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] The Paper Tiger is an Endangered Species
The paper vs. paperless debate continues into the 21st century, but in reality we are all slouching into the paperless arena – for good or bad, and whether we like it or not. History It started in the late seventies with the law office word processors, which evolved to the PC desktop in the eighties.  Floppy disks morphed to small hard disks (although they were still called “floppy”). We saved all our documents on “floppies” in those days. The floppies evolved to CD’s which held a lot more data...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Progress Update: Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Program
Originally posted on NWSidebar:The first courses for legal technicians are being taught. Learn more about the next steps and how the legal community is reacting. As you may recall, the Supreme Court adopted the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT)…
[Law Technology Today] Dispatch from Chicago Techweek
It’s been a week-long celebration of the Chicago startup and tech scene. A kick-off party and boat cruise, to office tours of Uber, SproutSocial and Vibes, to name a few. It’s hard not to get swept up in the energy and excitement of Chicago’s startup scene. Parties and tours aside, the meet of Chicago Techweek is a three day conference, divided into Summits. DevSummit Edu&Work Elevate FashionTech Finance 2.0 Future of Media InfoTech SocialInnovation Startup WellTech Most...
[Law Technology Today] Video: How to Vacation as a Lawyer
Although many lawyers may have their doubts or concerns about taking time off, even a quick vacation can do wonders for overall health and wellness. Considering the prevalence of depression and suicide within the legal profession, more lawyers should be finding – or making – time to get away from the office. In this webinar hosted by the Legal Technology Resource Center, discover simple steps you can take to schedule your vacation, pull in outside help in your absence, and even...
[Avoid a Claim] Can a criminal conviction make your client inadmissible for residency/citizenship?
Where a client charged with a serious crime is a non-citizen of Canada and is hoping to obtain resident status, criminal lawyers should be aware that recent changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) raise special plea and sentencing considerations. The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act On June 19, 2013, amendments to the IRPA made by Bill C-43, the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, came into force. Among other things, the amendments render inadmissible – without...
[Law Technology Today] New Book Alert: “Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients”
The ABA Law Practice Division is delighted to announce the publication of Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients.  The use of alternative fee arrangements by lawyers and the demand for those arrangements by clients is increasing. How are you and your law firm addressing this threat to the billable hour? Are you prepared to recognize that value is not measured in one-tenth-of-an-hour increments? Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients addresses how large firm,...
[Law Technology Today] Tell your Story at ABA TECHSHOW 2015
Watching the Google I/O live stream, TED and TEDx talks and others, who hasn’t thought: “Why don’t I do that?” Reasons start popping into your head, and you go back to the brief, back to the game or return to enjoying your vacation. The thought still percolates, simmers, eats at the corners of your mind. You do want do to that. You do want to share your knowledge, tell stories of the lessons you’ve learned and make your stamp on the legal tech scene. Stop debating...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Golden Moment: Handling Client Complaints
♫ Through the fire and the flames we carry on! ♫ Lyrics and music by: Herman Li, ZP Theart, Sam Totman, Vadim Pruzhaniov, recorded by Dragonforce.   Jo DeMars, of NetNeutrals (www.netneutrals.com)  spoke at the 2014 Online Dispute Resolution Forum at Hastings College of Law at the University of California in San Francisco.  This post is based on her most excellent presentation on Wednesday June 25, 2014. While her comments were presented in the context of resolving disputes that arise in...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Does Your Bookkeeper Know IOLTA?
Originally posted on NWSidebar:Keeping the books and IOLTA record keeping aren’t the same. Here are important considerations when hiring a bookkeeper. Keeping the books and IOLTA record keeping aren’t the same. Here are important considerations when hiring a bookkeeper.…
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Suijin Mikoto and Shuilee Chemical Company
A Texas firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Suijin Mikoto of Shuilee Chemical Company looking to retain them 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...