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

[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...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] How to unshorten and shorten links
You might be familiar with shortened links from social media or email. They’re handy for keeping things tidy and within a character limit, but you can’t see what you’re clicking on. What if the link is malicious or just a waste of time? Turn that short link into a long link with unshort.me and see […]
[Law Technology Today] Murnane Brandt’s Journey to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
I’m the IT manager for Murnane Brandt, a nationally recognized law firm founded in 1940 that’s known for its successful complex litigation practice and strong business department. Our headquarters are in St. Paul, Minnesota, and we have branch offices in Bismarck, North Dakota and Hudson, Wisconsin. With more than 80 attorneys and staff, our goal is to provide desktops that are more reliable and easier to support, while also reducing the risk of sensitive client information being lost or stolen...
[Avoid a Claim] New Rule Designates Certain Counties as the Place to Bring Mortgage Proceedings
Rule 13.1.01(3) of the Rules of Civil Procedure comes into effect on March 31, 2015 and requires that mortgage proceedings be commenced in the county that the regional senior judge, in the region where the property is located, designates for such claims. Pursuant to this authority, each Regional Senior Judge of the Superior Court of Justice has designated certain counties as the place to commence mortgage proceedings brought in each region. Notice of these court locations appears in the...
[Law Technology Today] LegalTech New York Recap and the Current State of Smartwatches
In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Tom Mighell interviews Dennis Kennedy about LegalTech New York 2015, covering highlights from the show and what this year’s event might tell us about future trends in legal technology. As always, e-discovery was a big topic, with an estimated 54% of the vendors falling within the e-discovery category. Kennedy speculates that information governance will be a focus for 2015 as the legal community shifts toward records management, predictive coding,...
[Avoid a Claim] Don’t Let Fear Take Over Your Practice
Recently I experienced a night of cold sweats, anxiety, and dread. It all began with a family ski trip to Radium, Alberta. We were looking forward to enjoying the hot springs, the bighorn sheep, and the majesty of the Canadian Rockies. While there we planned to spend some time at the local ski resort. When we saw that the weather was going to be sunny and clear all week, we decided to spend a day at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. For those non-skiers out there, Kicking Horse is known as a mecca...