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] The Hidden Cost of No Show Appointments
Guest post by Shaun Clark, Prompt Appointment The average billing rate of a lawyer in Oregon is $242 per hour. So when a client fails to keep an appointment, you stand to lose a substantial amount in consultation fees. Add … Continue reading →
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Rumpelstiltskin! What is the darn password again!
Believe it or not, the most common password is the word password. Before feeling smug about that unique password you created, think about how many sites where you have used it. Fess up; you are not alone. The aggravation of forgetting a password has led many people to use one password everywhere. The danger is that if a hacker comes upon your password and a list of your accounts, the hacker can try to enter these other accounts with the password already known. How could this happen? I will...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Elder law
The January 2007 issue of LAWPRO Magazine focused on the practice implications of an aging clientele. For the legal profession, Canada’s aging population has huge ramifications. An aging client base will increase the focus on wills and estate planning, and lawyers must bring themselves up to speed with both the opportunities and the potential exposures that come with providing these services to older clients. At the same time, the majority of lawyers themselves are boomers, and lawyers...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] A Mary Poppins Moment
♫  If you reach for the heavens You get the stars thrown in Anthing can happen … go and chase your dreams you won’t regret it Anything can happen Anything can happen…♫ Music and Lyrics by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman.   Mary Poppins!  Now just what does she have to do with law practice management?  The Broadway Musical version is currently playing at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver and if you are looking for an absolutely charming show this...
[Avoid a Claim] To avoid real estate claims: take instructions from the party with value at risk
If you’ve read even just the title of today’s risk management post, you’re on your way to avoiding a real estate claim. For seasoned real estate lawyers, the process of taking instructions, formulating or answering requisitions, and closing the deal can become, to a large extent, routine. An “ordinary” set of instructions with respect to an “ordinary” property may result in what appears to be a smooth and ordinary closing. But sometimes dangers lurk beneath the surface. One such danger arises...
[Law Technology Today] Holiday Travel Link Roundup
Ah, tis the season of holiday travels. Whether you are looking to detach or stay connected, these blog posts have some great tips for being on the road, covering everything from security to efficiency. Downtime Efficiency Use these tips to maximize your downtime when you’re on-the-go to reduce the pile up of “to dos” back at the office. Yes I AM Ignoring You When you take a few days off, you’re bound to return to a full inbox of unread emails. What you can do to reduce...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Gianlucca Perrota and Gamma S.R.L.
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Gianlucca Perrota of Gamma S.R.L. Limited looking to retain them with regards assisting on corporate matters, but in reality is likely a lead-up to a commercial debt collection scam or similar kind of scam. 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...
[Law Technology Today] Internet Marketing: Law Practice Today, November 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. November’s edition focuses on internet marketing, discussing topics such as social media, ethics, and search engine optimization. Here are some highlights from this issue: Social Media, Ethics, and “Expertise:” What’s a Lawyer to Do? “Lawyers have embraced LinkedIn more than any other social media outlet. Bar...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive: Title insurance – separating fact from fiction
In just over a decade, title insurance has gone from a little-known development to a mainstay of real estate practice. In Ontario alone, title insurance is a $100 million a year industry: Between 1999 and 2009, the revenue of the major title insurers of Ontario grew 534 per cent. Not surprisingly it is estimated that upwards of 95 per cent of Ontario residential real estate transactions are title insured. Despite its widespread use, title insurance appears to be somewhat of an enigma to many...
[Compujurist] Best Practice: Ask your Clients how you Did
I've long been an advocate of surveying your clients on how you did when you complete their representation. My friends at AttorneyatWork recently carried an article from Josh Lenon, an attorney and Director of Communications at Clio on this very topic. Josh reinforces what most of us that advise lawyers and firms already know - most firms don't ask for client feedback on how they did.