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 I Use Wunderlist to Get Things Done
If you don’t know GTD and you are an attorney, you ought to. GTD stands for Getting Things Done, a method founded by David Allen to handle task management. The premise of his method might be described as “out of sight, out of mind,” that is to get information and ideas out of your head quickly and into a reliable system to alleviate stress and facilitate a clear focus on the present. In the age of uber connectedness and remote possibilities, multitasking is more than just tempting,...
[Reid My Blog] The Best Gifts for Lawyers All in One Place
There's definitely been an increase in the number of bloggers suggesting gift ideas for lawyers since I launched my first holiday gift guide for lawyers in 2005. This year there seems to be a good number of ideas in addition to mine, so I thought I'd highlight the best ones: My friends Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway at The Digital Edge have been suggesting gift ideas for a long time too, focussing on tech gifts for lawyers. Lots of great ideas in their 2014 edition including the Nod, Microsoft...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Avoiding Communciations Claims in Real Estate
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 Practice Tips Blog] Navigating the Changing Legal Landscape
The November 2014 issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal featured a theme of “Navigating the Changing Legal Profession.” There are a number of noteworthy articles contained in this issue and it is our pleasure to share them with you. Adapting...
[Law Technology Today] Preparing a Private Cloud Strategy: Free Webinar
The pros, cons, and ethical concerns of cloud computing have been discussed repeatedly in the legal profession. For many firms, the pros outweigh the cons, and the choice to migrate to the cloud has been made. This decision, however, creates new questions and additional options. For example: which cloud type is the best fit—public, private, or hybrid? Recently, there has been a shift away from in-house IT and more toward the private cloud. Should your firm follow suit? Don’t jump on the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Scanning Documents for eCourt
In my last two posts, I’ve discussed the 10 steps all practitioners should take to get ready for eCourt and how to manage the anxiety and stress of transitioning to the eCourt system. This week the focus is on two … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] How to Get More Out of Word With the Navigation Pane
One of the features in Word that I use often is the Navigation Pane. In Word 2013, it can be found under the View menu, highlighted in the image below. Check the box next to Navigation Pane in the Show section to reveal the Navigation Pane, which will appear as follows: Alternatively, you can type CTRL+F to bring up the Navigation Pane. Search for Text, Graphics, and More As you can see, the Navigation Pane provides you with a number of options. At the top is a search box which will allow you...
[Law Practice Advisor] Nostradami: Law Practice Management Predictions for 2015
#463907857 / gettyimages.com   That’s messed up, right? It’s almost 2015. I know, I’m shocked, too. Here’s my face. With 2015 (wait, what?!) rolling up around the corner, it’s time for the [FILL IN YEAR] predictions blog posts to be, um . . . posted. Let us enter upon the fray, courtesy of MyCase, which has recently listed no less (and no more) than 9 expert predictions on the (near) future of law practice management. Now, who’s making predictions? Lee Rosen? Jim Calloway? Susan Cartier...

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[Law Practice Advisor] Positive Stability in Law Firms: How the Ship is Righted
#81990495 / gettyimages.com More often associated with the vacillations of a law firm is a term like ‘ebb and flow’; ‘steadiness’ is the less regularly attached descriptor. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should let the car steer you. Or, the ship. In nautical terminology, positive stability describes the tendency of a ship to right itself, when inclined. Obviously, as a sailor, or sea captain, it is important to be sure that your vessel is hueing straight through the water. Not that the...
[Law Technology Today] Two Months Later, Still Thinking of the Clio Cloud Conference
Reflections on the Clio Cloud Conference remain in the forefront of my practice, even two months later. I attended so many great sessions at Clio Con. It was difficult to decide which sessions would take priority, but here are some of my takeaways from the sessions I did attend.  What is so cool to me is that even two months later, I am still thinking about all of the things I learned and how I can keep using what I learned to grow. Day 1 Jack Newton, Keynote Hearing Jack Newton speak was kind...