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] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Jerry Janke and Janke Engines
A New Hampshire firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Jerry Janke of Janke Engines ooking 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 Frauds page for more...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Kasuko Mai and Sinochem Co Ltd
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Kasuko Mai of Sinochem Co Ltd 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 Frauds page for more of...
[Law Technology Today] CALI, Center for Access to Justice & Technology Release A2J Author® 5.0
Chicago’s Self-Help Web Center is celebrating 10 years this year. Lately, there has also been much talk about access to justice, especially for middle-low income people, and the ways technology can help. The issue is percolating throughout the legal community, and, appropriately, A2J Author® took another major step in its 10-year history with the launch of A2J 5.0. A2J Author® launched in 2004 as a joint project between the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) and the...
[Law Technology Today] Streamline Your Practice for Greater Success
In this competitive legal market, small changes in the way firms handle their business can make the difference between thriving and simply getting by. Productivity, efficiency and the quality of client service are key elements to profitable firms and satisfied clients. Explore how firms can better manage matters to deliver optimal results. Join us on Wednesday, August 27th for Streamline Your Practice for Greater Success and More Satisfied Clients. About the Free Webinar: Streamline Your...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Too Experienced to Use a Checklist? Quite the Opposite
LAWPRO’s practicePRO program maintains an impressive online collection of law practice management resources, including precedents, sample retainers, business plan templates, and yes – checklists. Our most popular checklists include: Independent legal advice (ILA) checklist Domestic contract matter toolkit Commercial transaction checklist Risk-management checklist for sitting on a non-profit board Employee departure checklist These tools help lawyers organize, prioritize and track the steps...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Taming AutoCorrect in Microsoft Office
Is AutoCorrect in Microsoft Office driving you batty?  Don’t despair.  Like most features in Office, the settings are completely within your control. By choosing File > Options in Microsoft Office, you can: Add AutoCorrect entries to fix common typos and misspellings … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] ABA’s First Hackathon: How a Public Defender Built Due Processr
Until last week, calculating the suggested sentence for someone convicted of a crime under the Massachusetts Sentencing Guidelines was a time-consuming process involving multiple cross-referenced documents, formal logic, and some basic arithmetic. Now, thanks to an ABA Journal sponsored hackathon, there’s an app for that (Due Processr). The app even helps determine if someone is eligible for appointed counsel or the waiver of fees, and if not, it  directs the user to a site to help find a...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Billing Pointers That Can Improve Your Cash Flow
Lawyers enjoy practicing law. They rarely enjoying billing. Busy solos especially can find themselves struggling to get their bills out consistently month after month. One lawyer I met with recently discussed that there were a number of clients who weren’t paying their bill, month after month. Here are some of the tips the lawyer implemented that improved cash flow. 1. Put a date on your billing statement and indicate when payment is due. If you don’t have a due date on your bill,...
[Law Technology Today] Know the Features Before You Move: Google Apps v. Office 365
I’m a huge fan of Google Apps for Business. It is one of the main products I recommend as a technology consultant. It has it’s quirks but I have been pretty happy with it; it syncs to all of your mobile devices, syncs to Outlook and the same folders and subfolders structure in Outlook is replicated in the Google Gmail interface. Along came Office 365. Because of the Microsoft name, I thought that this product was a Google Apps killer. However I think both products have their merits....
[The Last Word] Make Amazon’s Customers Your Customers (or Clients?)
That’s the come-on for the latest offering from Amazon. Some people claim that Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s insatiably driven CEO, is determined to conquer every market segment of the economy, one by one, and to do it by undercutting the existing price structure in that segment. While that’s probably a little overblown, Amazon does seem to […]