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 Practice Tips Blog] The First Cyber War or Just Another Security Breach?
Sony Pictures announced the cancellation of the opening of the movie “The Interview” after a well-publicized cyber-attack and threats of attacks on theaters showing the movie. This was a fast developing situation and media reports state that on Tuesday the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Advancing Women in the Law – An Interview on the Value of Sponsorship
In a recent book published by Attorney at Work, Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know, author Ida Abbott discusses the importance of sponsorship to the advance of women’s careers. By focusing on an audience of men, Ida provides a rare and needed perspective on how men can help advance women leaders in the law. I had the opportunity to interview Ida for our blog, and to chat specifically about how her ideas apply to solo and small firm attorneys. In the interview, Ida provides advice to both...
[Avoid a Claim] Equipment purchase scam using the names Matthieu Herbert and DEME Group
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Matthieu Herbert of DEME Group looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of...
[Law Technology Today] Power Networking: Making the Right Connection
Lawyers all know they should be networking, and most of them are, but there is an important distinction between the quantity and quality of your connections. Many lawyers are more comfortable networking with other lawyers and find themselves at the same conferences every year. But in order to be truly successful—a rainmaker—lawyers must become power connectors and apply strategic thinking and high level planning to making and keeping the right business contacts. So what does it mean to have...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Tech When an Upgrade isn’t an Upgrade
I recently went through tech trauma that I want to share with you so you don’t need to repeat my experience. I had an iPhone 4S. Yes, I know, old technology replaced by cool technology I wasn’t yet ready to pay for. I knew I wanted to hold out for iPhone 6 and was waiting for Verizon to make me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Meanwhile, I dutifully upgraded iOS until coming up against messages that I lacked sufficient storage size. The lure of promised “security fixes...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile in 2 Steps
LPMT Tip of the Month (January) Got a LinkedIn profile? Maximize your efforts by doing two things. 1.) Go into Accounts & Settings – Privacy & Settings and click “Manage”.             Under “Helpful Links” click “Edit Your Public Profile”. On the page that appears in the right column click on the […]
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Karina Clark
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Karina Clark 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...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation
No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year – have been reported to LAWPRO. The total cost of these claims to date is about $158 million – and likely to rise as more recent years’ claims are resolved. In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine we asked LAWPRO claims counsel with expertise in the various areas of law...
[Law Technology Today] Dangers of Disappearing Data in eDiscovery
The eDiscovery industry is a mature one. While we can debate when the industry officially began, it’s certain that we are at least a decade into it. Over the years, many details in the eDiscovery workflow have been scrutinized, thoroughly debated, and resolved. Despite this maturity, there remain a number of gray areas in eDiscovery data processing that have not risen to the level of scrutiny one would expect. In some cases, there is the possibility that data may disappear or not be properly...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator
A Paoli, PA law firm has a job opening for an experienced law firm billing coordinator.  This person will compile, manage, and execute attorney billing.  This person may also perform a variety of other accounting and bookkeeping duties according to established policies and procedures.  Maintains contact with attorneys, staff, vendors and clients, and observes confidentiality of client and firm matters. Timeslips experience preferred. Experience transitioning to new software system a plus.  Five...