State of the Law 2023: The Great Automation

State of the Law 2023: The Great Automation

A Smokeball exclusive survey

It’s hard to believe, but here we are — at the start of 2023.

After surveying 200 law firms with under 50 staff members, the Smokeball team is in awe of how rapidly the legal community has adopted new ways to attract and serve clients since the pandemic began in 2020. In three short years, the legal landscape shifted dramatically: legal professionals have learned how to work from anywhere, provide clients with the same (or better) levels of service remotely, and run their law firms as efficient, profitable businesses. 

And there’s one common denominator that has made all of this change possible: technology. From time-keeping software that tracks billable hours to document management platforms that help us draft and send necessary forms, legal professionals are no longer tentatively dipping their toes in the tech waters. They’re diving in head first, embracing the solutions that will help them work smarter and more efficiently in this new world we’re living in. 

But, there is still a long road ahead to harness the true power of adopted technology. The next era will focus on streamlining: unifying systems to improve law firms’ workflows, increase profits, and better support client relationships. 

This free report includes insights on: :

  • How the Covid-19 pandemic, the Great Resignation, and the recession have impacted how firms operate both culture and client services
  • How consumer expectations have shifted and what successful client relationships look like in 2023 and beyond
  • Why the rapid adoption of technology, while notable, hasn’t provided the benefits needed to improve ROI, business, and quality of relationships and work
  • How to assess and implement technology for the highest impact and success
  • A look ahead: how to guide the transition through technological adoption and automation to experience impactful positive results for your law firm.

Smokeball is your partner to drive your law firm into the future. As the industry’s leading cloud-based legal practice management software, Smokeball empowers you to run your firm specific to your area of law. Our platform gives you all the insights and tools you need to work smarter, not harder: automatic time tracking and invoicing, streamlined workflows for your specific practice area, a library of over 20,000 standard legal forms and documents, and actionable reports that summarize your firm’s activities and highlight areas of opportunity.

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