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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Know Anyone Doing Something Truly Spectacular in Legal? Nominate Them for a COLPM InnovAction Award
The College of Law Practice Management (“COLPM”), an international organization honoring excellence and innovation in law practice management, is calling for entries for its 2014 InnovAction Awards. The awards seek lawyers, law firms, law departments, and other legal services professionals worldwide who have invented or successfully applied new business practices to the delivery of legal services. The goal of the InnovAction Awards is to demonstrate to the legal community and beyond the power...
[Avoid a Claim] Malpractice insurance in foreign jurisdictions: An update
In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine LAWPRO Magazine articles we highlighted malpractice insurance issues in other countries around the world. In the June 2014 issue we provide an overview of the recent experiences in England, Wales and Ireland, where a transition from mandatory programs to the open commercial market occurred. Click here (or on the image above) to read the article.
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] The Healthy Lawyer: The importance of finding your Zen moment.
How you start your day will dictate the events that follow. Facing life’s daily challenges isn’t something you master, it’s something you practice. For me, I have found one exercise that’s helped me deal with whatever falls in my path that day. I found my Zen moment. For years I told people I don’t have […]
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Jinghua Su
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Jinghua Su looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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...
[Law Technology Today] NetDocuments Secures $25 Million from Frontier Capital to Fuel Growth in the Legal Document Management Market
Investment Represents Frontier’s Confidence in NetDocuments and Its Target Market July 15, 2014, LEHI, UT – NetDocuments, the leader in cloud-based document and email management, announced a strategic partnership with Frontier Capital, securing a $25 million equity investment to accelerate NetDocument’s increasing growth across the legal market. “It’s exciting to see the rate of adoption increase in recent years as law firms begin to move from traditional, server-based document management to...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening – Accounting Manager, Law Firm
Immediate job opening:  A Montgomery County, PA law firm has an opening for an Accounting Manager. The responsibilities include overall direction and supervision of accounting operations, general ledger, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, banking, cash receipts, collections and billing. Federal, State and Local tax reporting, preparing financial plans and annual budgets, and managing accounting staff. The desired candidate should possess previous experience in...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] T-Shaped Lawyers and Sea Monsters
The annual Big Ideas issue of Law Practice Magazine is officially a “big deal.” Some of you will recall that I spent much time last year promoting the 2013 Big Ideas issue of Law Practice Magazine. (I served as a...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Simultaneously Acting for Members of Same Family Is More Risky
Many lawyers assume that simultaneously acting for members of the same family and their business or corporate entities is relatively safe from fraud and conflicts issues. After all, the parties all know each other and everyone is on good terms. Unfortunately, this is just not the case. An analysis of LAWPRO claims files tell us that there is actually a greater likelihood of a fraud or conflicts of interest issue when clients are related to or know each other. Understanding when and why...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Internet Branding for Lawyers
An effective law firm brand and a compelling website are two of the most critical aspects of law firm marketing, as they can have a tremendous impact on new client development and revenue. How can lawyers create an effective brand and website that will deliver new clients? What works well, and what aspects of the “traditional” website approach used by most firms should be avoided? Internet Branding for Lawyers: Building the Client-Centered Website provides step-by-step direction on...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Calling all Marion and Polk County Lawyers
On Saturday, July 26 the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) and Willamette University College of Law (WUCL) are hosting a FREE shred event in Salem at the university.  All Marion and Polk county lawyers are encouraged to participate.  For details, including … Continue reading →