where you do

Our legal timekeeping software is installed locally on your computer and backed up by cloud-based storage. Our cloud-based legal timekeeping software gives you the flexibility you need to complete casework, invoice clients and collect payments from anywhere.

Smokeball works with the tools you already use

Smokeball’s time entries capture all the work you do in Microsoft Word and Office, boosting your timekeeping accuracy.  We start and stop timers all day so you don’t have to.

You’re supported by our dedicated team of experts

More than 50% of our staff are experienced lawyers and legal professionals. From Day 1 to Day 1,000 and beyond, your team benefits from our personalized support.

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Legal billing software

Automated accounting tools help you securely bill for time and collect, faster than ever before.

Automated legal form library

Smokeball comes preloaded with more than 20,000 automated legal forms across all areas of law.

Legal reporting software

Start your day with a clear view of your law firm’s important to-dos and messages.

Legal case management

Ditch paper files. Everything you enter in Smokeball is saved to the related matter.

FAQ about Automatic Legal Time Tracking Software for Lawyers

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What is legal time-tracking software?

Legal time-tracking software inputs, records and categorizes all the client work your fee-earners complete. That data is used to populate bills and inform your KPIs and firm analytics.

Smokeball is different because it’s the only legal time-tracking software that automatically records every minute spent working in our software, or in Microsoft Word and Outlook, to the related client matter. Your firm drastically increases its timekeeping accuracy when legal staff aren’t manually tracking their hours; staff also save time and become more productive.

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How much does Smokeball lawyer time tracking software cost?

Smokeball lawyer time-tracking software starts at $149 per user, per month. Smokeball Prosper, our end-to-end tool for strategic success, gives you access to the full suite of Smokeball features, including document and email automation, Microsoft Office integrations, automatic time and activity tracking and more.

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Can I adjust time entries when approving a bill?

Yes! Smokeball lets you edit every automatic or manual time entry before invoicing your clients. Ensure accuracy, adjust the amount you bill or what you’re billing for, and add details that give clients confidence in your work.

Ready to Boost Your Law Practice?

  • Automatic time tracking lets you bill for time more accurately with a fraction of the effort.

  • Seamless integrations with Microsoft Word and Outlook

  • Our prebuilt library of 20,000+ legal forms

  • Identify business opportunities through powerful insights and reporting

  • Build a healthier, more profitable business every time you use our case management software.

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