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] ABA TechShow – Ready and Waiting
The American Bar Association’s TechShow is THE place to be if you want to get up to speed on the latest gizmos,  trends and technologies deployed by law firms.  I look forward to it each year. I arose early this morning after a scant 1.5 hours of sleep — trying to clean up client work before departure — to make my way to Philly airport to catch a flight to Chicago. My suitcase came in at 48.5 lbs out of an allowable 50 lbs before a hefty $$ penalty applies.  So much for my...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Let’s get talking – A look at communications breakdowns
Humans communicate from the time they are infants until the day they die. At its heart, communication is all about the same thing – whether we speak, write, gesture, sign, listen, or tweet. It’s a way of telling someone something. So why, if lawyers have been communicating for as long as they have, are the majority of LAWPRO claims related to communication issues? To read the article click here or on the image above. The article orginally appeared in the the Fall 2011 “Communication...
[Avoid a Claim] Law firm pokes April Fool’s fun at online fraudsters
A comment left on this blog pointed us to a California firm’s Facebook page, in which they claim to be doing a lucrative business representing a particular woman who always seems to be having trouble with an ex-spouse… Thanks to Walsh and Walsh P.C. for the laugh.
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Rufus Young
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Rufus Young looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: From: RUFUS YOUNG [mailto:mr.young3@hotmail.com] Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:07 AM To...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Akio Ryo
Five Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Akio Ryo looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the email: From: Akio Ryo [mailto:akioryo11@gmail.com] Sent: April-01-13 3:42 PM To: Subject: Breach Of...
[Law Technology Today] In the Wake of Google Reader’s Retirement
If you are anything like me, you were quite disappointed to learn that as of July 1, 2013 Google Reader will retire.  My first thought was once Google Reader is gone, what do I do with those hundreds (if not thousands) of RSS feeds I have captured and managed via Google Reader.  Rather than rely solely on the petition to “Keep Google Reader Running”, I began to explore how I would save and export my feeds from Google Reader, and to seek alternatives to manage and read my feeds. First, I learned...
[The Last Word] Casemaker Mobile Apps Now Available
If you’ve been enjoying Casemaker, the free legal research service which is a benefit of Alabama State Bar membership, you’ll be glad to know that apps for your mobile devices are now available. Alabama State Bar members have been able to access Casemaker through their mobile browsers for a while, but Casemaker recently introduced native [...]
[Law Technology Today] Ask the LTRC at ABA TECHSHOW 2013
What exactly is cloud computing? Where do you start with social media for your law firm? How do you know if your anti-virus system is really working? Let the Legal Technology Resource Center answer all of your legal tech questions at our booth in the Expo Hall of ABA TECHSHOW 2013. The LTRC booth will be staffed with LTRC board members and tech experts, readily available to answer your legal tech questions. Can’t make it to our booth during the expo hall breaks? Submit your questions and view...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A Checklist for Avoiding Conflicts on Lateral Lawyer Transfers
Lateral hiring of partners or associates occurs at firms of every size, and is becoming far more common. In addition to reviewing the transferring lawyer’s credentials and suitability, the transferring lawyer and firm will need to identify and deal with potential conflicts of interest that may arise with respect to clients at the transferring lawyer’s previous firm, and in particular, clients for whom the transferring lawyer worked. This critical task is not as easy as it might seem on first...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour
Your entire practice is based on doing battle for your clients. Unfortunately, the issues that arise when it comes to assessing the value of these protective and beneficial services are a source of contention for both yourself and your clients. Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies that Work provides you with tools you can use in your practice to implement and evaluate alternative billing methods, including real case studies of lawyers and firms successfully using alternative...