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

[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...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation
No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year – have been reported to LAWPRO. The total cost of these claims to date is about $158 million – and likely to rise as more recent years’ claims are resolved. In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine we asked LAWPRO claims counsel with expertise in the various areas of law...
[Law Technology Today] Dangers of Disappearing Data in eDiscovery
The eDiscovery industry is a mature one. While we can debate when the industry officially began, it’s certain that we are at least a decade into it. Over the years, many details in the eDiscovery workflow have been scrutinized, thoroughly debated, and resolved. Despite this maturity, there remain a number of gray areas in eDiscovery data processing that have not risen to the level of scrutiny one would expect. In some cases, there is the possibility that data may disappear or not be properly...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator
A Paoli, PA law firm has a job opening for an experienced law firm billing coordinator.  This person will compile, manage, and execute attorney billing.  This person may also perform a variety of other accounting and bookkeeping duties according to established policies and procedures.  Maintains contact with attorneys, staff, vendors and clients, and observes confidentiality of client and firm matters. Timeslips experience preferred. Experience transitioning to new software system a plus.  Five...
[Law Technology Today] Four Areas of Legal Ripe for Disruption by Smart Startups
In 50 years, the customer experience at most law firms has barely changed. If you needed legal advice in the ‘60s, you generally went to a nice building and met a lawyer in a suit who would then review your issue, conduct research, and bill you an hourly rate. But even with today’s modern communication tools, both customer experience and lawyer workflow have remained stagnant. While lawyers have seen a few notable changes to date—floors of professional typists have given way to PCs and armies...
[Law Technology Today] Vote Law Technology Today for ABA Blawg 100
You may have seen that Law Technology Today has been nominated in the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100! Voting closes December 19th, so make sure you get your votes in—you can find us under the “Legal Tech” category. As always, a big thanks to our Contributors for getting us here! The post Vote Law Technology Today for ABA Blawg 100 appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Oregon Law Practice Management] What Should I Do About Lost or Stolen Client Files?
Is there any worse feeling than having your briefcase or laptop stolen? While it can be hard to bounce back from such an experience, there are immediate steps you should take  if you discover that confidential client files have been … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Why I Love my Livescribe 3 Pen
I’ve been practicing as a solo attorney for more than a couple of years now, and like all attorneys (or at least, all readers of this blog!), I like to find better ways to do things. If it involves technology, even better. This post describes why I decided to try the Livescribe 3 smartpen; see how it works and how I use, what I like about it, and what needs improvement. We’re All Pressed for Time Attorneys, and just about everyone else, seem to be short on time. For attorneys, efficiency helps...