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] Too experienced to use a checklist? Quite the opposite
LAWPRO’s practicePRO program maintains an impressive online collection of law practice management resources, including precedents, sample retainers, business plan templates, and yes – checklists. Our most popular checklists include: Independent legal advice (ILA) checklist Domestic contract matter toolkit Commercial transaction checklist Risk-management checklist for sitting on a non-profit board Employee departure checklist These tools help lawyers organize, prioritize and track the steps...
[Law Technology Today] Coming soon: “Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers”
LP Publishing’s long awaited Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson is now available for pre-order at a 15% discount. The book will be published later this fall. Most lawyers now encounter PDFs, and many own Adobe Acrobat—the most widely used software for working with PDFs. But most attorneys are confused about how to work efficiently with PDFs. Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers is written for lawyers and legal professionals who want to be more organized by making...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of copyright agreement scam using the names Anthony Yu and Ikeda Publishing Co
Lawyers in Maine and New York have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Anthony Yu of Ikeda Publishing Co with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is...
[Law Technology Today] Dine Law’s Favorite Things
On September 9th, 105 days before Christmas, K-mart ran the first holiday commercial of the 2013 holiday season advertising its layaway program. That got us thinking and our hamsters mounted the wheel to bring you this post touting some of Dine Law’s* favorite technological things! We’ve put together a short list of six technologies that keep us motivated and engaged. In this two-part blog post we will share our thoughts on these items and perhaps they will end up on your holiday wish list....
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Funds handling – and the benefits of wire transfers
The recent increase in the number of frauds – many involving counterfeit financial instruments – have been a wake-up call to the bar on two fronts: First – fraudsters are targeting all lawyers, not only real estate practitioners. Formore on this, see the article Fraud: A growing problem affecting all lawyers in this issue. Second – that there is some confusion about how financial instruments move through the Canadian payments system and how lawyers can verify that funds deposited to their...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam using the names Miyahara Yu and GoerTek Inc
Four Ontario lawyers have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Miyahara Yu of GoerTek Inc with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is also part of...
[Law Technology Today] Become a Business Matchmaker by Sharing LinkedIn Profiles
You might be overlooking a simple, powerful feature of LinkedIn that will help you introduce two of your connections who don’t know each other, but should. A friend of mine (to protect his identity and introduce a bit of mystery into this post, let’s call him “A”) called me a few weeks ago to update me on his move to a new city. While we were talking, I realized I had another friend (let’s call him “B”) who would be a great person for A to talk to. I remembered that B was in the same state, but...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Will Your Law Firm Ban Google Glass?
Whether to ban Google Glass is undoubtedly not on your law firm's radar right now. Most of the partners have never heard of Google Glass. And the product is not even available to the public yet. Now it is only...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Will Your Law Firm Ban Google Glass?
Whether to ban Google Glass is undoubtedly not on your law firm's radar right now. Most of the partners have never heard of Google Glass. And the product is not even available to the public yet. Now it is only...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Will Your Law Firm Ban Google Glass?
Whether to ban Google Glass is undoubtedly not on your law firm's radar right now. Most of the partners have never heard of Google Glass. And the product is not even available to the public yet. Now it is only...