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] How Not to Cut the Cost of Law Firm Labor
Law firms are like many other businesses in that payroll expense constitutes one of the largest areas of overhead. So law firms are often examining how to lower these costs. Options sometimes include outsourcing the work or some combination of...
[Law Technology Today] How to Mobilize Your Legal Calendar
Managing your calendar is a critical aspect of practicing law. Schedules can be complex and deadlines matter. You want your calendar in your pocket (or on your wrist), but consumer calendars don’t have the tools attorneys need. Can you have it all? Can you automate legal scheduling, and still see it on your phone? Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd for our free webinar discussing some helpful ideas on how to make your calendaring easier, more accurate, and completely mobile. You’ll learn:...
[Law Technology Today] LexHacks: Ahead of Our Time
A year ago, I sat in London in a classroom at the University of Westminster with no real idea of where I would go or how I would get there. Then, I could not conceive of a weekend event that would bring together three law students, a law grad who is also a developer, and a developer to create tools that can enhance legal-service access and quality. But that is what I experienced in Chicago at LexHacks. LexHacks was the culmination of a year that included learning about the evolving global legal...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Keeping Up With the Joneses — or Not
This post is by Ian Hu, Claims Prevention and practicePRO Counsel at LAWPRO. Lawyers often talk about the stress and burden of debt. If there is one piece of advice worth giving, it is a simple one: spend less than you earn. As a new lawyer, I was excited when I received my first paycheque. I forgot what I spent it on, but I remember it disappeared as soon as I received it. Soon I was living paycheque to paycheque. How could it be possible to live hand to mouth on Bay Street? Turns out, it was...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Retrieving Attorney Court Calendars and Case Information Online
Attorneys and staff can easily retrieve Oregon circuit court calendars and case information online by following these easy steps. Using OJCIN to Retrieve Your eCourt Calendar Navigate to OJCIN Online. Under “Select a Destination,” choose Oregon eCourt Case Information (OECI). Click “Sign … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] LexHacks: Hacking to Improve Legal-Service Delivery
When I invited colleagues to participate in LexHacks, a legal hackathon in Chicago, many were perplexed. Just last year I was partner at Honigman handling complex litigation and data breaches. Now I was promoting hacking? Yes, because the legal industry needs more hackers. Hackers are problem solvers. When confronted with a problem, hackers take things apart, see how they work, and get started building solutions. Hackers do more, talk less. Hackers love the challenge of an “impossible” problem...
[Law Technology Today] The Name Game: How to Manage & Organize Your Digital Documents
If a paperless office is supposed to make your practice effortless, why can’t you ever find the document you need? Managing electronic client files is a necessity in this digital day and age, and organization is key to a healthy practice. It’s easy to get lost in the web of folders that consume your flash drives and storage systems, but it doesn’t have to be. In this insightful webinar, our faculty will discuss the most effective naming conventions that will ensure your documents...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud report for June 2015
June has been the quietest month of 2015 for reported email frauds. We received 114 emails from lawyers in June (down from 181 in May) and posted on 8 new fraud attempts (11 in May). 36% of the emails this month came from Ontario, 61% from the US, 2% from elsewhere in Canada and 1% overseas. 4 of the 8 posts dealt with commercial debt collection scams, with the remainder being a business loan scam, spousal support collection fraud and an IP fraud. Click here to read about the various email...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Goya Bauwens and G-tec SA
A Washington state firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Goya Bauwens of G-tec SA 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...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits: What You Read in June
It is the 4th of July holiday weekend. As you fire up the grill, pop open some cold ones with your adult children, and watch the little ones run around the yard, or splash around the pool before the sunsets and fireworks start, it’s hard not to reflect on how quickly they can grow up. June is a busy month, after all. There are Supreme Court decisions that change the landscape, high school and college graduations that create their own changes, and the return of warm weather (relatively ...