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Hey there, Smokeball community!Are you ready for a new introductions thread? I hope so, because it's about time we got to know each other a little better.We've got some fun questions for you to answer, so let's break the ice and get started: Have you ever had something happen to you that was bad in the moment, but turned out to be for the best? We all have those moments where we think the world is ending, but sometimes they end up being blessings in disguise. Share your story with us! Let's create a bucket list for foodies in the community! What's one restaurant or eatery in your hometown or on your travels that provided you with the best meal you've ever eaten? Okay, here's a controversial one: what's one thing or concoction that you like eating, but other people just can't stand? We won't judge you, promise. In fact, we might just discover some new taste sensations thanks to your suggestions. So there you have it, three questions to help us get to know each other a little better.
Many of you are part of firms or initiatives that I know contribute significantly to our communities. However, these impactful efforts often remain unsung. Let's change that.Spotlight the initiatives you’re a part of here so we can all help to spread awareness, celebrate, and share options for others who wish to get involved.Whether you're with a firm or an individual championing a low-bono, pro-bono, or social cause, this is your opportunity to share. By doing so, you not only shine a light on your work but also inspire others to join or support you.Here are two questions to kick-start our conversation:What social cause do you contribute your legal skills to, and why is it important to you? How can others get involved or support your cause?Let's share, celebrate, and grow our community impact together!
It’s high time for a new introductions thread. Each month we create a new post to help members new and old get to know each other with some simple questions. They're designed to take less than 5 minutes to answer. Personally, I always find the answers very informative. Help us break the ice and get to know you a little better:1. What is one fiction book that you recommend everyone adds to their reading list? 2. If all goes to plan-where do you see yourself in 5 years time? 3. Everyone is talking about AI these days. Do you think AI will be a help or a hindrance to the legal profession?
As is tradition- each month I ask members new and old to introduce themselves by answering a few simple questions. Here’s our questions for February: How long have you been working in the legal sector and what inspired you to start? What historical case would you see in person and why? You’ve been given a time machine, it can only travel to courts, tribunals or similar places. What would you travel to see? For me it would be Lincoln’s first ever case. I’d love to see him in his early days, before he rose to greatness. More income or more free time? Choose one: Work exactly as much as you do now, but earn twice as much incomeor Work half as much for but earn the same income you earn now in that time?
Chocolate and flowers are great, but why not give the Valentine’s Day gift that lasts a lifetime: exceptional legal practice management software.Okay, gifting your dearly beloved legal software might not be the most conventional idea,* but we do know sharing is caring.Starting today through April 30, refer a colleague, friend, or even your Valentine, and you’ll both get Amazon gift cards ($400 for you / $200 for them) when they sign up for Smokeball.Just submit their contact info, and we’ll handle the rest. Once they become a client, you’ll both receive your gift cards. This promotion runs until April 30, and there's no limit to how many referrals you can submit.💕 Smokeball*What’s the most memorable (best or worst) Valentine’s Day gift you’ve received?
Happy new year everyone! We have a tradition here of creating a post each month for members new and old to get to know each other.It only takes a moment and is a great way to learn how to make a post in the community so that you’re familiar with the system when you need answers in a hurry. So- grab a cuppa (as we say here in Australia) and answer me these questions three: 1. How did you celebrate New Year’s eve? Were you fast asleep (like me), or wide awake? 2. Whether you're a fan of New Year’s resolutions or not; goal setting can be a powerful way to achieve the things that matter to you. Do you have any big goals or resolutions that you’d like to achieve this year?3. I’ve recently become fascinated with colloquialisms- or slang.What’s a slang term that you use that people outside your community might not have heard of? I look forward to reading your answers and learning a little more about you. p.s here’s the questions again without my rambling… hopefully that makes it a little e
Job DescriptionMertes Law is a small firm in sunny Longmont, Colorado specializing in complex civil and criminal litigation, including the representation of respondent secondary and post-secondary students in Title IX sexual misconduct cases in schools, colleges, and universities where constitutional due process is under siege. The ideal candidate for this position as an Associate Attorney would be someone who enjoys interacting with and developing a supporting relationship with our clients in an effort to cogently tell the client’s story, achieve justice, and maximize the client’s outcome. The work can be intense but is also rewarding. Possibility for partial hybrid arrangement.ResponsibilitiesIn criminal matters you would be interacting largely with state and municipal court judges and their staff as well as prosecutors and probation officers. The work requires that you be able to efficiently review discovery and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the client’s case, direct in
If you’re like me, then you love your fur babies almost as much as your real children. If you need a moment away from the day to day grind then please take a moment to share a photo or two of your pets so we can all enjoy :) Here’s my dog, Diesel.He’s an unusual Australian breed called a Murray River Retriever, he’s the first dog I’ve met that enjoys catching waves 😅
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!
Hey all, this is my first post ever. Don’t know if this is a proper question for this forum. But I do know smokeball is based on Chicago, and was wondering if maybe any PI attorneys in the area could recommend a doctor / chiro to send a client. He does not have any insurance available from the look of it; so it’s likely a LIEN case…
Attention Sydney Smokeballers!Are you running in the City2Surf this year? So are we! If you see someone in a Smokeball t-shirt, please do say hello, we’d love to meet you. Feel free to use this thread to: Share what section of the race you’re running in Find out where we’re gathering at the end of the race Share photos of the big dayHave fun!
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
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