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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] What is "Freemium"?
Reblogged from sharechair: On this blog, I occasionally highlight apps of interest, and when I do I always try to share information about the price or, even better, announce that it is free. But lately many apps have adopted a … Continue reading →
[PA Law Practice Management] A Law Firm with a Sense of Humor
Is it an oxymoron to say law firm and sense of humor in the same sentence?  Apparently not.  Creating a fun atmosphere attracts employees. Back in the day when I managed firms hands-on, I tried to introduce humor into the workplace whenever possible.  My colleagues at other firms did not approve.  They thought everything about law firm life should be serious, dignified, and . . . yawn . . . never fun.  I never had a problem encouraging some of their top employees to make a leap to the...
[Law Practice Advisor] C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, Let Me Show You What It’s All About: Encryption ABC’s, Easy as 1-2-3
The Massachusetts Data Protection statutes and rules compel encryption in certain scenarios; and, a modern interpretation of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct would suggest that encrypting data is the appropriate move in certain circumstances; but, beyond that, it’s also a pretty good idea, as a general practice, to encrypt your clients’ sensitive data. Fortunately, it is not all that difficult to encrypt your files. In fact, as suggested by the title of this post, it’s as easy...
[Law Technology Today] Young Lawyers Survival Guide (Part II): Law Practice Today, August 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. August’s edition focuses on young lawyers, discussing topics such as business development, going green, marketing, and non-traditional work experiences. Here are some highlights from this issue: “iCan Help” “In the super-competitive legal job market, how can a young attorney stand out and increase the...
[Avoid a Claim] New practicePRO resource: Annual Legal Health Check-up
Clients don’t always appreciate lawyers can help on other legal issues they may encounter as they go through life. Just as booking an appointment with a doctor or financial advisor offers an opportunity to identify issues and gauge your health (physical and financial), checking in with their lawyer can ensure your client’s legal health is also in good shape. Perhaps your client has experienced a change in their relationship status or are considering the purchase or sale of a home,...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
From social media to mobile platforms to email encryptions, there were a lot of strong articles in the LPM-o-sphere this week. Here are some of favorites: Cloud-based practice management software solution RocketMatter has had a native iOS app for some time. This week, they rolled out the native RocketMatter Android app. Well done. A lot of folks who are serious about managing their social media efforts rely on HootSuite to help them make order from the chaos. Law Technology Today featured some...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Jordan Furlong on Why Lawyers Don't Innovate
Doing business in today's world is about innovation and improving efficiency. Sometimes this is a challenge for law firms as they are steeped in precedent, history and tradition. But Jordan Furlong has given us some other reasons in his post...
[Avoid a Claim] The importance of being early
Punctuality is a virtue much pooh-poohed by a certain kind of lawyer – the kind who views her time as so exquisitely valuable that she must operate in a perpetual state of adrenaline-fueled urgency. Meeting starts at 9:00? If it’s only 8:56, there’s ample time to make an important phone call to get instructions from a different client (and ample time, during the meeting, to surreptitiously type notes about that call into her tablet). If the call runs late and she arrives at the meeting at 9:10...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Hakan Winberg and Capio AB
A lawyer in Hawaii and one in North Carolina notified us that they received an email from the purported Hakan Winberg of Capio AB 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection fraud using the name Timothy Gatewood
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Timothy Gatewood 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...