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] Changes to LinkedIn Contacts and Inbox
LinkedIn is rolling out changes to its interface faster than we can keep up. Last month we talked about LinkedIn Intro and the potential security problems associated with it. This month we cover two other recent changes that involve your connections and how you communicate with them on LinkedIn. LinkedIn Inbox                    Last week, LinkedIn announced a new look for your Inbox (you can find you Inbox by clicking on the message icon that looks like an envelope on the top right of the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] iPad for Lawyers CLE from Oklahoma Bar Association (12/18/13)
Tom Mighell will be joining me tomorrow (12/18/13) at noon CST for an informative webcast and online demonstration about the various ways that a lawyer can use an iPad in law practice. Tom has authored 3 books for the ABA...
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Lock Down Your Browser and Avoid Surfing Dangers
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Ayesha Khand
Three U.S. lawyers and one in Ontario have notified us that they received an email from the purported Shizuko Newberg 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...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Draw Clients a Roadmap to Avoid Communication Claims
This article by Nora Rock, corporate writer & policy anylist at LAWPRO, appeared in the December 2013 edition of the LAWPRO Magazine. All Magazine articles can be found at www.lawpro.ca/magazinearchives Our readers should now be well aware that problems with lawyer-client communication are the number one cause of malpractice claims. Managing communication takes patience and effort: at one extreme of the spectrum, responding to calls and messages from clients who want constant contact can be...
[Law Technology Today] ABA TECHREPORT 2013: Budgeting and Planning for Technology
The American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center has launched the ABA TECHREPORT 2013. This comprehensive publication is a compilation of 10 articles analyzing lawyers’ use of the latest technology. Each of the 10 articles is written by a legal technology expert using relevant data from the 2013 Legal Technology Survey Report. Some of the topics covered include mobile, cloud computing, hardware, social media, litigation, training, security and research and budgets. The LTRC has...
[Avoid a Claim] Ontario lawyer puts practicePRO Library book to good use in court
London lawyer Daniel Mailer, of Cram & Associates, borrowed iPad for Litigators on One Hour from the practicePRO Lending library last month. He tells us that the book helped inspire him to try using the iPad in court on a personal injury (dog-bite) case. By being able to use the iPad in conjuction with the courtroom TV screen, he was able to easily show graphic images of the injuries his client sustained. The result was an award of damages above the normal range. Mr Mailer feels that...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Getting Ready for Year End
With all the demands on our time during the holiday season it’s easy to push aside the task of getting records organized for year-end.  But doing so is an absolute necessity – especially for the sole practitioner.  Here is some solid … Continue reading →
[The Last Word] You Gotta Read This!
The end of the year is a great time for “best of” lists, such as movies or books. Not to be left out, here are my picks for the best of the many great books that we’ve added to the PMAP Checkout Library this year: Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson […]
[Law Practice Advisor] Middle of the Road: The Treatment of Flat Fees
Fork in the Road (Photo credit: Flicktone) As clients demand further cost certainty from their attorneys, it appears that offers of alternative fee arrangements (which I am defining here, generally, as non-billable hour models) are beginning to affect law firm choice .  Certainly, there are a number of alternative fee arrangements that lawyers may utilize, or derive; and, the flat fee option, and its derivatives, are some ones.  In fact, some practitioners (estate planners, for example) have...