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] To Cloud or Not to Cloud?
Most lawyers have struggled with whether or not to join the cloud. For many, it can seem like the pros and cons are equal and that the ethical risks that seem to be present in the cloud make it easier to avoid the decision. The “anytime, anywhere” accessibility of the cloud is intriguing, but the desktop tools lawyers are used to may be too comfortable to let go. In our 30 minute webinar sponsored by Amicus Attorney, learn how to decide which approach to the cloud is best for your firm, ranging...
[PA Law Practice Management] Keep Track of Your “Stuff”
We all lose stuff, even if only temporarily.  What if you could “tag” all your stuff with a tracker, so that when misplaced, you could locate it easily on your Smartphone?  That’s what Tile is for.  A Personal Asset Manager to help track one’s stuff.  It’s about time. Currently, Tile only works with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 3rd and 4th gen, and iPod Touch 5th gen.  And I can’t say it’s really cheap.  One Tile is $18.95.  The more you buy, the more you save per Tile.  Up to 10...
[PA Law Practice Management] Upcoming MCLE Seminars
I have two confessions: 1)  I do have a calendar for upcoming events on my web site, but can’t get into it to update it.  I just haven’t had time to figure out what’s wrong. 2)  I have not posted to my blog in quite a while.  This is one of those “do as I say and not as I do” situations, because I believe it’s important to post at least 3 – 4 times a week.  I think it’s been at least a month since I’ve posted.  Mia culpa.  Blame it on too...
[PA Law Practice Management] Caring for Elderly Parents
Many of you read my blog post some time ago entitled “Children Responsible for Parental Debt”.  It’s a serious issue surrounding the long-standing Filial Responsibility Law in PA.  I’m pleased to let you know that the Greater Philadelphia Professional Council, of which I am a member, will be presenting a FREE seminar on this topic.  The seminar, entitled “Caring for Elderly Parents: with Knowledge and Sensitivity”  will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn; 530 West...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Practice Pitfalls: Criminal Law
In the September 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article that discusses criminal law, which while not a large source of LAWPRO claims, still has its dangers. Click here to read the full article "Practice Pitfalls". Criminal law has not traditionally been a fertile source of malpractice claims, notes...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to CT Summation iBlaze
CT Summation iBlaze gives you complete control over litigation evidence by bringing all you need–transcripts, documents, issues, and events, to your fingertips in one easy-to-use software program. Working in close collaboration with CT Summation, author and noted technology speaker Tom O’Connor has developed this easy-to-understand guide designed to quickly get you up and running on CT Summation software. Fully up-to-date, covering the latest version of iBlaze, the book features...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The 7 Rules of Using Dropbox
Dropbox - what could be new?  With the announcement of a new API last month, some believe it may become an alternative for iCloud.  For the rest of us, Dropbox simply remains the incredibly popular file sharing and collaboration tool. But … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Physical Security: Quick Security Tip
When discussing cyber security, passwords, encryption, and many tech terms are mentioned. Just as important, however, is your physical security. Asking a complete stranger to watch your laptop for you at a coffee shop or not paying attention to who may be lurking around waiting for you to drop your mobile device are just as threatening (if not more) as a scam or hacking. This video is part of a 5 video series from the Legal Technology Resource Center discussing strategies for a more secure...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Lawyers Swarm to Ghost Blogging, But is it Ethical? Digital Edge Podcast
No one thinks it is unusual or wrong for a professional copy editor to write copy for a law firm's website. But blogging has always been a more personal endeavor. Some lawyers who are time-challenged or whose writing skills are...
[Law Practice Advisor] Summer Teeth: It’s Time to Bite Into Those Long-Overdue Projects
Nobody starts a law firm on exactly the footing they expect. Even though some attorneys work an aggressive plan for establishing a new practice, there are always things left a slide; and, for some, practice management is thrust upon them. The absolute best time to settle your firm practices is at its inception. If you don’t, you’ll find that you’re making ad hoc decisions later, and often when you’re too busy to make them well. The blessing and curse of starting a law firm is that you don’t...