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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] Secure Passwords
♫ Password, please use the password It opens the door to my heart…♫ Password, recorded by Kitty Wells.   The writer spoke yesterday at the Privacy and Access 20/20:  A New Vision for Information Rights‘ workshop on Legal Ethics dealing with issues of privacy, security and technology for lawyers and their clients.  The writer spoke along with Dr. Benjamin Goold, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean Academic Affairs, University of British Columbia and Tamara Hunter,...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Why the LAWPRO base premium is only the start of the story
Why is Ontario lawyers’ professional liability insurance more expensive than other provinces’? It’s a legitimate question, and easy enough to formulate. The answer is either very simple or very complicated and detailed, because it means comparing apples to oranges. Click here (or on the image above) to read the full article, which originally appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. All past issues of LAWPRO Magazine can be found at www.lawpro.ca/magazinearchives
[Law Technology Today] A New Paradigm in Technology Conferences
At the end of September, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever Clio Cloud Conference, now known as ClioCon, in beautiful downtown Chicago. As with everything Clio does, this conference was over the top. From a fantastic venue and incredible food to excellent speakers and an extraordinarily engaged audience, Clio’s first appearance in the conference arena should have other conferences looking to see what they did and how to replicate it. Many would consider this conference a typical...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Lawyers: What You Don’t Know About HIPAA Could Hurt You
Do you receive, use, store, or transmit personal health information (PHI) on behalf of clients?  If so, you are a “business associate” under HIPAA.  As a business associate, lawyers must implement privacy and security programs to protect against improper use … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to Records Management & Retention
Most lawyers know intuitively how important timely access to the right information is to their work. On the other hand, most lawyers have little or no knowledge or interest in filing systems and methods, indexing, database architecture and other mundane issues that enable records management as a practice tool. This book is intended to address the issues arising from the need to manage records and information in a law office and use records management as a tool for: improving risk management...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] practicePRO 15th Anniversary Pullout in the New LAWPRO Magazine
Over the last 15 years, praticePRO, LAWPRO's risk and practice management program, has produced a large collection of tools and resources aimed at helping lawyers avoid malpractice claims. The September 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine celebrates practicePRO's 15th birthday and contains a pull-out (www.practicepro.ca/15thpullout) that has our best claims prevention content in in a convenient 4-page format. Here's what you'll find in the pull-out (which uses '15' as a...
[Law Technology Today] Technology-Assisted Review: What You Need to Know
With its ability to cut review costs by 50-70%, technology-assisted review, or TAR (known broadly as predictive coding), is a litigation game-changer. TAR assists attorneys by simplifying and better managing the process of searching and reviewing information stored electronically, regardless of case size. In this 30 minute presentation sponsored by Catalyst, compare the effectiveness of TAR and older review methods such as manual review or keywords, and learn practical considerations for...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Video of Keynote by Stephen Mayson at the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference
The College of Law Practice Management’s held its 5th Futures Conference last Friday and Saturday at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to work and personal commitments. However, those of us who missed it are in luck as the presentations were recorded and are available online. If you listen to any of the sessions from the conference, I strongly recommend you listen to Stephen Mayson’s keynote: The Future of Law – Who Will Perform It? Who Will Regulate It?...
[Law Practice Advisor] Purview Preview: The Future of Massachusetts Legal Ethics
On July 11, 2013, the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct published for public comment its proposed revisions to those rules. You were probably on vacation. Only, this is important. The Committee has suggested extensive revisions to the Rules (the most sweeping since the adoption of the majority of the current rule set in 1998) based on changes to the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct wrought by the ABA’s Ethics...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Google Maps – Can Your Clients Find You There?
Every day millions of Canadians go to Google to look things up. In many cases people don’t even bother with the yellow pages any more – they go straight to Google. Some of those people are looking for legal information or a lawyer. For this reason, it is important to increase your visibility in the Google search engine and its various other tools. Google Maps is one of the best places you can do that. You can find Google Maps by going to Google (www.google.ca) and clicking on the Maps link at...