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] Communications breakdowns: When a lawyer doesn’t care
Why, if lawyers are supposed to be good communicators, are the majority of LAWPRO claims related to communication issues? In 2014, for example, the broad category of communications accounted for about almost a third of claims reported and claims costs. We asked some lawyers to give their opinions on how lawyer-client communications can break down. Appearance matters: Empathy is important How can lawyers understand what clients truly want if they don’t listen? And how can lawyers listen if...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Your Engagement Letter is Not a “One Size Fits All” Bucket
What a Good Engagement Letter Can Do Engagement letters are an essential tool in the lawyer’s toolkit.  Done correctly, they set the stage for the lawyer-client relationship, provide clarity, and minimize misunderstandings. The best engagement letters follow a predictable formula: … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] 2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: Kevin O’Keefe
View image | gettyimages.com   This week, at the LOMAP Blog, we will be offering daily profiles of prominent speakers presenting at our annual marketing conference. We continue today with Kevin O’Keefe, founder and CEO of LexBlog. Kevin will talk about ‘How Blogging Will Help You to Realize Your Dreams’, in the afternoon. The 2015 ‘Super Marketing Conference’ will be held next week, Thursday, June 4, in Boston, Massachusetts, at MCLE. The event is presented by LOMAP and the American Bar...

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[Law Technology Today] Small Law Practice Management Software is in the Clouds
Software is heading to the cloud, and that’s a good thing, right? While there may be more hosted software solutions for law firm practice management than ever before, there are still many solo/small law firms undecided about whether to take the plunge into cloud computing. There is a consistent uptick of migration to the cloud, and 31% of lawyers surveyed for the 2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report are using cloud-based services, an increase of 10% over the year prior. Benefits of Cloud...
[Law Practice Advisor] 2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: Ed Walters
View image | gettyimages.com   This week, at the LOMAP Blog, we will be offering daily profiles of prominent speakers presenting at our annual marketing conference. We begin with Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase. Ed will talk about ‘A Start-Up Marketing Success Story’ during lunch, which will be provided to attendees. The 2015 ‘Super Marketing Conference’ will be held next week, Thursday, June 4, in Boston, Massachusetts, at MCLE. The event is presented by LOMAP and the American Bar...

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[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] New LAWPRO Resource for Wills & Estates Lawyers: A Malpractice Claims Fact Sheet
With such a large amount of claims prevention information available in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets to help lawyers in their day-to-day practice and as well as CPD providers, who could use them developing their program material or as handouts. The latest in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers wills & estates law. The sheets includes quick claims facts, the main causes of claims against lawyers, hot topics...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Sabrina Taylor
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Sabrina Taylor looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is a classic 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 debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits For Your Holiday
Memorial Day. Good day to kick back, relax, put some steaks on the grill, and toast to the start of summer. While enjoying the day, here are some great reads you may have missed in recent months: Women You Need to Know: In Law and Technology What is the Future of Law as it Converges with Technology? 5 Ways to Manage Data Chaos Seeing the Law Through a Coder’s Eyes Q&A: Lawyer as Entrepreneur Legal Appathon at ABA TECHSHOW 5 Things to Consider when Reviewing BYOD Policies Law Firm...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Get on Track (With Track Changes)
Microsoft Word provides a handy feature for document collaboration called “Track Changes”. Used by professionals the world over, this functionality has many benefits and a few pitfalls. For instance, when receiving a document that has Track Changes enabled it is often difficult to read because of all the markup. Did you know that you can […]
[Avoid a Claim] Risk management strategies to reduce your risk of a claim under the new Rule 48.14
Effective January 1, 2015, a new Rule 48.14 brought significant changes to the administrative dismissal regime in Ontario. After several hundred claims and more than $7 million in claims costs over the last three years, LAWPRO was happy to see old Rules 48.14 and 48.15 revoked. However, while LAWPRO believes the new rule will stem the tide of administrative dismissal-related claims under the old rules, there is no doubt that the changed deadlines, processes and transition provisions under the...