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 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-...
[The Last Word] E-filing Giving You Fits? We’ve Got Help!
Unfortunately, e-filing is now mandatory and there’s no going back. If you are struggling to develop the skills and procedures needed to implement e-filing in your office, or if you want to improve your existing technology skills, we can help. Next Tuesday morning, September 24th, at 8:00 am the Alabama State Bar will present a […]
[Avoid a Claim] From TitlePLUS Today: Title Insurance – Not a Panacea for Due Diligence
This article is by Nadia Dalimonte, claims counsel at LAWPRO. Obtaining title insurance in connection with the purchase of property has become the norm to the point that title insurance is on most real estate lawyers’ standard checklist of items to use when acting on a real estate transaction. It is important to keep in mind that, while title insurance shields buyers from many of the major risks that can affect the ownership and/or future marketability of title to a property, it is not without...
[Law Technology Today] LinkedIn Pages for Law Firms
LinkedIn’s Company Pages feature is a tool law firms can use to promote the firm and its lawyers, attract qualified prospects for job openings within the firm or to engage with clients, potential clients and referral sources. When the firm creates a Company Page, all employees of the firm who have Profiles on LinkedIn will automatically be attached to the firm’s Company Page, giving those Profiles additional exposure. Having a Page for your firm on LinkedIn provides a vehicle to provide firm-...
[The Last Word] I’m sorry, you’re breaking up!
As lawyers – like the rest of the general public – have come to rely more and more on mobile phones to communicate, we frequently find ourselves either being unable to hear someone who is calling us or, worse, being told that we can’t be heard or understood. If you constantly use your mobile phone […]
[Law Practice Matters] The New Evernote Web Clipper for Google Chrome
I’ve been a user of both Evernote and Google Chrome for some time. I spend a lot of time on the internet reading about technology and law practice management and my research style is disorganized and desultory. While I’m working on one subject, I often come across items I want to come back to later. Evernote, and in particular its browser extension, Web Clipper, are a perfect match for me. Except for one thing: the Web Clipper was clunky and difficult to use. Until now. The new...