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 Finance Issue: Law Practice Magazine September/October 2013
Every other month, the ABA Law Practice Division (formerly LPM) publishes an issue of Law Practice Magazine featuring insightful articles and helpful tips regarding marketing and client development, finance, legal technology and practice management. The latest issue focusing on finance explores how to develop a strategy to measure your firm’s finances, get and stay on track, and revisit your billing practices. This entire issue is rich with great articles, but here are a few highlights:...
[The Last Word] Does Your Firm Need Cybersecurity Insurance?
As seems to be happening more and more frequently, my credit card company recently cancelled my current card and sent me one with a new number because the old one had been compromised in a data breach. Hackers had gained access to the computer system of one of the merchants I charged something with and, […]
[Avoid a Claim] Considering the deductible for your professional liability insurance?
Did you know that many Ontario lawyers have options with respect to the deductible applied to their mandatory professional liability insurance? The standard deductible is $5000; but there’s a wide range of deductible options available (from a nil deductible right up to $25,000) for lawyers who meet certain eligibility criteria. See our deductible options chart for a summary of the details. How does my deductible affect my premium? As with most kinds of insurance, the cost of coverage decreases...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition”
One of the ABA’s bestselling books has been fully updated and revised for our readers and members. Coming in October, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition, reflects significant changes to LinkedIn’s layout and functionality made in the past year. In just one hour, this book will help you: Set up a LinkedIn account Create a robust, dynamic profile—and take advantage of new multimedia options Build your connections Get up to speed on new features such as Endorsements,...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Embrace Change
♫ It was the night things changed, can you see it now? These walls that they put up to hold us back fell down It’s a revolution, throw your hands up, ’cause we never gave in..♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Taylor Swift. “Change the firm but don’t change anything about how I work” Those were the instructions that I received from one managing partner after being called into a firm to help them with coming up to speed on a number of fronts.  They knew they needed to change…in many...
[Law Technology Today] Video: To Cloud or Not to Cloud?
Most lawyers have struggled with whether or not to join the cloud. The “anytime, anywhere” accessibility of the cloud is tempting, but the desktop tools lawyers are used to may be too comfortable to let go. In this webinar hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by Amicus Attorney, explore the options that might work for your firm: solely desktop, pure cloud, or a mixture of both. The slide deck from the presentation is also available for download. Thank you to...
[PA Law Practice Management] Simple Timeline Software
Sometimes you need to create a simple Timeline, but you don’t do it often enough to justify buying expensive application software.  What do you do? We’re all probably familiar with TimeMap, now owned by LexisNexis.  It was probably the first really good and easy-to-use software designed specifically for this purpose.  It’s become a favorite of trial attorneys and paralegals.  There are always specials at trade shows, like ABA TechShow, and I grabbed it for $99 a number of...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Law Convenience Store
The September/October 2013 issue of Law Practice Magazine is out. it contains my column on practice management advice, The Law Firm Convenience Store. The title may offend some lawyers who will not like being compared to retail establishments. But, in...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Law Convenience Store
The September/October 2013 issue of Law Practice Magazine is out. it contains my column on practice management advice, The Law Firm Convenience Store. The title may offend some lawyers who will not like being compared to retail establishments. But, in...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Law Convenience Store
The September/October 2013 issue of Law Practice Magazine is out. it contains my column on practice management advice, The Law Firm Convenience Store. The title may offend some lawyers who will not like being compared to retail establishments. But, in...