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 Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] New and Free! How To… Sessions
Ever wish you could just get the straight forward lowdown on a product or service? Want to be more productive but can’t find the time to read the 100′s of articles telling you how? Meet our How To… Session Series!  Chicago Bar members have unlimited FREE access to our How To… Session Series. Filled with […]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Computer Virus Locks Up American Law Firm’s Files
The ABA Journal has a story about a law firm falling victim to a cyber attack that locked up the firm’s computer files for ransom. Here’s the text of the article: The good news: No law firm or client data was taken. The bad news: Attorney Paul Goodson and his staff can’t access his Charlotte, N.C., law firm’s files after they were locked up by a computer virus, WSOC reports. Like other businesses in the city, the firm was targeted via email. Once an attachment was...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Anders Klinton and Majinlycke Health Care
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Anders Klinton of Majinlycke Health Care looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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 Fraud Page...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] How to Delegate Successfully
If you belong to the “do it yourself” school, believe that you can’t afford to delegate, or have no faith that those reporting to you can do the job, please read this recent post from Tips for Lawyers. Here is … Continue reading →
[Reid My Blog] Five Must-Have iPhone/iPad Apps for ABA TECHSHOW 2014
 With hundreds of thousands of apps in the Apple App Store, how can busy lawyers know which ones are the best without sorting through them all? The best way is to attend ABA TECHSHOW and come to the session 60 iOS Apps in 60 Minutes.  I’ll be co-presenting with three of the best iPhone/iPad gurus in the legal profession--Bret Burney, Chad Burton, and Jeff Richardson, to highlight the best productivity apps, showcase helpful apps you may have overlooked, and we’ll even throw in a few you can...
[Law Technology Today] How to Measure Return on Litigation Technology
You invest in litigation technology with the premise that it will enable greater profitability in the end.  But how do you know whether it does? Mick Lavelle, Senior Director of small law firm Inside Sales and Account Management at Thomson Reuters, explains how to weigh the results of your investment in technology. In Tracking ROI: The Bottom Line on Technology Solutions for Small Law Firms, he walks through more than one way to measure the value of litigation software. Lavelle focuses his...
[Law Practice Advisor] Data Protection on the Go: Security Tips for iPhone Users
English: A candidate icon for Portal:Computer security (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Thanks to mobile devices, attorneys can remain connected to their offices while on the go. While this can be hugely advantageous to practitioners, having access to confidential client data can also pose major security concerns. Small handheld smartphones, in particular, are easily lost and often a target for thieves as well as hackers. A recent survey by the cloud-based practice management company, Clio (also, a ...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Marlene Cox
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Marlene Cox 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 Fraud...
[Avoid a Claim] Proofread that will!
There are not many guarantees in life, but this is one of them: If you proofread – properly – each and every will you create, you will substantially reduce your risk of a malpractice claim. Proofreading well is a highly underrated, non-universal skill. However, since lawyers proofread documents on a regular basis, most have a fairly accurate awareness of their own level of mastery of this process. The weaker proofreaders among us may even suspect that proofreading ability is an exotic innate...
[Law Technology Today] Blogging and Fair Use (Free Book Excerpt)
Adapted and excerpted from The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers by Ruth Carter, published by the ABA Law Practice Division. People rarely blog in a vacuum. You write about things that inspire, intrigue, and provoke you personally and professionally. As a lawyer, your blog is an excellent place to react and respond to current events related to your practice areas. To that end, you may want to quote others’ blogs, news articles, books, and movies. It’s common to want to use other people’s...