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] Why Law Firm Websites Need Structured Search Engines
Have you ever typed a phrase into Google only to end up with wildly unrelated results? For example, searching for “plot of 1984” yields a line graph showing that y =1,984. That probably doesn’t help students who are looking for a synopsis of their summer reading. If you’ve experienced something like this, you know how frustrating it can be. But if it happens when clients use the search bar on your firm’s website, it’s more than an inconvenience—it could actually hurt your business. Why Your...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Ontario Lawyers: Rule 48 Transition Toolkit Helps You Avoid Administrative Dismissal Claims
Effective January 1, 2015, a new Rule 48.14 brought significant changes to the administrative dismissal regime in Ontario. After several hundred claims and almost $10 million in claims costs in three and a half years, LAWPRO is happy to see old Rules 48.14 and 48.15 revoked. While the new rule may help stem the tide of claims, the changed deadlines, processes and transition provisions introduce new claims risks that may trap the unwary lawyer. LAWPRO encourages all lawyers to familiarize...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Windows 10 Upgrade -- Should I do it now or later?
NOTE: A group asked me to give them some comments on whether to upgrade to Windows 10 now or later. I did some research and and provided them a short paper with some links included. Word got out and I...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: iPad in One Hour for Litigators, 2nd edition
iPads have changed the way lawyers present their cases in the courtroom, at mediation, and beyond. But tablet technology changes quickly. What was cutting-edge just months ago could now be outdated enough to damage your case. This updated and revised edition of bestselling ABA author and iPad expert Tom Mighell’s iPad in One Hour for Litigators will help you stay informed on the latest hardware and apps that will ensure your iPad is a powerful legal tool. The book will show you how to:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Windows 10 – Must-Change Default Settings
In my last post I discussed specifications and compatibility issues relating to Windows 10.  This week the focus is default settings.  Before you click away, consider the following: During installation, “express settings” permits Microsoft to collect data about you By default, … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Greg Woodstock and Raylteen Ltd
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Greg Woodstock of Raylteen Ltd looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Saito Shimizu and Eikoh/KIC Trading
Three U.S. firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Saito Shimizu of Eikoh/KIC Trading looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud...
[Law Technology Today] Decrypting Encryption: Gaining Competence on Encryption for Your Practice
Do you encrypt your e-mail when communicating with a client? Do you encrypt client files on your laptop? How can you ensure that the digital files entrusted to you are safe? Understanding the basics of digital encryption may sound like a monumental task, but our experts will break down the technicalities into digestible morsels. Lawyers are responsible for protecting the information entrusted to them, and knowing the basics of digital encryption is becoming a must-have knowledge base. Join us...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Creating Amazing Videos and Avoiding Ethics Violations
Video is a powerful tool for reaching new clients and expanding legal practices. Here’s how to do it effectively and ethically. http://nwsidebar.wsba.org/2015/08/12/creating-amazing-videos-and-avoiding-ethics-violations/
[Law Technology Today] Document Automation for Estate Planning Attorneys
As an Estate Planning attorney, you have the ability to safeguard a client’s legacy. Protecting their assets, distributing their wealth, and preserving their values. You treat every client with care and respect, paying special attention to their needs, every step of the way. We will cover: Document assembly vs. document automation Benefits of automation Types of documents I can automate Available automation tools   Thank you to our sponsor: The post Document Automation for Estate...