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] Practical Encryption: Emailing With Your Clients
Scenario:  You need to exchange sensitive documents with your client, but in the digital age, printing and mailing physical documents seems slow, expensive, and not exactly “green.” Typical Solution:  Virtually all lawyers rely on email as a primary communication tool, so when it comes time to send documents, they go right into email along with everything else. Problem: There are a number of practical reasons to be wary of sending documents via email (e.g. versioning, organization), but the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Saitou Itou and Hirose Electric Co
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Saitou Itou of Hirose Electric Co looking to retain him with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Steven Ronney
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Steven Ronney 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...
[The Last Word] Supreme Court Overturns Bayliss
If you regularly practice family law you probably already know that on October 4th the Alabama Supreme Court overturned Ex parte Bayliss, 550 So.2d 986 (1989) which had held that § 30-3-1 of the Code of Alabama, 1975, authorized a trial court in a divorce proceeding to order a non-custodial parent to pay college expenses for […]
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Free Law Practice Transition CLE
On November 1, the Oregon State Bar is offering a FREE Law Practice Transition CLE for lawyers who are interested in buying or selling a law practice.  Here is the announcement: The legal profession is undergoing a demographic shift as baby boomers … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Video: Technology-Assisted Review: What You Need to Know
Technology-assisted review (TAR) can drastically simplify the searching and reviewing of electronic documents. In this webinar from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by Catalyst, learn about TAR and when you should use it, discover what courts are saying about using TAR and understand how different goals for document review guide your choice of technology and workflow.   Thank you to our sponsor: For 15 years, Catalyst has been a pioneer in delivering secure, cloud-based...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO job opportunity: practicePRO Counsel
Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO®) is looking for a dynamic and resourceful team player for our practicePRO program, our internationally recognized risk management and claims prevention initiative. As practicePRO Counsel you will develop, implement and support all aspects of practicePRO operations. Responsibilities: Developing content on claims prevention and law practice management issues for LAWPRO and third-party publications, websites and blogs; Developing and creating risk...
[Law Technology Today] Intellectual Property: Law Practice Today, October 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. October’s edition focuses on intellectual property, discussing topics such as IP issues, patent law, and even comic books! Here are some highlights from this issue: The Management Challenge of Data Security and Privacy  “Technology has revolutionized the practice of law, but too many law offices are neglecting to adapt data...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
A lot of interesting stuff from around the LPM-o-sphere this week. Here are a few of my favorites: Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse published a short article on the importance of taking your clients’ satisfaction “temperature” each morning and addressing the small problems before they become big ones. Josh Poje writing for Law Technology Today shared three options for easily and inexpensively encrypting your firm’s backup files. Ron Friedmann of Prism Legal shared a live...
[Law Practice Advisor] If You Build It (Your Internet Presence), They Will Come: A Four-Meeting Group Series for Solo Practitioners
Whether you like it or not, an Internet presence is essential to your solo or small firm practice. This involves more than merely building a website.  It will require time and work on your part.  But, if you do it right, it will pay off in the long run.  Fortunately, we have a program that will help you gain the strategies and learn the technical aspects to create and build your Internet presence.  Beginning on November 1st, this four session group program presented by Lawyers Concerned for...