Billing Release July 2021

Below are the highlighted new features released in July 2021 for Smokeball Billing. 

Trust Statement Report 

Added Support for eChecks

Collapsible Filters 


Trust Statement Report 

  • Smokeball now offers a Trust Statement Report, called "Retainer Statements," available in Smokeball Billing Reports. This report allows the user to generate a retainer statement for whatever number of matters the user would like. 

  • If the user requests a retainer statement report for all of the firms matters, the request will be processed in the background and the report will be emailed to the user. 
  • For security purposes the link to the report will expire after 1 week:

  • Please note that a firm cannot have concurrent reports running at the same time. 
  • If a user tries to submit another report while the previous request is still in progress, an error message will appear: 


Added Support for eChecks 

  • Smokeball's integration with LawPay now supports the ability to accept an ACH (eCheck) payment. 

  • Please Note
    • Only credit card accounts will show for the credit card mapping and only eCheck accounts will show for the eCheck mapping
    • Any bank accounts that were previously set up by the firm will remain in the Credit Card payments bank accounts.
    • If the eCheck Operating account is specified in settings, any credit card payment form (in Billing or Payment portal) will have the option to pay via eCheck.  If both Credit card and eCheck Operating accounts are specified in settings, the payment form will have tabs for the user to choose their method of payment.
    • If the eCheck Trust account is specified in settings, any credit card deposit form (in Billing or Payment portal) should have the option to pay via eCheck.  If both Credit card and eCheck Trust accounts are specified in settings, the deposit form will have tabs for the user to choose their method of payment.
    • If no Operating/Trust account is specified for Credit card payments, but an Operating/Trust account is set up for eChecks, then only the eCheck payment/deposit form (Billing/Payment Portal) will be displayed.
    • If processing from Billing, a success/error message will appear in the top right corner upon completion of processing the transaction.
  • Learn more about Smokeball's integration with LawPay

Collapsible Filters 

  • Smokeball Billing now allows the user to collapse a variety of filters throughout the Smokeball Billing interface. 
  • Simply click on the ">>" to expand or "<<" to collapse

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