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] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Passing the Torch Without Getting Burned
For law firms, succession is a fact of life: founding partners retire, rainmakers depart, and in the meantime, client relationships must be preserved. Passing the Torch without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning is a comprehensive examination of the key economic issues typically encountered by law firms when they consider how partners end their careers, as they inevitably must. Peter Giuliani, an experienced law-firm management consultant, illustrates...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Tired of Touchy Touchscreens?
Here is an incredibly simple tip that will “erase” your frustration:  use your trusty Ticonderoga!  Never again will I approach our Xerox WorkCentre without one of these in my hand.  Here’s why: Touchscreen technology is wonderful … on my iPad … Continue reading →
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2013 Pacific Legal Technology Conference goes National
♫ Innovate and stimulate minds Travel the world and penetrate the times Innovate and stimulate minds For now I appreciate this moment in time…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Hard Driver. The 2013 edition of The Pacific Legal Technology Conference, Canada’s first and foremost conference on all aspects of legal technology, will feature two major new developments this year! First: This year’s conference will be webcast….all three concurrent tracks in the morning and in...
[Law Practice Advisor] Breaking Bad: Relaying Unfortunate Results to Clients
Unless you’re Kevin Lomax in ‘Devil’s Advocate’, there is a strong likelihood that, at some point, you will not receive the result that you and your client had hoped for, at which point you’ll have to be the bearer of some bad news. But, even if that unfortunate event leads to a final, negative determination in the case, you’ll want to deliver bad news in such a way that you can preserve the relationship with your client, either for purposes of securing future work referrals, or in order to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Caroline Ditlefsen of Knardrupveg and Malov Byvej
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Caroline Ditlefsen of Knardrupveg and Malov Byvej with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Caroline Ditlefsen To: Date: 20/06/2013 09:30 PM Subject: Contract Negotiation We were refer to your firm by American Bar...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Sample associate agreement
As a supplement to the Managing the Finances of Your Practice booklet, practicePRO made available a sample agreement to be used when associates join a firm. A written agreement helps to ensure that everyone knows exactly the terms of the arrangements between them – the expectations, the consequences and the means to implement those consequences. Negotiating such an agreement in advance is often far easier than sorting out the issues later. And in the long-term, having a common framework of...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Protect Your Data (from Snoops and others…)
♫ Got a secret Can you keep it? Swear this one you’ll save Better lock it in your pocket…♫ Music, lyrics and recorded by The Pierces.   (This post was just posted to Slawtips.ca and I thought it fit here as well). Prism, the National Security Electronic Surveillance program operated by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) has caught a great deal of press lately.  This surveillance program has raised questions as to how individuals can protect their data from...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] You Need a Vacation!
Vacation?  No way, no how.  I can’t afford it.  I’m too busy.  I don’t have anyone to cover my cases. Well, I know how you feel.  Getting away does takes effort, but then most things do.  The important point here?  … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Plan your CPD year and maximize your learning
Lawyers in Ontario are now familiar with the Law Society’s requirement that they complete a minimum number of hours of continuing professional development programming each year. As the law grows ever more complex, CPD supports lawyers’ ongoing competency and helps them build practical skills that will can benefit both their clients and their own careers. This spring, the Law Society introduced changes to the CPD requirements, providing more flexibility in terms of the kind of content that...
[Law Technology Today] Market Your Practice Online with Stephanie Kimbro’s New Guide
LPM Publishing is delighted to announce that The Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer’s Guide to the Online Legal Marketplace by Stephanie L. Kimbro has been published. There is a revolution occurring in the delivery of legal services in the United States. Consumers in need of personal and business legal assistance are turning to the Internet to find lawyers, just like they shop online to buy consumer products. Firms that lack a compelling online marketing presence will lose out on clients and...