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 Practice Tips Blog] What is Your Job Description?
The Law Practice Magazine Sept/Oct 2014 issue is out and the theme is law firm Finance. As always. there is lots of good content, including Starting a Financial Relationship With Your Client- Packaging your fee agreement with an eye toward...
[PA Law Practice Management] In What World is a Trip to the ER Romantic?
More of my readers know me through printed word, rather than in person.  So I can understand how you might be puzzled by the title.  As Desi would say, “Lucy, you’ve got a lot of ‘splaining to do!”  This is certainly a departure from my usual postings, but has to be written. My fifth wedding anniversary was September 12th.  On the previous day, my husband took me to the ER.  One of many such trips in our relatively short relationship.  As we were led into room #10, I realized that it was the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Not Your Average Business Plan
Credit: rno (Flickr) Do you have a business plan for your practice?  If you are like most of the attorneys I speak with, you don’t currently have one and you cringe at the thought of it. I used to recommend writing a business plan as both the first step to going into practice and to grow or streamline an existing practice, but after enough push back from attorneys, I realized that my efforts were futile.  Yes, business planning is essential for attorneys; by writing down your plan you are...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Jake Clayworth and G + S Engineering
Firms in California and Wisconsin notified us that they received an email from the purported Jake Clayworth of G + S Engineering looking to looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The State of Law Firm Security
Viruses are More Common at Law Firms than Encryption, ABA Survey Shows “Nearly half of law firms were infected with viruses, spyware or malware last year, according to the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. At the same time, only … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Docking Your Mobile Device: A Review of HiRise from Twelve South
We are a society deeply tied to our mobile devices. We use them at all hours – at home, on our commute, at work, in meetings and in court, and even in the middle of the night. During the daytime, they reside at our side, whether on our desk or in our pocket just so that we don’t miss important calls and messages from family members, friends, and clients (that is, if you are brave enough to dole out your cell phone number to clients). For my mother, messaging with her children comprises a...
[PA Law Practice Management] Attorney Seeking Job Opportunity
An accomplished attorney with substantial experience working in the public sector.  Has significant litigation experience, particularly in the areas of child advocacy, child day care licensing and mental health.  A former judicial law clerk for the Honorable James R. Cavanaugh of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.  Previously worked as legislative counsel for Senator Shirley M. Kitchen in the Senate of Pennsylvania.  Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. Relevant Skills: Legal Research,...
[The Last Word] No Worries! Casemaker Is Still There!
Many of you have noticed by now that we launched the new Alabama State Bar website on Monday morning.  We’ve gotten a lot of calls and some good feedback, but  lot of you have had trouble finding Casemaker.  So here’s what you need to know to get logged in and start doing research. There is […]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Future of Wearable Technology for Lawyers
With the recent Apple announcement about the Apple Watch coming in 2015, it is a good time to contemplate whether wearable technology will be good for lawyers, not so good or somewhere in between. Our new podcast is The Future...
[Law Technology Today] The Data Guardian: Transforming Legal IT
Just like nearly every other knowledge worker, legal professionals are becoming more mobile than ever. Based on recent research commissioned by Workshare, 96 percent of legal professionals are accessing documents on the move, with as many as 84 percent requiring access to work documents outside of the office to get their jobs done. This requirement for mobile working is being sufficiently met with an abundance of cloud-based file sharing applications in the marketplace, but this is often at...