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Melania here from the Australian Client Experience team. I’m taking a break from tackling your questions to welcome you to the Smokeball community :) I’d love to get to know you all a little better and help break the ice with some easy to answer questions.Whether you’re brand new to Smokeball or a seasoned master of matter management I’d love to hear from you! If you could choose any person, dead or alive to have dinner with, who would it be? If you could live a second life, what career would you have chosen? What is the strangest thing you used to believe as a child? Have a great day!
Cue the confetti cannons—Community just had its 1,000th member join! 🎉 We asked Kimberly Hall, attorney at Law Offices of Kimberly Hall, three quick questions to learn more about our newest valued member. Community is obviously big here at Smokeball. What's a community you're active in outside of this one you just joined? I am very active in my daughter’s school community, which involves being a classroom parent as well as part of the PTA. We think lawyers are superheroes. If you could pick any superpower, what would it be? I would pick the superpower to see into the future. I like to always be prepared. What's one piece of advice you'd give to an attorney just starting out? Do not be afraid to fail and start over. I opened my first firm in 2015. I am starting over and rebranding myself. I would tell another lawyer: fail again and start over. Success is not a straight line.Thanks for sharing @K.B. Hall!How about you? What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new attorney or yo
Hello! I’m Ben and I’ll be your community manager today.Every month I create a new introduction thread to help our amazing members get to know each other a little more. Whether you’re brand new or a regular here, please take a moment to answer my weird and wonderful questions and break the ice. I’m bringing back the Smokeball Community Playlist. Share a song that you’d like others to hear and I’ll add it to the playlist! Who is your favourite author and what book of theirs would you recommend we read first? What is your favorite family holiday tradition?
Request for change to displayed informationSmokeball asked for more info to make sure they understood what I wantedAnd… DONE!Ta da! The “marriage details” now will display the date of separation as well (so, so helpful in easily referencing the length of the marriage and time since separation!)Now, hopefully they will also have the decree date soon (as changing a Pre-Decree matter to a Post-Decree causes it’s own problems) UPDATE: Smokeball DOES now have the ability to change matter types from Pre- to Post-Decree with minimal loss of mapping (employer info & real property details) - but that is minimal and SO HELPFUL instead of using tags… THANK YOU @Josh Hehner for your time & showing me what SB can do!
Another month passes and another Introduction thread appears!This is a place for members old and new to say hello. Take a moment to have some fun, break the ice and share a little about yourself. You can answer any and all of these questions! 1. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?2. Help us find something new to watch. What’s the last great TV show or movie you watched? 3. You’ve just become a finalist in the Miss or Mister Universe Pageant. Congratulations! What unique skill or talent will you show off in the talent round?
Our community is now 3 months old! Wow, that went fast, thanks for stopping by! Here is our third introduce yourself here post. Take a moment to help us get to know you by answering these three questions- it only takes 3 minutes! What is a cause or purpose you deeply believe in? How do you get motivated for a difficult task? If you had a magic button on your desk to bring you whatever you wanted, what would it summon?How to reply Scroll down and click the orange reply button. Can’t reply?If you’re new here and can’t see the reply button- open your inbox and confirm your email first. I look forward to reading your answers!
In such a busy field, it’s important to take time to wind down and enjoy things beyond your jurisdiction. What better way than with a hobby? This space is to share what you’re passionate about outside the office and to connect with others who share your interests. If you volunteer, play sport, dance, exercise, collect, make, or anything else, click reply and share it with us here!
I’m taking the lead this month on the tradition of creating a new conversation each month for members new and old to get to know each other by answering some random questions.Whether you’ve been using Smokeball for years or are brand new here, please feel free to have some fun tackling these questions. Here are your August questions!Have you ever met a famous tv or film or stage lawyer? If not, have you met any other celebrities or anyone famous? What is your favorite category or matter tag you currently use in Smokeball ? Or, if you’re new to tags, what’s one feature you’re finding super handy when using Smokeball? What is your favorite summer food or drink?Also, photo for attention for this post, here is Joel McHale aka Tv Lawyer Jeff Winger from the TV series community. If this isn’t the perfect blend of question no. 1, a lawyer and community based, I don’t know more what could be?
I’m starting a tradition of creating a new conversation each month for members new and old to get to know each other by answering some random questions.Whether you’ve been using Smokeball for years or are brand new here, please feel free to have some fun tackling these questions. Here are your July questions!If you could have any superpower, what would you pick? Are there particular areas of law that you specialise in? What are they? I’m creating a playlist full of favourite songs from our community members (below). Share an artist and song name that’s an old favourite or a new obsession and I’ll add it in! Note: If you signed up to this community via the Smokeball desktop application and you would like to reply via your normal web browser, then you’ll need to create a password here first.
#NAIDOCWeek offers an opportunity for all Australians to recognise and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year to show our support, Smokeball is running two charity drives to provide books and sports equipment for indigenous children across Australia.We would love to hear how your firm is showing support this year! #GetUpStandUpShowUp
Welcome!We’d all like to learn a bit more about who you are and what brings you here to our little community.Every month I’ll start a new thread where members new and old can share a little about themselves. With out further ado- here’s our first round of questions. What was the most recent book or article you read? Where in the world do you hail from? Carlill v the Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. established some interesting legal precedents and also inspired the name of this community and the Smokeball software. Share another interesting, weird or wonderful case here. It doesn’t have to be your own. Mine is Leonard v. Pepsico, Inc.Just hit reply and share your answers! Note: The reply button is at the end of the conversation so far, so you might need to do some scrolling in bigger threads like this one. If you can’t post yet, then please head to your email inbox to confirm your email.
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