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 Verdin Law Uses Online Software to Onboard Clients in Less than One Hour
Looking at the numbers, Isaul Verdin sees the impact of employing online software tools in his law firm. His firm, VerdinLaw, has seen 100% revenue growth three years running, with profit margins upwards of 40%. Such numbers raise eyebrows, especially among firms more than 10 times his size. His firm, after all, is composed of only three lawyers. “The last few years have been great,” said Verdin, who is based in Dallas, Texas. “We’ve become dominant players in this immigration practice because...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Main Street..or Wal*Mart? Is it Time to Rethink Your Marketing Mix?
♫ These are the people of Walmart Through mark downs, roll backs, and shopping carts These are the people of Walmart Where we save money and shop smart only at Walmart…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Jessica Frech. They teach you in business school to carefully evaluate your ‘marketing mix”. When it comes to a law firm’s marketing mix, the discussion is typically centred around the 7 P’s of law firm service marketing: Product Promotion Place Price Physical...

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[Law Technology Today] Coming soon: “Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients”
The ABA Law Practice Division is delighted to announce the July publication of Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients.  The use of alternative fee arrangements by lawyers and the demand for those arrangements by clients is increasing. How are you and your law firm addressing this threat to the billable hour? Are you prepared to recognize that value is not measured in one-tenth-of-an-hour increments? Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients addresses how large...
[SC Small Firm] Be Prepared this Hurricane Season!
Hurricane season officially began on June 1st. Does your firm have a plan to deal with natural disasters or other disasters, like computer crashes or fires? Visit the Bar’s disaster preparedness page for resources and articles to help with creating your firm’s disaster plan. It has lots of checklists and guides for building a business continuity plan for your office. Even if your firm already has a plan in place, now is a great time to review and update your firm’s disaster procedures.
[Law Practice Advisor] Pyramid of Success: Three Blogging Tips
  … stairway to nowhere! (Photo credit: x-ray delta one) Blogging remains the preferred publication method for solo and small firm lawyers dedicated to content marketing. Of course, that singular dedication does not mean that everybody’s getting it right. Here are three simple tweaks that you can make to your blogging, to become even more certain that you’re not one of the ones who are doing it wrong: -Inverted Pyramid. There have been many purported success pyramids (John Wooden’s...

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[Law Technology Today] The Shortest Distance Between Impossible and Possible is One Year
May 23rd was my one year law school graduation anniversary. So much has happened in a year. As the cliché goes, it feels like forever ago and it also feels like yesterday at the same time. I learned a lot about myself (and, frankly, not much about practicing law) during law school, but I learned even more during my first year out of school. In this post, I want to share three things I learned in the year after graduating law school as I started the process of launching my solo firm, Think Pink...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Trinity Western University Law School
♫ Swear allegiance to the flag Whatever flag they offer Never hint at what you really feel…♫ Lyrics and music by: Mike Rutherford, B. A. Robertson, recorded by Mike + The Mechanics. This is a guest post by Michael T. Mulligan, Barrister & Solicitor in regards to the upcoming special general meeting of the Law Society set for June 10.  I would note that at all times the views expressed on this blog are strictly personal and in particular do not reflect the opinions of the Law Society...
[Avoid a Claim] Law firms have mostly upgraded from Windows XP (but many are still using it)
Over the last several months we have reminded lawyers several times of the need to migrate to more current versions of Windows and Office on all law firm and home computers running Windows XP or Office 2003. We’ve been pleased to see that many of the visitors to lawpro.ca have made the transition. In May 2013, 28% of our website traffic came from computers using XP. By December 2013 it was down to 18%, and in May 2014 it was down to 13%. We urge the remaining 13% to make the transition...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for May 2014
May had slightly fewer forwarded emails from lawyers than the previous month (361 down from 405 in April). We posted 22 new fraud warnings, a bit over the 19 we posted last month. 66% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 22% from Ontario, 3% from elsewhere in Canada and 9% from overseas. Here is the latest that map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ orginated. (click to enlarge) Here are the email fraud posts we did in May sorted by scenario: Commercial debt collection:...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Ellison Kazumi
Six U.S. firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Ellison Kazumi looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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...