Smiley Law Group announces a massive overhaul of its offices. Formerly a forerunner in the application of technology to the practice of law, Smiley Law Group will be leaving behind it’s over tech’d, too efficient, fancy-pants approach to law and reverting to a simpler operation that harkens back to the Golden Age of Law.
NEW ORLEANS, LA and SEATTLE, WA (SmileyLaw.Com) April 1, 2009 — Today, Smiley Law Group is excited to announce its recommittment to the legal profession and intent to practice law honestly and simply, as it was intended to be done.
Smiley Law Group will now practice law as Smiley & Reiser, LLP, Attorneys-at-Law.
Paperless practice will be replaced by a more reliable and paper-dependent practice, blogs replaced with newsletters, and our information-rich website stripped down to the relevant features providing our name, office address and photographs of attorneys on a plain background.
The firm’s founding member is excited about the firm’s forward-thinking change:
“The practice of law is complex enough as is. We’re going to bring the practice back to its basics, and not let technology complicate things further.”
Smiley & Reiser will be investing in an extensive in-house library, growing its support staff and, to ensure that every i is dotted and every t is crossed, and will require more than 1 attorney to participate in every task.
The increased administration requires that the firm impose a rate increase to all clients, but feels that the extra value delivered by a non-tech consumed staff will ultimately deliver.
Smiley & Reiser partner Doug Reiser is also pleased with the firm’s direction:
People used to practice law just fine without technology. What’s changed about that?”
Further details may be found at the firms new website, SmileyReiser.com. Full web overhaul, rate increases and other changes are scheduled to take full effect at midnight on April 5, 2009.
About Smiley Law Group
Founded in post-Katrina New Orleans in 2005, Smiley Law Group is a construction law practice with offices in Seattle, Washington and New Orleans, Louisiana. The firm publishes a blog on Louisiana and Washington construction law titled the Construction Law Monitor, and prides itself of thinking different in the legal profession.
Jessica Hunter, director of public relations
Smiley Law Group, L.L.C.