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] How to Overcome Barriers Using Checklists
So you’ve created a checklist. Now what do you do with it? Even a great idea with a lightning fast return on investment will meet resistance somewhere along the line. Creating and adopting new systems is challenging. Even beginning the process may require overcoming objections. You may encounter some of the following objections from yourself and others: “I’m too busy now. I’ll wait until things settle down.” “I don’t need these checklists; I know this stuff.” “There’s no way to create a system...
[Avoid a Claim] Lawyers launching their own firms shouldn’t over look these 10 things
When making the decision to launch a new firm there are seemingly a million decisions to consider. According to the Above The Law blog, lawyers can get mentally trapped by too many of these “little” decisions and overlook some crucial things that can ensure the success of their new venture. Here are ten “big” things that lawyers starting a new firm should consider (and read the full blog post to learn more about each.) Leave, Don’t Quit Get Clients on Your Side Don’t...
[Law Technology Today] How Technology Helped a Quadriplegic Build His Practice
Thirty years ago, a bicycle accident left me paralyzed from the neck down. At sixteen years old, I spent a year and a half in a New York City hospital, 60 miles from my home on Long Island, New York. Returning home, I was confronted with the challenge of beginning a new way of life. Unable to perform the most basic activities of daily living, I was 100% dependent upon others for these needs. The challenges that I faced seemed mountainous, and to overcome them would not only take the ability to...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opportunity — Office Manager / Paralegal / Assistant
A growing solo practice PI firm in Conshohocken, PA is looking for someone who can do it all.  A great job opportunity!  The ideal candidate will have: three or more years’ experience in a plaintiffs personal injury law firm experience managing a small office well-developed communication skills experience with cloud-based or traditional practice management computer software — Clio experience a plus experience with motor vehicle cases, premises cases, and medical malpractice is important The...
[Law Technology Today] How Cloud Computing Can Work for Your Firm (Free Webinar)
Cloud computing is empowering many firms to provide the latest technology and software to employees while dramatically decreasing IT complexity. In this interactive session you’ll learn how the private cloud works, see it in action in case studies and walk away with resources to begin building your own private cloud strategy. Join us for How Cloud Computing Can Work for Your Firm and discover how to successfully adopt the cloud and apply it in your practice. About the Free Webinar: How Cloud...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening / Opportunity – Paralegal
Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, is a boutique trusts and estates law firm with 17 attorneys and 6 paralegals located 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia in West Conshohocken.  They have a job opening / opportunity for an experienced, full-time trusts and estates paralegal. Qualified Candidate Requirements: Minimum of 4 years trusts and estates experience, including administration of complex estates and trusts, and preparation of Federal and State tax returns (706, PA-1500, 1041,...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Would You Get Caught in a Trust vs. Gift Dispute When Handling Purchase Funds?
It can be uncomfortable to talk about money. When handling real estate purchases and domestic contracts, however, lawyers can’t afford to accept purchase funds on a “no questions asked” basis. Why not? Because if purchase funds come from somebody other than the prospective owner, the doctrine of resulting trust presumes that, regardless of who is on title, the owner holds the property in trust for whoever advanced the funds. In this article from the February 2015 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, Lisa...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Multi-tasking is a Myth
Four years ago I was inspired to write Attention Divided: Avoid Multi-Tasking.   In that post, I shared the following: My name is Beverly and I’m a recovering multi-tasker.  Like others of my ilk, I used to take pride in my juggling … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Social Media Safety Net: Build It and They Will Come
The lesson: LinkedIn and other social media networks can provide a valuable “safety net,” a way for you to reach out to people to gain interest in and support for a new venture. But you have to work on building your network ahead of time. As an ethics lawyer, I often present on legal ethics and social media. One question I frequently receive, and a point I try to make, is that being active on social media can be quite beneficial, particularly if you develop a plan and stick to it. I offer my...
[Avoid a Claim] When You Find Yourself Needing A Mentor, It’s Too Late
The other day I received a call from a lawyer I didn’t know seeking help regarding a legal issue I had no expertise in. He was in court, had stepped out for a bit, and called me wanting emergency legal advice on an issue he was going to speak to in 5 minutes. Unfortunately , despite the urgency in his voice I was powerless to help. What he needed was a lifeline. He needed a “phone-a-friend” expert in his field of law who was willing and able to help him at a moment’s notice. He needed a...