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 Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] CBA LPMT Co-Sponsors LOMAP Third Annual Marketing Conference
FYI, the Chicago Bar Association Law Practice Management is co-sponsoring the Mass LOMAP  annual marketing conference which occurs on May 16. The ‘Third Annual Super Marketing Conference: Accelerate Your Marketing’ will focus on web marketing.  As always, there is an impressive lineup of speakers covering subjects germane to lawyer advertising online.  Avvo Founder and CEO Mark […]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] CBA LPMT Co-Sponsors LOMAP Third Annual Marketing Conference
FYI, the Chicago Bar Association Law Practice Management is co-sponsoring the Mass LOMAP  annual marketing conference which occurs on May 16. The ‘Third Annual Super Marketing Conference: Accelerate Your Marketing’ will focus on web marketing.  As always, there is an impressive lineup of speakers covering subjects germane to lawyer advertising online.  Avvo Founder and CEO Mark […]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Learning, Food, Prizes: CBA Law Practice Management & Technology Expo
Come by the CBA on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to catch up on the latest in law practice management and technology services that can benefit your law practice, including CBA Member Benefit providers, plus participate in free CLE, see product demos, and enjoy food and prizes! Expo Hall from […]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Learning, Food, Prizes: CBA Law Practice Management & Technology Expo
Come by the CBA on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to catch up on the latest in law practice management and technology services that can benefit your law practice, including CBA Member Benefit providers, plus participate in free CLE, see product demos, and enjoy food and prizes! Expo Hall from […]
[Law Practice Advisor] A Little Planning Never Hurt No One: The Short Form Marketing Plan
It used to be that no one was afraid of Virginia Woolf; so, it must have been that people were looking for something else to be afraid of; and, it appears that businesspeople have found their foil: the marketing plan, a close cousin of the business plan. I’ve said before that I think lawyers should create business plans and marketing plans. Only, they hardly ever do, either. What’s a forlorn practice management consultant to do? Stop beating his head against the wall, for one. So, you don’t...
[Avoid a Claim] Cyber crime example of the importance of reconciling your trust accounts each month
This article appeared in the September 2013 issue of TitleNews.  An escrow company holds real estate closing funds in trust in the same way a law firm in Ontario would. Cyber Criminals Steal More Than $1.5 million from California Escrow Company. California-based Efficient Services Escrow Group was shut down by the state after cyber criminals stole more than $1.5 million from the firm’s trust account and wired the money to China and Russia. In a petition filed in Orange County Superior...
[Law Technology Today] Tech Alert: Smartphones, Smart Watches and Beyond
‘Tis the season for new technology. Starting with smart phones, we have the two new iPhones, the Nokia Lumia, and the Google Moto X. In only the start of the season, there are more announcements, including new smart watches and tablets, in the works. On this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell will review some of the newly released technology, talk about what will work best for lawyers, and what we should expect to see in the upcoming releases. In the second...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
There was a ton of good stuff written in the LPM-o-sphere this week. Here are some of my favorites: Sam Glover posted an excellent review of cloud-based time and billing app Freshbooks on the Lawyerist. He also included a link to a previously written article distinguishing Freshbooks from QuickBooks. Sharon Nelson and John Simek contributed an article to Slaw on metadata in digital photos, and what do about it. Mark Springfield, writing for the NC Law Blog, wrote about the “technology...
[Law Technology Today] Independent Thinking: Small Law Firms Find Their Niche in Hosted Software
Are you still debating a move to “the cloud?” Thomson Reuters has released a free practice management article—the first in their Independent Thinking thought leadership series—that defines cloud technology, and lays out specific reasons why hosted software (a.k.a. Software as a Service/SaaS) has certain inherent benefits to solo and small law firms. In the article Getting Ahead in the Cloud:  Why Small Law Firms Find Their Niche in Hosted Cloud Software, the small law business within Thomson...
[Avoid a Claim] Too experienced to use a checklist? Quite the opposite
LAWPRO’s practicePRO program maintains an impressive online collection of law practice management resources, including precedents, sample retainers, business plan templates, and yes – checklists. Our most popular checklists include: Independent legal advice (ILA) checklist Domestic contract matter toolkit Commercial transaction checklist Risk-management checklist for sitting on a non-profit board Employee departure checklist These tools help lawyers organize, prioritize and track the steps...