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] Managing Email with Rules and Quick Steps in Outlook 2013
Although email is supposed to make communication quicker and easier, it can often complicate things instead. Most lawyers have email clutter. Many have inboxes with thousands of messages in them. Email has become a major clutter and productivity obstacle. Two ways to help manage that avalanche of email if you use Outlook are using Rules and Quick Steps. Using Outlook Rules Outlook uses “rules” to automate common tasks. They’re easy to create and can be used to streamline common e-mail-related...
[Law Practice Advisor] Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tips
English: Description: Social Networking Source: own work Author: koreshky Date: 12/10/2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Referral marketing, as opposed to direct marketing, targets people with the potential to send you business. Successful firms rely on a high percentage of referrals to keep their practice booming. A referral network must be developed and maintained. And merely going to a networking event and meeting some people won’t cut it. Here are five best practice referral marketing...
[Avoid a Claim] Past 40 years marked by a changing mix of lawyers
Ontario’s legal profession has experienced significant changes over the last 40 years. In the mid-1970s a critical mass of women began joining the profession in record numbers. Then, in the 1980s, lawyers from Aboriginal, Francophone and equality-seeking communities began entering the profession. Today, the province’s legal profession continues to grow and evolve at a rapid rate. As part of its commitment to promote equality and diversity in the legal profession, and to ensure that the Ontario...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Fumio Okazaki and Leejing Chemicals
A New York firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Fumio Okazaki of Leejing Chemicals 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...
[Law Technology Today] Challenges of Mobile Devices, BYOD and eDiscovery
The use and capability of mobile devices has increased exponentially over the past few years. There are nearly 7 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, estimates The International Telecommunication Union. This is equivalent to 95.5 percent of the world population (1). Mobile devices are being utilized as a means of communication and as data stores in workplaces worldwide. As a result, mobile devices have become a popular topic within the eDiscovery market procreating unique challenges that...
[Avoid a Claim] When waiving a search comes back to haunt you
How a client perceives a lawyer’s role in a transaction often depends on the client’s experience. At one end of the spectrum, a new homebuyer may believe that the lawyer will not only navigate the process, but will also personally shield the client from all risks. At the other extreme, a sophisticated businessperson may urge a lawyer to “rubber stamp” a deal the client has brokered. The wise lawyer will, however, refuse to be either insurer or pawn. When it comes to doing due diligence − and...
[Law Technology Today] In Brief: iOS 8
Apple released iOS 8, “the biggest iOS release ever,” and as with most Apple releases everyone went for it at the same time. If you’re still waiting for the download, here are some posts that explain what you’ll get. Oh, but read this first if you have an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 and haven’t updated yet. Re/Code Highlights For its review of iOS 8, Re/Code took the Problem/Solution route starting with texting using your voice. I may be an Android user, but a good deal of...
[Law Technology Today] Using Social Media to its Maximum Potential
In an effort to help Midsized firms fully participate in our changed legal landscape and rise to meet their unique and pressing challenges, Thomson Reuters has created the Managing Partner Series, a thought leadership-focused collection of resources developed specifically for leaders of Midsized firms. The Managing Partners Series site features webinars, videos and white papers developed specifically for Midsized firms. Each month, the site features a new topic that helps Midsized firms take...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Lawyers and Pricing – Part 3
♫ Well, rave on it’s a crazy feeling And I know it’s got me reeling I’m so glad that you’re revealing your love for me…♫ Lyrics and music by: Shaun Ryder, Paul Richard Davis, Mark Philip Day, Paul Anthony Ryder, Gary Kenneth Whelan, recorded by Buddy Holly.   In the prior two posts on lawyers and pricing, we have been discussing the issue that price is but one part of the 7 components of the legal marketing mix. Part 2 discussed the product mix and how you...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Evolution of Online Marketing for Lawyers: Don’t Get Left Behind
Originally posted on NWSidebar:Now is the time to ask how you can get started implementing online marketing tools to help grow your business! Now is the time to ask how you can get started implementing online marketing tools to…