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 Advisor] LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School
handshake isolated on business background (Photo credit: SalFalko) On June 5, we will host our fourth annual ‘super’ marketing conference: Building Relationships to Build Business. Suffolk University Law School will host, and the event is co-sponsored by Suffolk’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association, among others. This year’s conference will focus on the underlying relationships that generate successful marketing opportunities...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits Friday: Security Part Deux
Now that you’ve changed all your passwords, it’s time to work on learning lessons from “Heartbleed.” Digging through our blog archives, we have some quick tip security videos to help. We have one on data encryption, and one on mobile security. Just in case you haven’t changed all your passwords yet, check out this video on password fundamentals. Also, if you haven’t read through our 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide, read this post on best...
[Law Technology Today] Are Midsized Firms Poised To Capitalize On Changed Legal Landscape?
Midsized law firms are living in an era of opportunity. As clients drift away from Large Law firms and toward “big enough” firms, Midsized outfits stand a good chance to secure clients and business matters that only a few years ago would have seemed out of the realm of possibility. Just because opportunity exists, though, does not mean that a given law firm is poised to take it. As any partner of a Midsized firm will tell you, firms of this size face their own unique challenges. In an effort to...
[Law Technology Today] Your Practice in Your Pocket: Tips for Practicing Law on Mobile Devices
The world has gone mobile. Smartphones and tablets are everywhere, being used for both personal and work purposes. Whether you define mobile devices as consumer or professional tools, you may be wondering if there are effecient ways to use mobile platforms that are customized for the needs of legal professionals. In our 30 minute webinar, discover how, through a mobile device platform, you can have your practice everywhere you go. Join us on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2pm ET for Your Practice in...
[Law Technology Today] New Book Alert: “Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers”
If you missed out on ABA TECHSHOW 2014′s paperless office seminars, or if you’d like to build on the knowledge you gained at the conference, then pick up our brand new book, Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers, from the ABA Webstore in print and in e-book form. The legal community is notorious for generating paper—and lots of it. But lawyers can save time and money by transitioning to a paperless office. Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers will show even the most committed paper...
[SC Small Firm] More on the Heartbleed bug
According to tech expert Sharon Nelson’s blog, Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL, but it has been there at least two years and is not easily exploitable. It is currently estimated that the bug affects as many as two-thirds of computer servers.  These servers are working on fixing the bug, so it’s key not to change your password until after you confirm they’ve applied the fix. To help you with this, there are websites keeping track of patched sites and those that are still exposed. Of the many...
[Law Technology Today] Lessons from Heartbleed
If you’re still in the dark about the “Heartbleed” bug, flip through Vox’s card deck or visit the Heartbleed website. Last Friday, we highlighted some ways to check the security of your law firm technology. That same day, CloudFlare issued a challenge to the hacker community to steal its security certificate in order to answer the question: Can you get private SSL Keys using Heartbleed? Yes, you can. Over the past couple days, it has been reported that Heartbleed was...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of franchise agreement scam using the name Junya Suzuki
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Junya Suzuki with regards to retaining their services to collect on breach of a franchise agreement. This is a bad cheque scam (similar to those alleging a breach of an IP or copyright agreement) 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 party in...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR LAW FIRM FROM HEARTBLEED
As an attorney you work with sensitive client documents. Whether you entrust those documents to a file cabinet in your office or a cloud service, like Dropbox or Box, the onus is on you to safeguard your client’s information. Using cloud services provides a huge benefit to large and small businesses alike and have been […]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!
Have you developed a new and better way to serve your clients, a breakthrough way to find new business, or a truly innovative way to value and sell your services? If so, you deserve recognition from your legal industry peers, colleagues and clients. Presented by the College of Law Practice Management, the InnovAction Awards recognize lawyers, law firms, and other legal service providers engaged in extraordinary, game-changing, innovative activities. Apply today to share your breakthrough and to...