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] Legal Ethics and Social Media
Lawyers are adopting social media at an increasing rate, but many lawyers are unaware of the potential ethical pitfalls of participating on social media platforms – even those geared toward professional, as opposed to social interaction (such as LinkedIn). All lawyers should be familiar with the ethical rules in their jurisdiction, including rules as they relate to advertising, solicitation, and communication about the lawyer or law firm’s services. But many lawyers seem to forget these rules...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
There was a ton of great stuff from around the LPM-o-sphere this week. Here are a few of my favorites: Generating great content for a legal blog or law firm website doesn’t happen accidentally. Julie Fleming offers five ideas for streamlining powerful content creation. Also on the theme of website content, Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse has some quick ideas about what kind of website content draws visitors. Got a LinkedIn page for your law firm that needs a little help? This article from...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013
Earlier this year this website listed my blog as one of their Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013. I failed to mention it here at the time, but I'm always greatly appreciative of any recognition of my blogging. I happened...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013
Earlier this year this website listed my blog as one of their Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013. I failed to mention it here at the time, but I'm always greatly appreciative of any recognition of my blogging. I happened...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013
Earlier this year this website listed my blog as one of their Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013. I failed to mention it here at the time, but I'm always greatly appreciative of any recognition of my blogging. I happened...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Fee Agreements for Lawyers
Jared Correia had a nice piece on AttorneyatWork.com today entitled Fee Tale: This Is Not Your Father’s Engagement Agreement in which he outlines some "upgrades" to attorney-client fee agreements that perhaps have not be reviewed or refreshed for a number...
[Law Technology Today] A Little Knowledge Goes a Long Way in Protecting Your Online Accounts
Hardly a day goes by without hearing about someone getting an online account “hacked.” Understanding how this type of “hacking” occurs in most situations will go a long way toward helping you protect your online accounts. Even though hacking or “cracking” is spoken of in magical or even mystical tones – computer wizards targeting you with silent and invisible attacks from which you are ultimately defenseless, the real story is far less mysterious. Fortunately, Chris Hoffman’s excellent post...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam by Raymond Ackley
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Raymond Ackley looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Practice Pitfalls – Family Law
In the September 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article that discusses the hazards of family law. Click here to read the full article “Practice Pitfalls”. When a starry-eyed couple is about to get married, no one likes to think about the possibility of divorce. However, in some cases one side (e.g.,...
[Law Technology Today] Organizing PowerPoint Slides and Your Thoughts Using “Sections”
A very effective way to organize your PowerPoint slides and think through your slideshow is to create “sections” within the slide sorter view. As you can see here, section headers capture the slides that are relevant to that section. Like folders within Windows Explorer, you can collapse/hide or expand/open the section to see just those slides that are related to the section that you want to see. Right-click in the open area immediately before the first slide within the desired section and...