We have been hard at work adding valuable new features to improve the remote office experience for Smokeball users. Here are some of the 'working from home' innovations we're excited to share with you:
This an original interview conducted by Lawyers Weekly, View the interview here.
During such unprecedented and unpredictable times, new and evolving legal technologies will make daily legal practice and processes much easier for lawyers to flourish following COVID-19.
Legal and conveyancing businesses are sacrificing a lot of control as their employees work from home in light of Covid-19. Lawyers and conveyancers are paradoxically more autonomous in staying on top of their daily tasks while relying more on each other to make sure nothing falls between the cracks.
Once legal and conveyancing businesses are set up to work remotely with communication and practice management software, their next thought should be how to make sure everyone in the firm is remaining productive and accountable.
I work for a software company called Smokeball that makes cloud software for legal and conveyancing businesses. Smokeball is busy right now with a lot of communication being directed to our client base and to the market at large, around best practices for working remotely, and importantly, engaging staff remotely. Because how much can you really get done if your staff aren’t engaged, right?
The new “Joint Practice Direction 2 of 2020 - Special Measures in Response to COVID-19” was issued by the Family Law Courts on 31 March 2020 in order to help combat the daily practical challenges now faced by Family Law practitioners as well as prioritise the health and safety of the wider community, Judges and Court staff.
There are myriad chat apps on the market. Alternatives to Slack and Microsoft Teams include Google Hangouts Chat, Mattermost, and Flock. But, none unfortunately are truly free. Sure, some remote teams are relying on iMessage and SMS texts in a pinch, but for a decentralised office, consistent and secure communication is a must.
This an original interview conducted by Legal Practice Intelligence Editor Peter Frankl.
View the original interview here.