How to navigate Smokeball Billing

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Smokeball Billing has everything you need for billing in one place. With features like Activity, you can bill more in less time and increase your profitability.

Note: To utilize Smokeball Billing, you must use Google Chrome as your Web Browser.

Navigation basics

Smokeball Billing's Home Screen gives you access to everything you need:

  1. View your Matters, Contacts, Time & Fees, Invoices, Accounts, and Reports in the leftmost menu. 
    • Select the > icon to expand the icons for a description.
  2. Access Firm Settings, Support, and Search functionality using the buttons in the upper-right hand corner. 
  3. Quick add a matter, contact, time/fees, expenses, credit, and trust/operating retainer funds.
  4. Filter for the view you select from the leftmost menu. 



Smokeball Billing views

  • Access all your Matters. 
  • Use the filters to narrow your view by Matter Type, Matter Status, Attorney Responsible, and Trust Balance. 
  • Scroll through or search for matter using the search bar. 
  • Searching can be done by client name or matter number.
  • Select any Matter to review it. 
  • Learn more about Billing Matters. blobid0.png
  • Access to all your contacts. 
  • Filter your view based on the role. 
  • The Contacts View is where you can manage debtors with payment plans.
  • Select any contact to see additional details, including contact information, matters, all invoices, transactions in trust & operating retainer accounts, and individual client payment plans. 
  • Learn more about Payment Plans. blobid1.pngblobid2.png
Time and Fees
  • Similar to Smokeball Desktop, the Time & Fees View is a place where you can review, edit, or create time, fee, and expense entries for any Matter. 
  • All entries created in Smokeball Billing will be accessible in the desktop application and vice versa. 
  • Learn more about creating entries in Smokeball. blobid3.png
  • Whether you are responsible for creating, editing, and finalizing all invoices, or creating drafts for Attorneys to review, the Invoices View is where you can find what you need.
  • Use the filters to access any individual invoices, bulk create invoices, bulk finalize with payments, and send out your reminders. 
  • Learn more about all the features in the Invoices View. blobid4.png
  • Smokeball Billing has the reports you need to manage all aspects of the billing cycle including trust, invoicing, matter overview, and time/expenses reports. 
  • All reports include filters to customize your view and can be printed or exported as a PDF or CSV file. 
  • If you can't find the information in Reports you need or have a request for a new report, reach out to your account manager or submit a ticket to
  • Learn more about Billing Reporting. blobid7.png

Settings and search overview

Billing Settings
  • Search for anything in Smokeball Billing by using client name or matter number. 
  • As you search, suggested results will appear. Select See all results for a more detailed search that includes contacts, matters, and invoices.


Did You Know

  • Once you've completed billing cycles, you can review Firm Insights to see estimated profitability and gather insight on the business side of practicing law.
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