Clio versus Smokeball

How does Smokeball compare to Clio? We’ve highlighted the reasons why Clio is the leader in cloud-based, legal practice management software. This page will help you understand the differences between Smokeball and Clio—and to help you choose the best software for your law firm.

Clio is the most widely used and highly rated legal practice management system

Clio is trusted by more than 150,000 legal professionals, garnering the most 5-star reviews of any legal practice management system available.

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Clio is recommended by 100+ bar associations and law societies.

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Clio optimizes the mobile experience, so you and your clients can manage your cases from anywhere, at any time.

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The #1 legal practice management solution

G2 has ranked Clio as the #1 legal practice management solution and #1 in market presence seven years in a row.

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    Clio helps you stay connected across all of your devices and accounts

    Manage your firm’s billing, documents, client communications, and more all from one platform. Available for PC and Mac, Clio delivers the same experience across all of your firm’s technology. Clio is 100% cloud-based, meaning it’s always up to date and available from anywhere and any device.

  • Smokeball Legal Compare Flexibility

    Clio offers customers flexibility and low risk options to get started

    Our goal is to ensure your firm is successful right from the start. Find the right plan with transparent pricing, featuring month-to-month options, no long-term contracts, or mandatory set up fees. Ready to hit the ground running? Take the free trial for a spin or book a personalized demonstration.

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    Clio provides legal practice management and payments in one easy system

    Clio’s easy-to-use payment processing solution empowers you to accept client payments by credit card, debit card, or eCheck. It’s built-in, meaning you never have to worry about switching between systems to manage billing and payments workflows. We charge a flat and simple transaction fee that provides full transparency and predictability of your expenses.

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    Clio integrates with over 250 industry-leading apps

    Whether you’re using familiar communication tools like Gmail, Outlook, and Zoom, or niche tools that support your individual practice areas, Clio offers the largest breadth and depth of integrations on the market. With Clio, you can truly customize your product experience by connecting your data across all your firm’s technology.

  • Clio Draft Legal Drafting

    Clio Draft automates your legal drafting experience

    Cut down on time spent on routine legal drafting by autofilling court forms and document templates with case information from Clio. Populate sets of documents simultaneously, automatically adjust pronouns and verbs based on case specifics, and send documents for e-signature, increasing accuracy, and reducing the risk of costly errors.

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    Generate, automate, and manage new client demand with Clio

    Appear at the top of Google search results, manage your pipeline of new clients, and make it easy to get in touch with your firm with online appointment booking and intake forms.

    Tackle repetitive tasks with automated workflows that cuts down the time it takes to onboard new clients without being overly complicated.

  • It helps us stay organized and deliver professional service. The app is great. The attorney can have access to Clio on his phone and access information while he is at court.

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  • I have been using Clio since 2010 and have never looked back. It has transformed my law practice beyond expectations. From case management, to document preparation, time keeping, and billing. I can communicate with clients right in Clio…Clio is fantastic and lets me focus on practicing law.


  • So easy, intuitive, non-glitchy,. Timekeeping is easy; everything is easy!


  • Clio pairs sophistication with simplicity

    Clio provides the perfect balance between sophistication and simplicity. Whether you’re a large established firm with unique processes or a new firm just figuring it all out, Clio meets you where you are and scales with you as you grow.

  • Ready to get started with Clio?

    We understand migrating data from one system to another can be overwhelming. That’s why our dedicated onboarding team is ready to assist your firm’s transition to Clio.

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    “I was really nervous about the data migration but it was pretty much seamless. It was such a relief to hear that all the client files and data had been quickly migrated so that I could start working on the cases.”

    Kristen Schneck

    Owner, Abdullah and Schneck Immigration Law Group LLC