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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2015 Predictions – Part 1!
♫  I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day…♫ Music, lyrics and recorded by Johnny Nash.   This is the best time of the year in terms of being able to ask so many dear friends to put on their thinking caps, gaze into the future and share with us their vision for what is in store for the legal profession in 2015! We received so many great ideas...
[Law Technology Today] Making a Case for the Private Cloud
You are surely familiar with cloud computing but how much do you know about the private cloud? Recently in the legal industry, there has been a prominent migration away from in-house IT and toward the private cloud. Have you considered if your firm should follow suit? Don’t jump on the bandwagon blindly; take a step back to address what is best for your firm and set up a plan. In this Q&A with ADAR IT CEO, Vadim Vladimirskiy on the benefits and pitfalls of a private cloud and discover...
[Law Technology Today] AbacusLaw 2015: Comprehensive Law Practice Management
Opening my own firm is one of the most rewarding professional experiences of my career. This year marked my fifth anniversary. While I learned a lot about how to run a law firm in my 11 years at a previous firm, I also learned how not to run a law firm. The Right Tools Having the right tools is the key to efficiency, productivity, and cost control. One critical decision I made five years ago was to choose the software platform that would run my business. I remember writing a list of needed...
[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...