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] Technology in the Courtroom
We’re pleased to share this guest post from Patrick Michael, a partner practicing in the Louisville office of Dinsmore & Stohl LLP.[1] Patrick writes about the Jefferson Courtroom Upgrade Project’s success in bringing modern tech amenities to a traditional courtroom.   A question to all the attorneys reading this, how many of you present your client’s cases using the following trial presentation techniques: Writing important information on a large pad attached to an easel...
[Avoid a Claim] Dealing with Digital Assets in an Estate
This article is by Richard Weiland of Clark Wilson LLP. It originally appeared in that firms’ Your Estate Matters newsletter. The term “digital assets” is used in different ways by different people. In a broad sense, digital assets include all of the electronic “possessions” an individual may have, including emails, digital photos, videos, tweets, texts, songs and e-books, as well as online account information for websites or programs. Digital assets have three...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers
Millions of corporations, small businesses, solo lawyers, large and small law firms, and government agencies have “gone Google.” Find out why these organizations moved from hosting their own e-mail servers–and in some cases calendars and documents–to using Google Apps. Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers is designed as a step-by-step guide for lawyers to learn what features and functions are available in Gmail and Google Calendar, as well as related...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] LawPay Discount through Oregon State Bar
In a monumental break in tradition, the Oregon State Bar is currently promoting a member discount for LawPay credit card processing through the month of July.  Here are the details as posted on the OSB Web site: It is critical … Continue reading →
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] OBA Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate's Documents for the Purchase of a Condominium
The Ontario Bar Association's Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has established a sub-committee to consider the work undertaken in the purchase of a condominium. The Subcommittee is working on various documents to assist real estate lawyers and their purchasers in a resale condominium transaction and intend to consult with and obtain a broad range of comments and suggestions from Ontario lawyers. They have released for review the first document, a Master Chart of items to be...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Diana Trailer
An Ontario lawyer notified us that she was contacted by the purported Diana Trailer with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Diana Trailer [mailto:dianatrailer11@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, July...
[Law Technology Today] Breaking the Barriers to Knowledge Sharing
Breaking the Barriers to Knowledge Sharing The beautiful thing about working in a law firm is that you have access to the collected wisdom of the lawyers and support staff of the firm. Their experience and advice are easily available to you, no matter who you are or where you sit within the organization. In theory, this is an accurate picture. In reality…well, let’s just say that for many law firms, it is far from reality. So how do you get a little closer to this knowledge-sharing...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] How to Strip Metadata Quickly from a Document Collection
Metadata can be stripped quickly and efficiently from an entire collection of documents using an Action in Acrobat X or XI.  You’ll find my complete set of instructions on Slideshare, including screenshots and power user tips. Here is a preview: Beverly  … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: List of habits that annoy clients most
Like you, clients will get upset if they are treated badly or are faced with surprises. Do you appreciate the things that you do that upset or annoy your clients? From the Managing a Better Professional Services Firm booklet, here are the things you should avoid doing that annoy clients most. Not returning phone calls: This is one of the most common complaints about lawyers. To avoid this problem, set and control client expectations from the very start of the relationship. Establish a...
[Avoid a Claim] Careful docketing offers powerful claims defence support
As regular readers of this blog already know, documentation of the progress of a legal matter can be very helpful in the event of a claim. It’s easy to forget, however, that the recommendation with respect to documentation extends to dockets. There was once a time when “to docket” meant the same thing to lawyers in almost any kind or size of firm: a docket was a handwritten log of a lawyer’s expenditure of time on an individual file. Those days are gone; in most firms electronic docketing...