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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] practicePRO 15th Anniversary Pullout in the New LAWPRO Magazine
Over the last 15 years, praticePRO, LAWPRO's risk and practice management program, has produced a large collection of tools and resources aimed at helping lawyers avoid malpractice claims. The September 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine celebrates practicePRO's 15th birthday and contains a pull-out (www.practicepro.ca/15thpullout) that has our best claims prevention content in in a convenient 4-page format. Here's what you'll find in the pull-out (which uses '15' as a...
[Law Technology Today] Technology-Assisted Review: What You Need to Know
With its ability to cut review costs by 50-70%, technology-assisted review, or TAR (known broadly as predictive coding), is a litigation game-changer. TAR assists attorneys by simplifying and better managing the process of searching and reviewing information stored electronically, regardless of case size. In this 30 minute presentation sponsored by Catalyst, compare the effectiveness of TAR and older review methods such as manual review or keywords, and learn practical considerations for...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Video of Keynote by Stephen Mayson at the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference
The College of Law Practice Management’s held its 5th Futures Conference last Friday and Saturday at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to work and personal commitments. However, those of us who missed it are in luck as the presentations were recorded and are available online. If you listen to any of the sessions from the conference, I strongly recommend you listen to Stephen Mayson’s keynote: The Future of Law – Who Will Perform It? Who Will Regulate It?...
[Law Practice Advisor] Purview Preview: The Future of Massachusetts Legal Ethics
On July 11, 2013, the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct published for public comment its proposed revisions to those rules. You were probably on vacation. Only, this is important. The Committee has suggested extensive revisions to the Rules (the most sweeping since the adoption of the majority of the current rule set in 1998) based on changes to the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct wrought by the ABA’s Ethics...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Google Maps – Can Your Clients Find You There?
Every day millions of Canadians go to Google to look things up. In many cases people don’t even bother with the yellow pages any more – they go straight to Google. Some of those people are looking for legal information or a lawyer. For this reason, it is important to increase your visibility in the Google search engine and its various other tools. Google Maps is one of the best places you can do that. You can find Google Maps by going to Google (www.google.ca) and clicking on the Maps link at...
[Law Technology Today] Practical Encryption: Files on the Go
Scenario: You’re headed out of the office for a series of meetings and you want to bring some electronic documents with you –open files you’re working on, a draft of a presentation, etc. – but you don’t want to carry around your full laptop. Typical Solution: Grab one of the thumb drives from the pile you probably have in your desk drawer, copy over the folders full and files you think you might need, and hit the road. Problem: This is a case where convenience often trumps good sense.  Throwing...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Live Webcast of Keynote and TED Presentation at 2013 Futures Conference
If you are not able to attend the 2013 Futures Conference, they are offering a live webcast of the keynote and TED presentations. Please click here for the link to the live webcast. 2013 Futures Conference agenda: Friday, October 4 9:10 – 10:00 am CDT — Keynote Presentation by Stephen Mayson 10:00 – 10:15 am CDT — TED #1, What is the Market for Legal Services in the Future (from the buyer's point of view), Ann Lee Gibson, Ann Lee Gibson Consulting 2:00 – 2:15...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scan using the names Steven William and Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK Limited (SSI UK)
A Texas lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Steven William of Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK Limited (SSI UK) 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Morgan Evans and Luton EA Ltd
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Morgan Evans of Luton EA Ltd 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 for more of...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
Some interesting stuff in the LPM-o-sphere this week. Here are a few of my favorites: Robert Bohn writing for Attorney at Work suggests five ways to put your best foot forward on LinkedIn. The tips range from quick fixes to strategies for joining groups. A good recap or primer. Sam Glover of Lawyerist penned (pardon the anachronism) a great guide for optimizing your computer monitor set up at your desk. Detailed, thorough, and with excellent suggestions about what to buy and how much to spend....