Law Practice Management

The Tennessee Bar Association has a variety of resources and practical information on law office management issues available to help members better serve clients and practice more efficiently and effectively.

Below you will find the Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed, brought to you by the Law Office Technology & Management Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. "PMA Pipes" is an RSS newsfeed that was designed by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center. It combines posts from the blogs of Practice Management Advisors from across the United States, as well as the ABA's Site-tation blog, into one convenient location. The blogs brought to you by this feed include: Law Practice Matters, Reid My Blog, Law Practice Tips, Law Practice Advisor, The Last Word, Thoughtful Legal Management, and Compujurist, among others.

Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed

[Law Technology Today] Ditching Paper Signatures: Are All Electronic Alternatives Equal?
More than 90% of the world’s digital data has been generated within the last two years. Everything around us is moving faster. Our on-demand, in-an-instant mindset has zero tolerance for bandwidth limitations and mobility constraints. And then, we suddenly find ourselves facing a stack of paper that should have been signed yesterday… Paper might be dying, but the tried and true process of ‘printing to sign’ continues to linger. In fact, according to a recent ALM Media online reader survey...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Lawyers and Pricing – Part 1
 ♫ Zoom Zoom Zoom ♫ A Capoeira song performed by Jibril Serapis Bey.   When it comes to legal services, it seems that many law firms see price as the sole basis for competition.  However from a marketing perspective, price is but one of seven criteria that make up the ‘marketing mix’ for services.  Since legal services are ‘intangible economic goods’ lawyers have to sell the perceived benefits of their services and see how they match up against the needs of the...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Streamline Your Practice for Greater Success
In this competitive legal market, small changes in the way firms handle their business can make the difference between success and simply getting by. Productivity, efficiency and the quality of client service are key elements to profitable firms and satisfied clients. In this video, explore how firms can better manage matters to deliver optimal results. Thank You to our Sponsor. Featured image from Shutterstock. The post Video: Streamline Your Practice for Greater Success appeared first on Law...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Ian Mason
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Ian Mason looking to looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] Making A Case for the Cloud
Many lawyers and firms have gone back and forth about joining the cloud. There is a lot at stake when moving data to a digital platform, and no lawyer would make a decision without having all the facts. With all the information and rumors out there, how can you go about successfully creating a cloud strategy for your firm? Join us on Wednesday, September 3rd at 2pm ET for Making a Case for the Cloud and get the facts you need to move forward with a cloud-based service. About the Free Webinar...
[Law Technology Today] 5 Questions to ask Yourself about Virtual Offices
Something we are hearing more and more about from lawyers is the idea of virtual offices. Why, collectively as attorneys, are we using virtual offices and what should we be looking out for?  How does it affect our practice and our clients? What is a virtual office? A virtual office is different from the traditional, brick and mortar office space. Some firms may use a combination but typically you hear about smaller firms or solo practitioners having a virtual office. A virtual office means the...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO defends lawyers: Lawyer owed no duty of care to non-client intermediary that paid out funds against client’s forged instrument
LAWPRO defends a wide variety of cases in any given year. In almost 80 per cent of the claims files we handle, there is ultimately no finding of negligence against the lawyer that was the subject of a claim. Occasionally, our work on a lawyer’s behalf is made easier by having compelling facts on our side. But even where the facts are more balanced, LAWPRO counsel strive to put forward rigorous and well supported defences on the part of our insured − not only to avoid a loss in any particular...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Paula Chue
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Paula Chue looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed...
[Law Technology Today] Results of the ABA Journal’s Hackcess to Justice Hackathon
What could be better than a room full of programmers, lawyers, and legal technology buffs? That room, dedicated to using legal technology to improve access to legal services! That was the setting at the American Bar Association Journal’s first annual Hackcess to Justice, held August 7-8 during the ABA’s annual meeting in Boston. The goal was to use technology to expand access to justice, following up on the Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) December 2013 Summit Report, which set...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] practicePRO Resource: Technology Use Policies and Resources
Written policies that clearly establish guidelines and requirements governing the acceptable use of firm technology can help reduce cyber exposures and give staff clear direction on what they are permitted and not permitted to do with law firm technology resources. Use these resources and sample policies to create polices for your firm (These resources supplement the information in the Cybercrime and Law Firms issue of LAWPRO Magazine): The model policies are also available in Word and RTF...

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