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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] Six Compelling Reasons Why a Contingent Firm Should Track Time
Contingent fees are appealing in part because many lawyers believe that charging a percentage of the client’s recovery frees them from tracking time.  True: you are not rendering a detailed hourly billing each month to your client.  But before you … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] Gadgets and Gizmos Galore – Technolawyer NewsWire’s Top Products of 2013 Awards
Image via CrunchBase The American Bar Association says it’s about time for lawyers to have some competence in technology, specifically that “a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.”  You better get ready because states, including Massachusetts, could soon see changes to their own rules based on the new Model Rules.  Here’s one way to boost your competence:  Subscribe to TechnoLawyer (TL). ...
[Avoid a Claim] Resolutions to avoid claims with LAWPROand practicePRO resources
With a bit of effort, the risks of a malpractice claim can be significantly reduced. LAWPRO and practicePRO have created various practice aids and resources to help you pro-actively reduce your risk of a malpractice claim. Make an effort to use the following LAWPRO claims prevention resources: I will save $100 on my premium by claiming the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit: By taking two CPD programs that are approved for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit, you can save $100 on your premium. Visit...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Be Careful About Putting Your Firm Data in the Cloud
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Hacker’s Guide to Being More Productive
♫ more productive comfortable not drinking too much regular exercise at the gym (3 days a week) getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries at ease eating well (no more microwave dinners and saturated fats) a patient better driver…♫ Lyrics and Music by: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway, recorded by Radiohead. I don’t know about you, but I have been largely disillusioned by the ‘traditional’ ways of trying...
[Avoid a Claim] Copyright infringement scam using the names Lee Fong and Lee’s Pharmaceutical
An Ontario firm reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Lee Fong of Lee’s Pharmaceutical with regards to retaining their services to collect on a copyright infringement. 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is also part of the...
[Law Technology Today] New Year’s Tech Resolutions for Practicing Attorneys
With the increased emphasis and constant state of flux of technology, many law firms and practicing attorneys will likely have tech-related new year’s resolutions this year. Having the latest technology improves productivity and efficiency, while out-dated technology can often slow work down significantly. Join legal technology experts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell in this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report discussing New Year’s tech resolutions. Tune in for topics such as:...
[Law Technology Today] What Does Your Appearance Say About Your Personal Brand?
Excerpted and adapted from Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers by Katy Goshtasbi, published by the ABA Law Practice Division. How many times have you attended a crowded bar association event where it seemed every lawyer in attendance was wearing a blue or black suit? How many times have you left gatherings, such as those bar association events, where everyone and everything seemed like a blur?  In a sea of sameness as lawyers, learn how to stand out from the crowd. What Is Visual Branding...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] You Are Not Paranoid If Everyone Is Really is Recording You
Stop by the Wall Street Journal website quickly and read “Very Candid Cameras: Autographer and Narrative Clip Are Watching You - Are Wearable Cameras Creepy or Cool? Either Way, They're Here” before the article disappears behind the paywall. While everyone...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Edward Boyle, Mikio Takeuchi and Sojitz Aerospace Corp
A German firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Edward Boyle, on behalf of Mikio Takeuchi of Sojitz Aerospace Corp, 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...