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

[The Last Word] Annual Meeting Schedule Available
The Annual Meeting & Legal Expo 2013 is almost here and things will be getting started down at The Grand Hotel in beautiful Point Clear on Wednesday afternoon of next week. Refreshments will be offered on arrival from Noon until 6:00 pm, and Registration will be open from Noon until 7:00 pm. We have lots […]
[Avoid a Claim] Title insurance and recreational properties: What you need to know
Recreational properties present a unique set of challenges. Here are some issues to keep in mind when obtaining title insurance policies for your clients’ purchases of recreational properties, to help ensure your clients’ interests are protected. Legal description: If the property was created years ago, the thumbnail description on the PIN may be brief, for instance, “as in instrument 123456,” but the actual description in that instrument can be long and complex. It may have multiple elements...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Big Ideas in Law Practice: Your Handbook for The Future
The Big Ideas issue of Law Practice Magazine is an incredible resource. (July/August 2013 Issue) I say that with a great deal of pride as John Simek and I were the guest editors of the issue. We had as great...
[Law Technology Today] Coming soon: “Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers” by Thomas C. Grella
LPM is excited to be publishing Tom Grella’s latest book, Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers, later this month. Pre-order your copy now for a 15% discount! All too often, the difference between a successful and unsuccessful law firm is the quality of its leadership. Exemplary leaders have the power to motivate attorneys and staff to serve clients, collaborate, and innovate to the best of their ability. In times of trouble, ineffective leadership can drive a firm to ruin....
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Gunjirou Kentaro of Hokuriku Electric Co
A lawyer in Ireland notified us that he received an email from the purported Catherine Hu of Ota Shoten Shinji Leasing Company with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Hokuriku Electric Co Ltd [mailto:hokurikuelectriccoltd@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 4:41 PM To: Subject: [SUSPECTED...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Proposed Changes to Advertising and Solicitation Rules Give Your 2 Cents
The Oregon State Bar is currently soliciting comments regarding proposed amendments to Oregon RPCs 7.1-7.5 governing advertising and solicitation.  Comments should be submitted in writing to the Legal Ethics Committee in care of OSB General Counsel Helen Hierschbiel at hhierschbiel@osbar.org by … Continue reading →
[The Last Word] A Tsunami of Email? Filter to Survive!
As a member of the Alabama State Bar, I receive all of the broadcast email messages that you, our members, do.  While we try very hard not to send too many – fearing the end result that no one will read them – it seems like lately, with the advent of the Annual Meeting and […]
[Law Technology Today] Technology in the Courtroom
We’re pleased to share this guest post from Patrick Michael, a partner practicing in the Louisville office of Dinsmore & Stohl LLP.[1] Patrick writes about the Jefferson Courtroom Upgrade Project’s success in bringing modern tech amenities to a traditional courtroom.   A question to all the attorneys reading this, how many of you present your client’s cases using the following trial presentation techniques: Writing important information on a large pad attached to an easel...
[Avoid a Claim] Dealing with Digital Assets in an Estate
This article is by Richard Weiland of Clark Wilson LLP. It originally appeared in that firms’ Your Estate Matters newsletter. The term “digital assets” is used in different ways by different people. In a broad sense, digital assets include all of the electronic “possessions” an individual may have, including emails, digital photos, videos, tweets, texts, songs and e-books, as well as online account information for websites or programs. Digital assets have three...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers
Millions of corporations, small businesses, solo lawyers, large and small law firms, and government agencies have “gone Google.” Find out why these organizations moved from hosting their own e-mail servers–and in some cases calendars and documents–to using Google Apps. Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers is designed as a step-by-step guide for lawyers to learn what features and functions are available in Gmail and Google Calendar, as well as related...