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] Mobile Security: Quick Security Tip
Your mobile devices contain a lot of valuable information, but you may not realize the extent of this value until your phone or tablet is either stolen or lost. Consider these tips and strategies for thinking about how to secure your mobile devices before it is too late. This video is part of a 5 video series from the Legal Technology Resource Center discussing strategies for a more secure practice. See below for links to the rest of the Quick Security Tips: Data Encryption Avoiding Scams...
[Reid My Blog] Bar Associations Must Meet Change or Become Irrelevant
At the recent ABA meeting in San Francisco, which I attended, the National Conference of Bar Presidents held a moderated discussion “Bar Associations . . . “ It is about changing or be irrelevant. During the annual meeting, I had several conversations with others about the value of belonging to a bar association, and how bars need to be relevant to their members or risk losing members and member participation. Then I heard this: The attendance for this ABA meeting was approximately 3,500...
[Reid My Blog] How to Stop 80% of Malicious Attacks on Your Law Firm Computers
We hear and read about the necessity of keeping law firm computers (and the confidential client information they contain) secure from malicious software and hackers, but not all of these efforts are created equal. The number one way to keep your computers secure is to keep all the software in those computers patched.  By patched, I don’t mean just Windows and other Microsoft products. In fact, those account for just a tiny fraction of security problems today. The biggest culprits—and this...
[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...