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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] October is the Time to Report Abandoned Funds
Are you holding unclaimed or abandoned client funds in your trust account?  If the answer is yes, October is the month to pay the funds over to the bar and send the paperwork to the Department of State Lands. What … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Oh, Snap! Video Made Simple
As an addendum to last month’s blog about videos, I am very pleased to share with you my most recent technological discovery…the Vsnap. I’ve devoted some time to researching the easiest and best options for filming and editing videos for online distribution. Frankly, shooting long videos and editing them can be a time-consuming process. That doesn’t even take into account the time spent creating a script for what you are going to say or even just brainstorming topics. This is where Vsnap comes...
[Law Practice Advisor] Reversal of Fortune: Client Relations Turn on Customer Appreciation
Service providers must walk a thin line when it comes to customer service. On the one hand, your clients need your services; on the other hand, they could very easily choose someone else to do the work. Regardless of the work you put in marketing your practice, and the potential inevitability of the client’s choice, you must always keep in mind that you can lose business, including potential future referrals, if you do not care for the clients that you have. That is why client relations are so...
[Law Technology Today] 2013 Legal Technology Surveys Say…
The end of summer marks the release of two legal-tech surveys that create the benchmark for solos and firms on legal technology practices and spending. The ILTA / InsideLegal Technology Survey and the ABA Legal Technology Survey Report define key trends and give lawyers a look at the current state of legal technology. On this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the highlights and conclusions of each survey and what they mean for today’s and tomorrow’s...
[Law Technology Today] Staffing and HR: Law Practice Today, September 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. September’s edition focuses on staffing and HR, discussing topics such as management, communication, social media background screens, and generational differences. Here are some highlights from this issue: The Dos and Don’ts of Conducting a Legal, Yet Helpful, Social Media Background Screen “Employers are increasingly...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
A lot happened this week in the LPM-o-sphere. Here are a few of my favorites: Online privacy has become an even hotter topic in the post-Snowden world. Sarah Downey of The Online Privacy Blog offers 5 Simple Privacy Tips for Instant Improvements. Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse explains his reasoning for which cloud-based practice management system you should choose. As the Affordable Care Act looms, Attorney at Work featured an “Ask the Experts” column in which firm administrator,...
[Avoid a Claim] I’m an in-house lawyer. What does my LAWPRO Run-Off coverage cover?
Ontario lawyers who work as in-house counsel can apply for exemption from the requirement to carry the standard LAWPRO professional liability insurance coverage that is mandatory for lawyers in private practice. In general, responsibility for the cost of any claims made against in-house lawyers for work performed while an employee is assumed by the corporate employer. In-house lawyers who are exempt on this basis pay no premiums while exempt, but enjoy the standard LAWPRO Run-Off coverage of $...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers”
With over 1.2 million licensed attorneys in the United States, how do lawyers stand out from their fellow practitioners and get jobs, promotions, clients, and referrals? To survive and thrive, lawyers must develop their own intentional personal brand to distinguish themselves from the competition. In Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers, personal branding expert and experienced attorney Katy Goshtasbi explains how attorneys can highlight their unique talents and abilities, manage their...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam using the names Terumaro Hiramota and ALC Press Inc
A Californa firm has reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Osamu Tezuka Makoto of ALC Press 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...
[Law Technology Today] Trends in Virtual and Online Lawyering
What, exactly, is virtual lawyering? What is the growth potential in this type of practice? Is it a viable business model for lawyers? Those are the questions that Sharon Nelson, Jim Calloway, and guest Bob Ambrogi discuss on the latest episode of The Digital Edge podcast.  Listen as they discuss the results of the 2013 Legal Technology Survey Report, the current state of virtual lawyering, and why clients may be ready for elawyering even of lawyers aren’t. Guest Bob Ambrogi is the co-...