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

[Avoid a Claim] Lawyers Weekly article on claims exposure for real estate lawyers due to coverage exceptions in certain title insurance policies
The December 26, 2014, issue of Lawyers Weekly has an article on a claims exposure that arises due to coverage exceptions in certain title insurance policies. Real estate lawyers need to be aware of this claims exposure and how to avoid it. LAWPRO has seen 7 claims with combined losses approaching $2 million, including one claims that hit the $1 million per claim policy limits. These claims have involved the policies from three different title insurers active in Ontario. In October LAWPRO...
[Law Technology Today] Client Portals: The Solution To The Email Security Problem
Last month I explained how emails are inherently insecure, amounting to the offline equivalent of a postcard written in pencil. This is because emails are typically unencrypted and traverse an untold number of servers en route to their final destination. Despite the lack of security provided by email, this form of communication received the green light from most bar associations in the late 1990s simply because it was widely used as a business tool and other more secure methods of communication...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2015 Predictions – Part 2!
♫ They got alien technology to make the rainbow tables with,  then in an afternoon of glancing at ‘em, secrets don’t resist  the loving coax of the mathematical calculation,  heart of your mystery sent free-fall into palpitations.  Computron will rise up in the dawn, a free agent.  Nobody knows the future now; gonna find out — be patient…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by:  MC Frontalot.   This is part 2 of the predictions for 2015! In this second part we have predictions from yet...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] A Little of This, A Little of That -Things Lawyers and Law Firms Should Do Soon
"A Little of This, A Little of That Things- Lawyers and Law Firms Should Do Soon" is the title of my latest Law Practice Tips column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. From podcasts to portals for clients, the theme here...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Oregon eCourt Q and A
Looking for answers to frequently asked eCourt questions?  Check out this Q & A session from the November 19, 2014 Oregon eCourt Update CLE, jointly sponsored by the Oregon State Bar and Professional Liability Fund.  
[Law Technology Today] Backups—The Rule of Three
No one likes to think about backups. Everyone assumes the backups are working and no one cares about them. At least not until you are at risk of losing data—then everyone is interested in backups and, more importantly, the restoration of data. A regular backup of your data is an essential part of your firm’s daily and weekly routine. However, making sure that you can get your data restored from that backup is even more important. It Only Takes One Click to Ruin Your Day I’ve had to deal with...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2015 Predictions – Part 1!
♫  I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day…♫ Music, lyrics and recorded by Johnny Nash.   This is the best time of the year in terms of being able to ask so many dear friends to put on their thinking caps, gaze into the future and share with us their vision for what is in store for the legal profession in 2015! We received so many great ideas...
[Law Technology Today] Making a Case for the Private Cloud
You are surely familiar with cloud computing but how much do you know about the private cloud? Recently in the legal industry, there has been a prominent migration away from in-house IT and toward the private cloud. Have you considered if your firm should follow suit? Don’t jump on the bandwagon blindly; take a step back to address what is best for your firm and set up a plan. In this Q&A with ADAR IT CEO, Vadim Vladimirskiy on the benefits and pitfalls of a private cloud and discover...
[Law Technology Today] AbacusLaw 2015: Comprehensive Law Practice Management
Opening my own firm is one of the most rewarding professional experiences of my career. This year marked my fifth anniversary. While I learned a lot about how to run a law firm in my 11 years at a previous firm, I also learned how not to run a law firm. The Right Tools Having the right tools is the key to efficiency, productivity, and cost control. One critical decision I made five years ago was to choose the software platform that would run my business. I remember writing a list of needed...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The First Cyber War or Just Another Security Breach?
Sony Pictures announced the cancellation of the opening of the movie “The Interview” after a well-publicized cyber-attack and threats of attacks on theaters showing the movie. This was a fast developing situation and media reports state that on Tuesday the...