Attorneys spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with their email. Attaching PDFs, receiving documents that have to be attached to case files, forwarding documents to others in your office—all of these take time and increase the possibility of errors. Smokeball helps you automate your email process.
When you send an email from within Smokeball, it integrates with Microsoft Outlook while at the same time making sure your email is stored in the proper matter file. Better still, it will automatically file all replies and forwards after that initial email. It converts your attachments to PDFs for easy case storage and retrieval. It can also combine multiple documents into one PDF, so you’re not juggling several email attachments.
Smokeball also gives you an inbox for each matter so you can see all emails—no matter who they are from—that relate to your file, as well as all emails any of your staff have sent. Finally, when you’re out of the office, just open the Smokeball app to see what emails have been sent by others and make sure your case is moving forward.
How to Get It
Smokeball costs $69 per month per user. With that price, you receive unlimited cloud storage, Microsoft Word and Outlook integration, and Smokeball’s mobile apps. There is also a one-time onboarding fee of $300 per user in which you’ll work with a dedicated account manager. During onboarding, Smokeball will train you on the use of the program, help you configure matters, and automate your most commonly used forms.