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

[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening / Opportunity – Legal Assistant in Wyomissing
Berks County is a lovely area of PA.  The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller is a mid-sized law firm serving clients throughout Berks County and southeastern Pennsylvania. It has been one of the leading law firms since 1945.  The firm offers a range of legal services, including business formations and mergers, bankruptcy, employment law, personal injury litigation, real estate development, estate planning and administration, elder law, and taxation. The firm has an immediate job opening / opportunity...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of contract/collection scam by T Hari Sankar or Yati Dini Hari
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received emails from the purported “Yati” (or T Hari Sankar, or Yati Dini Hari) looking to retain them with regard to a breach of contract. This is a variant of the basic bad cheque scam in which the aim is to have a counterfeit cheque deposited in the lawyer’s trust account and good money disbursed to the fraudsters. As with business loan frauds where the debtor miraculously agrees to pay up right away, in this scam the ‘customer...
[Avoid a Claim] Assess your online image. What do clients see?
When we meet someone new it’s common now to Google them to see what we can find out. It’s no different with potential clients who are thinking about using your firm. Have you Googled yourself lately to see what they see? Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, writing in the Attorney at Work blog, has some great tips to help you Assess Your Online Image. You want clients to find your papers, speaking engagements, and newspaper stories. You might not want them to find the Facebook pictures of you...
[Law Practice Advisor] Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 5: Managing Procrastination
View image | gettyimages.com   In this, the fifth in our series on time management (parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all also available), we’ll address . . . okay, procrastination. (Deep sigh) Maybe I should watch ‘Mad Men’ or something instead? Okay, alright. Everyone Else Is Doing It Procrastination is a wholesale, human issue: pretty much everybody engages it. Roughly one quarter of the population are chronic procrastinators; but, nearly 100% of adults are occasional procrastinators. Even so,...
[Law Technology Today] 5 Ways That You Can Provide Better Client Service
The legal landscape is more competitive than ever. Client expectations are changing, and as a lawyer, your expectations should change, too. You can no longer take your clients for granted. The work may be there today, but will it be there tomorrow? In today’s world of savvy consumers and commoditized services, existing and potential clients are looking for value. They are looking for appreciation. And if you’re not providing it, they will move on to the next person who will. Although this...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Five tips for working with Reveal Codes in WordPerfect
Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Long-time WordPerfect users swear by Reveal Codes, a quick and easy way of viewing the formatting instructions – codes – that are inserted into a document when you perform common tasks…
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Why Hiring Staff Pays YOU
Last week I blogged about client retention.  I ended that post with the following thought: If we all know what to do to keep clients and cultivate referrals, why is it so hard? Answer: because you’re trying to juggle too many cases without … Continue reading →
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Inside the Lawyer’s Mind: Managing Our Traits
Following up on his previous week’s posts on lawyers’ personality traits (autonomy, skepticism,urgency), sociability, and resilience.) Ian Hu (practicePRO and Claims Prevention Counsel at LAWPRO) looks at how lawyers face an uphill battle to keep turnover low, keep colleagues happy, and maintain civility across the profession. I spoke with consultant and lawyerbrainblog.com blogger Dr. Larry Richard, who provided strategies to manage or overcome these problems in his LAWPRO article. Dr...
[Law Technology Today] Navigating Cloud Computing Security in Light of Recent Data Breaches
Five years ago, when most attorneys thought of the cloud, they pictured the white fluffy ones in the sky. Now, many law firms use cloud computing applications to store at least some of their information. The ABA Rules of Conduct, as well as most state ethics rules, have concluded that using cloud computing applications to store client data aligns with professional obligations as long as attorneys practice some due diligence. Yet many attorneys who have become comfortable with cloud computing...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Right SEO for Your Law Practice
We hosted attorney Jennifer Ellis for our Digital Edge podcast "Website Wizardry: The Right SEO for Your Law Firm." Jennifer manages the online presence of the law firm where she works and also assists law firms with their websites, social...