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

[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Chew Peggy and Kayaba System Machinery Co
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Chew Peggy of Kayaba System Machinery Co looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Has No Sense of Time
A few years ago, Judith Huddart, collaborative family lawyer at Dranoff and Huddart, Barristers and Solicitors had to visit the doctor. She checked in, provided her health card and settled in with a book. Patients who came in after her came and went. “I suddenly realized there was no one left in the waiting room. An hour had gone by and I was still sitting there. When I got up and looked around – which I probably should have done earlier – I realized there was no one around at all,” she says....
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Avoiding a #PrimeDayFail With Your Clients
Online retailer Amazon touted last week’s Prime Day as “Black Friday” in July.  Judging by the sales, it was a success.  At the same time, Prime Day was also a huge let-down, leaving many customers angry and frustrated. The snark … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] How Workshare Met the Security Needs of Our Lawyers and IT Staff
Handling highly sensitive information and documents can be challenging, especially for regulated companies who must comply with specific regulations and manage reputational risk. Having worked at a number of law firms—large and small—data security is critical. That said, today’s users expect the same intuitive applications they’ve become familiar with in their personal lives at work, so ease of use is equally important. Assessing Data Risk As a mid-size law firm with 200 employees—of which 100...
[Law Practice Advisor] Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 6: Handling Large Projects
View image | gettyimages.com   Well, this is it: the final installment of our time management series. (Read parts one, two, three, four, and five, if you want to catch up.) It’s been real; but, it had to end sometime; and, this is the end of the line. This final post will focus on managing large projects — perhaps I should have read this before I started . . . The common perception is that big projects equal big headaches; but, really, it’s just a question of management. The issue...
[Law Technology Today] Avoiding Personal Damage from a Data Breach
Technology makes life easier, there is no doubt. Everything from ordering your groceries to registering for college can be done online these days. To enroll in college, you need to enter all your information, including your social security number, your immunization records and your email address, into the online registration form. When ordering groceries, you simply store your credit card information and address on the website so you only have to click three boxes to get your favorite granola...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening – Bilingual Associate Attorney
The Law Office of Marcia Binder Ibrahim, LLC, located in Montgomery County, PA, has a job opening for an associate attorney with at least five years of criminal and/or immigration experience. The firm handles criminal and family matters, and has a special focus on all aspects of immigration law as they relate to the above. Applicants must be a member of the Pennsylvania bar and/or eligible to waive in. Spanish language fluency is required. The firm’s offices are located in Lansdale and...
[Law Technology Today] The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services
The legal service industry has been changing rapidly, causing many lawyers to worry about the future of their practice. Many potential clients are now looking online for solutions to legal problems. Despite this, there is still a large percentage of the population without access to the legal services they need. In order to deal with this emerging legal marketplace shift, American Bar Association President William Hubbard formed the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services. But what does...
[Law Technology Today] 10 Tips for Selecting a Legal Calendaring Solution
There are many solutions on the market that will help automate and streamline the process of calendaring events and deadlines associated with legal matters. These types of tools are key to insuring that a law firm or legal department is managing the risk associated with the possibility of missing a deadline, and more importantly, the consequences associated with missing a deadline which include losing the case, financial impacts to your client, reputational damage associated with the loss, and...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Going Solo? Tips to Get You Off the Ground
View image | gettyimages.com   It’s not easy to start a law practice as a young lawyer, especially on your own. (Good thing groups like Starting Out Solo are around, huh?) Now, I can tell you about all kinds of tricks; but, I’m not young, and I haven’t practiced in years. That’s why we like to occasionally spotlight the perspectives of new practitioners, who have something to say, too, about starting and managing a law practice. This time around, our guest is Emily Amara Gordon. Emily is...

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