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

[SC Small Firm] Succession Planning
As you know, the Supreme Court recently adopted the Succession Planning Rule to encourage lawyers to prepare written succession plans. The Bar will collect the names of successor attorneys as part of the license fee process. You can also use this form to submit the name of your successor in advance. For additional info on succession planning, including sample forms, go to the PMAP Winding Down page. Also, join us next Friday at the 2013 Solo & Small Firm Conference where our speakers for...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Go MILO: 2013 Edition of Popular Conference is in Late October; Early Bird Registration Still Available
Since I’ve been at LOMAP, I have witnessed a decided shift in computing preferences: whereas, five years ago, most of the attorneys I talked to were PC users, now, more than half of the attorneys that I consult with use Macs — and, that figure is growing. In fact, this is a general trend, beyond the four walls of our office. Consequently, more and more resources have come available for attorneys who use Macs in the practice of law. One of the major sources of information for Mac...
[Avoid a Claim] Asked to swear an affidavit to support a former criminal client’s appeal? Call LAWPRO first.
From a malpractice claims perspective, criminal law may not be as safe an area of practice as you might think: LAWPRO sees over 30 criminal law claims per year on average. These claims are sometimes complicated by steps taken by lawyers who take certain dangerous DIY steps in the name of claim “self-repair”. One of the most common bases for claims against criminal lawyers is “ineffective assistance of counsel”. This allegation, not uncommon as an appeal ground in criminal court, may also be...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Yoshihisa Suzuki and Nanaboshi Electric
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Yoshihisa Suzuki of Nanaboshi Electric looking to retain him 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...
[Law Technology Today] Your Digital Virtual Personal Assistant
What if your smartphone or tablet could serve as your personal assistant? Considering the capabilities of Siri and Google Now, like making a restaurant reservation, scheduling a meeting, sending an email, it’s an option to consider. On this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the digital versions of personal assistants, their current capabilities and what the future might hold for the Apple and Google tools, and whether a digital-virtual-personal...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft® Outlook 2013″
Over the years, Ben Schorr’s guides to Microsoft® Office have proven to be some of the most enduring and popular books in LP’s publications catalog. Ben’s latest work, The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft® Outlook 2013, will be a trusted companion to any lawyer who has attempted to reign in an overflowing e-mail inbox or to-do list.  Pre-order your copy today before it publishes in November to get a 15% pre-publication discount! Take control of your e-mail, calendar, to-do...
[Reid My Blog] The Art of Great Lawyering
“Great lawyers are not made in law school or in the courtroom. Great lawyers develop their knowledge and skills over time in all they do. They are shaped by experience, guided by principle, and know that learning never stops. Great lawyers strive for excellence in their practices, which goes beyond knowledge of the law. Great lawyering includes delivering effective and exceptional client service, as well as managing the professional risks that can harm clients and a law practice.” The Art of...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Legal Search Leads: Making Google AdWords Work For Your Firm
Potential clients will likely be Googling your name before they ever meet you face-to-face. Being searchable and having an impressive online profile is an expectation held by every client. In this webinar from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by FindLaw, learn how to capitalize on this growing trend with paid search advertising programs such as Google AdWords, attract clients with customized messages, and deliver faster results.   Thank you to our sponsor: The post...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] WordPerfect Office X6 and PDF Fusion – FREE WEBINAR
The Professional Liability Fund is conducting a WordPerfect webinar from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. This free webinar will cover: How to open and save Word documents Bates numbering Other new features of WordPerfect X6 … Continue reading →
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Attention All Kindle App Users: MUST do this before updating your iPhone or iPad to iOS7
Reblogged from sharechair: If you have the Kindle App on your iPhone or iPad, you must update the app BEFORE you update your devices with the soon-to-be-released iOS7. Kindle App users - Don't jump on the iOS7 bandwagon until you … Continue reading →