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] How to Stay Digitally Relevant, Raise the Bar, and Give Your Clients an Exceptional Experience!
Client expectations are higher than ever. They want answers and solutions and they expect them yesterday. In today’s 140 character Twitter, 6 second Vine world, consumers expect to get top-notch information quickly and 24/7 on the web via their laptop, tablet or smartphone. No longer are your potential clients willing to wait for you to find the time, at your convenience, to provide them answers. They demand service providers, including your firm, to give them what they want, when they want it...
[Avoid a Claim] How prepared are you for a cybercrime?
Cybercrime is a real and present danger for law firms. All firms should work to understand the cybercrime risks they are exposed to and take steps to reduce the likelihood they will experience a data breach at the hands of cyber criminals. How prepared are you? To assess your cybercrime preparedness, see if you can answer the following questions: Are your passwords secure enough? Would you or your staff be duped by a phishing message? How would your firm respond if one of its servers was...
[Law Technology Today] Talking Legal Evolution: Innovation’s Pace in the Legal Industry
In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the Forum on Legal Evolution, some of the ideas about technology presented at the conference, and what this conference and organization might mean for the future of the practice of law. By way of background, the initial Forum on Legal Evolution was held on February 26, 2014. This conference and continuing organization was put together by Bill Henderson, Dan Katz, Bruce McEwen and others. It grew out of efforts...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] 2014 OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference set for June 19-21, 2014.
The 2014 Oklahoma Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference will be coming to the Hard Rock Casino Resort Tulsa June 19-21, 2014. Our speakers include Bryan Sims (who many of you know as The Connected Lawyer), Oklahoma Supreme Court Vice...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] New and Free! How To… Sessions
Ever wish you could just get the straight forward lowdown on a product or service? Want to be more productive but can’t find the time to read the 100′s of articles telling you how? Meet our How To… Session Series!  Chicago Bar members have unlimited FREE access to our How To… Session Series. Filled with […]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Computer Virus Locks Up American Law Firm’s Files
The ABA Journal has a story about a law firm falling victim to a cyber attack that locked up the firm’s computer files for ransom. Here’s the text of the article: The good news: No law firm or client data was taken. The bad news: Attorney Paul Goodson and his staff can’t access his Charlotte, N.C., law firm’s files after they were locked up by a computer virus, WSOC reports. Like other businesses in the city, the firm was targeted via email. Once an attachment was...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Anders Klinton and Majinlycke Health Care
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Anders Klinton of Majinlycke Health Care looking to retain them 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 Page...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] How to Delegate Successfully
If you belong to the “do it yourself” school, believe that you can’t afford to delegate, or have no faith that those reporting to you can do the job, please read this recent post from Tips for Lawyers. Here is … Continue reading →
[Reid My Blog] Five Must-Have iPhone/iPad Apps for ABA TECHSHOW 2014
 With hundreds of thousands of apps in the Apple App Store, how can busy lawyers know which ones are the best without sorting through them all? The best way is to attend ABA TECHSHOW and come to the session 60 iOS Apps in 60 Minutes.  I’ll be co-presenting with three of the best iPhone/iPad gurus in the legal profession--Bret Burney, Chad Burton, and Jeff Richardson, to highlight the best productivity apps, showcase helpful apps you may have overlooked, and we’ll even throw in a few you can...
[Law Technology Today] How to Measure Return on Litigation Technology
You invest in litigation technology with the premise that it will enable greater profitability in the end.  But how do you know whether it does? Mick Lavelle, Senior Director of small law firm Inside Sales and Account Management at Thomson Reuters, explains how to weigh the results of your investment in technology. In Tracking ROI: The Bottom Line on Technology Solutions for Small Law Firms, he walks through more than one way to measure the value of litigation software. Lavelle focuses his...