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 Technology Today] Transitioning to Macs in Your Law Office
Much has been discussed about Macs v. PCs. While Macs functioning as technical infrastructure sounds fantastic, if you’ve been mostly working off PCs, you’ll want to ask yourself these questions first. Heard of MILOfest, the Macs in Law Offices conference put on by Victor Medina? Yes, there is a conference devoted strictly to the use of Macs and Apple products in the law office. Going to ABA TECHSHOW this year? During the opening keynote, count the number of iPads and iPhones you...
[Law Technology Today] 5 Steps to Safeguard Your Data from Cyber Threats
How can you safeguard your data in a continuously changing landscape? Security breaches and data leaks will always be a huge concern for law firms. More and more threats arise as cloud computing, mobility and new innovations become popular. In this video, Michael Krieger shares the threats you should be aware of, ways to safeguard your data, and some side effects that come along in the process.   Thank you to our sponsor: Featured image from Shutterstock. The post 5 Steps to Safeguard...
[Law Technology Today] How to Scope Out and Navigate the Courts
You might know how to think like a lawyer but what do you know about being a lawyer? If someone asked you to describe a typical day for an attorney practicing in a particular area of law, would you be able to? When a client leaves your office after discussing a legal matter, would you know the steps you need to take and the documents you need to complete and possibly file to begin resolution of the matter? Do you know where the courts are located? Having a bar license does not mean you are any...
[Avoid a Claim] Survey on how lawyers use social media
Lawyers have a reputation of being slow to adopt new technologies, but a new survey done by Attorney at Work shows that when it comes to social media programs that’s not necessarily the case. 340 lawyers replied to their survey, and among the interesting findings are that 91% of them use social media at least to some extent and that LinkedIn in the favourite when it comes to marketing to potential clients. On the other hand, there is also a fair amount of skepticism about the tangible...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship
Calling all Oregon lawyers: are you taking advantage of your right to file a “notice of termination of relationship?” ORS 9.380(2) was amended in 2011 to allow withdrawal by filing a simple notice, provided two conditions are met. First, the … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] What Lawyers Need to Know About Data Stored on Mobile Devices
Mobile devices are being collected for litigation more and more often, so lawyers need to know what information can be found and produced from a smartphone or tablet. There’s more information stored there than you think, including data that has been deleted. What data can be found on a mobile device? People use smartphones and tablets for tasks every day, which means there are more types of data stored on these devices than there were older model cell phones. Plus, the types of data vary based...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Microsoft’s “hot patch” for Word 2013 fixes major problem w/ legal pleadings
Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Microsoft has issued a “hot patch” for Word 2013 that fixes, among other things, a major issue for law firms and other organizations that use lined and numbered pleading paper for…
[Law Technology Today] How to Escape Email Hell
Disclaimer: I’m an outspoken critic of email. It’s rife with dangers*, much too intrusive**, and creates too many opportunities for miscommunication***. I also love email. Adore it, in fact, for its ease of use and convenience. In many ways, it’s an ideal work tool. It’s a love/hate thing. I wager most lawyers feel the same way. So the big question: why don’t we do anything about it? My last post touched on how collaboration platforms take important communication out of email—...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] How Simple Mistakes Can Lead to Large Claims
It’s easy to think that, at least in your office, a major claim couldn’t possibly happen. But LAWPRO’s experience shows that errors, innocent oversights and gaffes in any type of practice can lead to big problems. And if you or your firm don’t have adequate insurance in place to address the claim, you could be facing personal exposure. The number of LAWPRO claims with values that exceed $100,000 has risen sharply in recent years and often the mistakes that lead to such claims result from very...
[Law Technology Today] Bring it Together: Johnson & Vines, PLLC, American Injury Attorney Group
The final post on my entrepreneur-lawyer journey. Read parts one and two.  After the startup gut shot, I only had a year left in law school and coincidentally, my final clerkship that I had lined up was about to conclude. So, at the suggestion of my tech startup partner, I joined his search engine marketing company and we decided to focus on that business until our next idea came to us. This situation was ideal for me because I could make good money and continue to hone my computer skills, all...