Innovator Spotlight: How Ward and Smith Bridges the Gap Between Time Entry and CRM

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on Oct 7, 2014 4:50:00 PM

At Bellefield, we’re relentlessly committed to innovation and the new technologies, ideas and practices that are shaping the future of legal. In this new topic series, we’ll showcase firms that have implemented innovative solutions at their firm.

Ward and Smith, P.A. is a full service law firm with 5 offices in North Carolina. The firm is known for its dedication to leveraging technology and their collaborative environment which fosters growth, innovation, and productivity. Their achievements have been awarded by Law Technology News and ILTA.  Ward and Smith's award-winning business intake process exemplifies its dedication to business process efficiency.

This Q&A with Charles Collins, Applications Development Supervisor at Ward and Smith, focuses on how to eliminate duplicate data through information sharing between the timekeeping and CRM systems.

Topics: Innovation, Innovator Spotlight


Women In Legal Tech: Let’s Stop Discouraging Women from STEM

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on Aug 5, 2014 6:38:00 AM

If you are reading this blog post, you may or may not be familiar with Bellefield. However, to know us, is to understand that innovation drives much of what we do on a daily basis. We’ve written about innovation before and consider it an integral part of our company culture. It’s part of the fabric that defines who we are.

Topics: Innovation


Innovation: What Does it Really Mean?

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on Jan 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM

A few months ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Businessweek. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, you can find it here. When the transcript of this interview was published, our team was chomping at the bit. We passed the link around to team members and added commentary via reply-all for a few days. While we pay special attention to any news in tech (especially a new IOS release, which directly affects our products), what fascinated us about this particular interview was the focus on innovation.

There is no argument that the term innovation achieved and has since maintained buzzword status many years ago. The challenge with using and understanding the term is that there are so many misconceptions about what innovation truly means.

Topics: Innovation