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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] Management, IT and Law Firms
♫  Doin it right, doin it right Doin it right, doin it right The blues bands cookin and the drummers burnin down Doin it right on the wrong side of town!!!  ♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by the Powder Blues.   Law firms like to think that they do things rather well.  Exceptionally well, as a matter of fact. Particularly the biggest ones. Only problem is, not everyone agrees with that perception.  Take Casey Flaherty for example.  Casey just happens to be the General Counsel at Kia Motors...
[The Last Word] Is it Time for Office 365?
If you’re like me, you can only absorb and assimilate so much change at one time. I think that’s one reason lawyers often stick with old – or even completely outdated – software. Even more than we dislike the “unnecessary” expense of the upgrade we hate the disruption having to learn something new causes in […]
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Student Magazine: The dangers of social media and how to avoid them
Although social networking tools offer lawyers many interesting new ways to interact with people in both personal and work spheres, there are some risks associated with using them. Before you venture into social networking, consider Section 5.5 of the Law Society’s Practice Management Guideline on Technology (“Technology Guideline”). It states, “Lawyers should have a reasonable understanding of the technologies used in their practice or should have access to someone who has such understanding...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for February 2014
February was a fairly “average” month in terms of the number of fraud-related emails sent to us by lawyers and resulting blog posts. We got 229 emails and posted 12 new fraud warning posts. 68% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 23% from Ontario, 2% from elsewhere in Canada and 7% from overseas. Here is the latest that map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ orginated. (click to enlarge) Here are the email fraud posts we did in February sorted by scenario:...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Time Management by Buckets and Lists
Time management is a challenge for us all these days. There are so many more distractions and so many more electronic avenues for assignments to come our way. It is a constant struggle to maintain productivity and a constant goal...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Free Shred Day for Multnomah County Lawyers
The Professional Liability Fund is providing free shredding of legal files on Saturday, March 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Oregon State Bar Center parking lot. Mobile shredding trucks from Recall, a document management company, will be … Continue reading →
[The Last Word] Does “The Cloud” Raise Storm Warnings at Your Firm?
Ever since Formal Opinion 2010-02 cleared the way for Alabama Lawyers to utilize cloud-based services in the practice of law, I’ve received more and more calls from lawyers who are interested in the benefits and advantages of internet-based practice management and other systems but are still afraid to allow confidential firm information to reside on […]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Emotional Wake and Changing the Focus
♫  I’ll be your savior, steadfast and true I’ll come to your emotional rescue I’ll come to your emotional rescue..♫ Lyrics and music by  Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, recorded by The Rolling Stones. This is another guest post from Beth Flynn at The Leadership Center at the Ohio State University. Leadership is one quality that we so need in all walks of life, from the International scene all the way down to the local community level.  Leaders are people who make demonstrable...
[Law Technology Today] When You Leave Big Law – What To Take And What To Leave Behind
Starting your own firm is an exciting endeavor. No longer will you be restricted by the rules and processes of your Big Law firm. There are so many decisions to be made like new email addresses and websites, internet service providers, document storage options, logos, marketing opportunities, social media…. The to-do list can seem endless. But before you leave the comforts of Big Law, there are a few items that you might want to consider taking with you. While Big Law may have been confining,...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] What Tech Tool Should I Use to Do That?
How do I do that? It is one of the challenges we all live with in today’s times. We need to do something with our technology, and we are aware that there are technology tools to do it. We just...