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

[PA Law Practice Management] Goodbye Mr. Lucky Boy – Dealing with Inevitable Loss
This is an intensely personal post.  Some of you may want to skip it.  It’s not the normal type of discourse for this blog.  It’s about loss and bereavement.  But this once I am breaking my rule and thinking about the writer instead of the audience.  I need to write this. Mr. Lucky Boy — an old dog still willing to learn new tricks! This is Mr. Lucky Boy.  He’s a sweet old black Lab who has been a resident of “Camp Freedman” for over 14 years.  He has...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam by Yutaka Ikeda of Ikeda Publishing Co.
An Ontario lawyer has reported to us that he’s been contacted by the purported Yutaka Ikeda of Ikeda Publishing Co. with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP agreement. For details of how this scam works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email. From: Yutaka Ikeda [mailto:ikedashotenk@blumail.org] Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:48 PM To: lawyer name Subject: Legal Matter We are media publisher company...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques”
LPM is thrilled to be publishing Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques in March. Pre-order your copy today with a 15% pre-publication discount! For lawyers, the proverbial “smoking gun document” of the pre-internet era has given way to the “smoking gun tweet.” In recent years, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media channels have become an evidentiary gold mine for impeaching witnesses and undermining a company’s litigation...
[Avoid a Claim] Thinking of small-town practice?
This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer/policy analyst at LAWPRO. This past summer, the Wall Street Journal published an article about an initiative on the part of certain Midwestern US law schools (two in Iowa, one in Nebraska) to encourage law students concerned about job prospects to consider small-town practice. I’ve seen the same advice offered on this side of the border – not only to new lawyers, but also to lawyers at any point in their careers who may be questioning the “fit”...
[Law Technology Today] Keeping Your Mobile Devices Charged
Recent storms have left many people without power for extended periods of time and reminded us how much our technology lives, especially our mobile technology lives, depend on having electricity for our mobile devices. Several years ago, our house was without power for six days and I started to feel like an electricity vampire, carrying around an extension cord and always on the lookout for open power outlets. Fortunately, major power outages are rare. Most of us keep laptops plugged in all the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Your Law Firm is Your Business: Managing Your Solo Law Practice
You went to law school to learn how to practice law and not how to run a business.  But, like many, you may now find yourself running your own practice.  If you strive to sustain your practice, you must learn how to run it efficiently.  If you are not a born entrepreneur, but would like to learn how to run your practice like a business, then you may be interested in the new program presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) and its Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP). “...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Shajesh Munish of Usha Martin Ltd
Two lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Shajesh Munish of Usha Martin Ltd with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. 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: Subject: Urgent From: Shajesh Munish To: CC: I am Shajesh Munish on behalf of Usha Martin Limited and We are In need of a legal...
[Law Technology Today] Improve Your Legal Practice Through Gamification
At the beginning of each year, adults all over the country promise themselves that this will be the year they finally get fit. Like those adults, I resolved in January to get more exercise. It’s now six weeks into the new year and I’m finding that I need a little more encouragement to stick with my New Year’s resolution. In prior years I’ve tried gym memberships, private trainers and even bribes to get off the couch and get into the gym. This year, I’m thinking of...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive – Drafting errors: A simple error can cost you
Given the complexity and the number of commercial agreements drafted each year in Ontario, it is surprising that corporate and commercial claims account for only 13 to 15 per cent of the number of claims reported against lawyers in Ontario annually. Although commercial leasing errors represent a small percentage of those claims, they illustrate where drafting errors occur – and how they can be avoided. Even a simple drafting error could be a costly mistake that leads to protracted litigation....
[Law Technology Today] Blocking Unwanted Messages on LinkedIn
LinkedIn can be a great tool for marketing your practice, building your network and connecting with others, but it has pitfalls just like any other marketing tool. Rather than using LinkedIn as a legitimate tool to grow their network or further relationships with existing contacts, some people use it as simply a platform for promoting themselves – or to spam other LinkedIn members. So how do you block unwanted messages from LinkedIn members? LinkedIn doesn’t give you the ability to completely...