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] The Forecast Calls for Clouds: Ethically Embracing New Technology
The cloud has been a prominent topic within the legal profession for the past couple of years. If you still aren’t sure if the cloud is right for your firm, you may have questions about the benefits, security concerns and best practices for adopting this new technology. Get the answers to your questions and explore opportunities the cloud may offer your practice during our free 30-minute webinar.  Join us on Thursday, July 24th from 2:00pm to 2:30pm ET for The Forecast Calls for Clouds:...
[Law Technology Today] Bottom Line: Tech Can Increase Profit, Done Right
If your bottom line is no concern, you’re an exception. Profitability is top of mind for most solo and small law firm attorneys, who are as much small business owners/operators as practitioners of the law. And with budgets constantly tightening, how can a small firm grow profitability? Karl Florida conveys insights from his experience in business and the legal industry in the Thomson Reuters Independent Thinking article, How Technology Drives Short- and Long-Term Profitability for Small Law...
[Compujurist] Endings and New Beginnings…..
I've been absent from these pages for a while and wanted to provide a brief update to everyone. For those that are not aware of it, my last day as the Practice Management Advisor of the State Bar of Wisconsin was on May 23, 2014
[SC Small Firm] Good news for Microsoft Office 365 users!
Microsoft now provides a whopping 1 TB (terabyte) of online OneDrive storage for all Office 365 accounts. Microsoft has also increased the free OneDrive account storage from 7 GB to 15 GB. Read more about this huge increase in cloud storage for Office 365 users here.
[Law Technology Today] Electronic Exhibits Mark the End of the Paper Chase
A first year associate, who has yet to take a deposition, may likely never have to mark and introduce a paper exhibit. Which isn’t to say depositions are going exhibit-less. Just paperless. As in the movie “Groundhog Day,” exhibit production is a recurring scene: Conference room tables and credenzas piled high with original and courtesy copies of exhibit binders, along with scanning, printing, collating, labeling, packing and shipping to get them there. The costs add up quickly. Add to that the...
[SC Small Firm] SC lawyers targeted in serious scams
The Bar has received numerous reports of several sophisticated, convincing scams currently circulating that target S.C. lawyers. They involve actual companies and people, and plausible facts. Besides e-mail, the “clients” may actually call the lawyers to further enhance the “legitimacy” of the scam. However, checks sent to the lawyers, according to the financial institutions where presented, are fraudulent; often they are real checks that have been altered. Scams include the companies Red Band...
[Law Technology Today] Hackcess to Justice: ABA Journal’s Hackathon Competition Comes to Boston
“Access to Justice;” that’s a buzzword we hear often in the legal community. Why? Because there is a documented justice gap across the nation, in which low to moderate income households disproportionately are unable to secure affordable legal services. What have we done to combat this problem? In Massachusetts, the state’s highest court established the Access to Justice Initiative in 2009, which works closely with the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, the courts, legal services...
[Law Technology Today] Time for a Technology Audit
Occasionally, law firms need help to move their technology forward, but they are not sure what they need or how to begin. They know that they are not taking advantage of the latest technology, have done some research and every product they see is “a perfect fit” for their firm (at least that is what the sales person is telling them).They seem to need EVERYTHING; from encrypted email to document management, to a secure wireless network. Where do they start the process? It might be best to start...
[Law Technology Today] 4 Advantages of Billing in the Cloud
You don’t have to be tied to a single device that has your software on it. All you need today is a web connection. From set up to security, and a few in-between, here are four advantages of cloud based time billing with Bill4Time that you may or may not have known. Ease of use among larger offices Dismiss the all-day event for software installations, incorrect serial numbers and long drawn out phone calls with customer support. Just log in and start securely billing. Track your time;...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Wynona Powers
A Washington state firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Wynona Powers 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...