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] Something New: My Shared Reading Room
I read a lot of online content related to law office management and technology. Some I save for later use and some I share. I follow some really great experts on Twitter who recommend great content and I retweet a...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Disability Insurance
Many solo and small firm attorneys don’t start thinking about acquiring disability insurance until it’s too late. Disability insurance can quickly become essential, when a health-related setback occurs – especially one that will necessitate an extended period of leave, or the winding down of a law practice. Given that, we’re pleased to provide you with this guest post from Pete Miller, of MillBrook Benefits. If you have questions about disability insurance, Pete is available via phone...
[Law Technology Today] Time Tracking Tips for a Better Bottom Line
Do you make a time entry for every billable activity you do every day? Every email? Every phone call? Everything? …Most of us don’t. We know billable time – and the revenue it represents – slips away every day. And we really don’t like tracking our time – but we need to if we want to be paid. Learn how to make tracking your time easier, more accurate, and completely mobile with: Time Tracking Tips For a Better Bottom Line Wednesday, October 14th 2:00pm – 2:30pm ET   Learn how...
[Law Technology Today] How Lawyers Can Do More in Less Time
Many lawyers work far more than 40 hours a week and still lack the time to work on firm marketing, practice management, and spending time with friends and family. Furthermore, with increases in technology, it seems as though lawyers should be more efficient, but this isn’t always the case. What are we doing wrong and what strategies can lawyers and other professionals use to increase productivity and free up more time? In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway...
[Law Technology Today] Analyzing Billings and Collections
The following is an adapted excerpt from Results-Oriented Financial Management.  This analysis shows the changes that will occur in the accounts receivable reconciliation portion of the budget. Note that the collections were budgeted at $4,799,094. As a result of the reduction in billings, assuming the 65-day time-to-collect period can be maintained, receipts will be reduced by $189,560, making the new projection $4,609,534. On a per-shareholder basis, this amounts to a shortfall of $23,695, as...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Ambrogi: Is LinkedIn Losing Its Luster for Lawyers?
Blogging about someone else's blog post seems a bit redundant. So I rarely do it. But my friend Bob Ambrogi's post Is LinkedIn Losing Its Luster for Lawyers? struck such a cord with me that I had to note it...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchases scam using the name Massimo Marchetti
Three Ontario firms and one in New Jersey notified us that they received an email from the purported Massimo Marchetti looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the name Ju Jinghua and Zhen Hua Engineering Co
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Ju Jinghua of Zhen Hua Engineering Co looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Jessica Alverez and Zenbi Corporation
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Jessica Alverez of Zenbi Corporation looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This appears to be 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the name Taro Sumitomo
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Taro Sumitomo looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be 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 an...