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 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...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Asked to Swear an Affidavit to Support a Former Criminal Client’s Appeal? Call Your E&O Insurer First.
This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer and policy analyst at LAWPRO. From a malpractice claims perspective, criminal law may not be as safe an area of practice as you might think: LAWPRO sees over 30 criminal law claims per year on average. These claims are sometimes complicated by steps taken by lawyers who take certain dangerous DIY steps in the name of claim “self-repair”. One of the most common bases for claims against criminal lawyers is “ineffective assistance of counsel”. This...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Introduction to Law Firm Practice
Navigating your way through a law firm practice can be overwhelming, especially in larger firms. A firm is made up of equity and non-equity partners, senior attorneys, senior associates, “Of Counsel” designates, associates, and interns, in addition to the paralegals, managers, and support staff that all help make a law firm run effectively and efficiently. Introduction to Law Firm Practice, is a systematic study of how lawyers practice law at private firms and will help you...
[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...