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] Two Questions about the Law, from Technori’s Big Data and the Cloud Pitch Night
It’s not every day you get to hear Dag Kittlaus, the creator of Siri, speak. He gave the keynote at the recent Technori Pitch night, walking us through the story of Siri, posing some thoughts about the future and how Chicago can continue to “think big.” Google’s driverless cars were a staple, and given the news about them lately, isn’t surprising. What most struck me, though, were the statistics. 800,000 miles driven without an accident, without a fatality. He...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2013
Take control of your e-mail, calendar, to-do list, and more with The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2013. This essential guide summarizes the most important new features in the newest version of Microsoft Outlook and provides practical tips that will promote organization and productivity in your law practice. Written specifically for lawyers by a twenty-year veteran of law office technology, this book will help you: Clean up your inbox and organize e-mail messages Manage...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Simultaneously Acting for Members of the Same Family Is More Risky
Many lawyers assume that simultaneously acting for members of the same family and their business or corporate entities is relatively safe from fraud and conflicts issues. After all, the parties all know each other and everyone is on good terms. Unfortunately, this is just not the case. An analysis of LAWPRO claims files tell us that there is actually a greater likelihood of a fraud or conflicts of interest issue when clients are related to or know each other. Understanding when and why...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening – Senior Associate in Estate Admin & Probate
Job opportunity!  Wolf, Baldwin, a busy, 8 attorney law firm in Pottstown, Montgomery County (additional offices in Reading and West Chester) seeks a senior associate with significant experience in estate administration and probate to manage their well-established estate planning and probate practice.  This is a great opportunity for a solo attorney tired of management headaches, or an attorney in a larger firm who wants to work in a more close-knit environment.  Strong computer skills a must...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Use Strikingly to Enhance Your Job Search
Looking for a job?  Stand out from other candidates by creating your own personal Web site with Strikingly.  Simply create a login, then choose from one of six templates under the Personal tab or scroll to the bottom of the page … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Systems Thinking in a Legal Practice
I heard a story of a young partner, we’ll call him Steve, who has an annoyance in the form of secretary chatter outside of his office. These two offending secretaries sat near each other and their chatter distracted poor Steve. Of course, the solution for Steve was to have one of them moved. This angered much of the secretarial pool as those who weren’t moved had to go to further lengths for their down time chit chat. It also angered Jon, another young partner, who now had the idle chit chat...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Bertrand Pivin and Capio AB
An Alberta firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Bertrand Pivin of Capio AB Ltd 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 more of an...
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[Law Technology Today] Tips for Effective Use of PowerPoint
Excerpted and adapted from PowerPoint in One Hour for Lawyers by Paul J. Unger, now available from the ABA Law Practice Division. Don’t Overuse PowerPoint No technology replaces the vividness of one’s own imagination! You do not need a graphic or slide for every single thought or idea. This can water down your message and overload the jury with verbal and visual information. Always ask yourself, “Does this slide advance the ball, or is it better to state the information?”   Don’t Misuse...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Emi Mutsuto
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Emi Mutsuto looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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 debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud...