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] ABA TECHSHOW® 2013 April 4-6, 2013 – Chicago
Don’t miss the world’s leading legal technology conference and expo. Created by and for lawyers and legal professionals! ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Highlights: Choose from 15 tracks to customize your ABA TECHSHOW experience! More than 60 educational sessions (Three days of CLE!) Tablets Paperless Office Practice E-Discovery Virtual Law Cloud Computing Social Media Two-day technology expo [...]
[Law Technology Today] The Most Powerful (and Cheapest) Risk Management Tool
Funding for security initiatives can be difficult to come by, especially since most lawyers have gotten by for years with minimal investment in this area.  Many still rely on little more than antivirus software and a back-up hard drive.  Naturally, lawyers often ask what they can do to minimize their information security exposure and reasonably manage their risk without large budgets.  Fortunately, the very best (and perhaps the most obvious) way to protect data costs nothing but a little time...
[Avoid a Claim] Law Society’s Member Assistance Program (MAP) dedicated web page
This past December the Law Society announced  a new Member Assitance Program (MAP) to be administered by Homewood Human Solutions. The full announcement can be seen here. Homewood now has a dedicated web page for lawyers and paralegals on their website which will take visitors directly to services designed specifically for the legal community. The URL for that page is www.homewoodhumansolutions.com/MSA/lawsocietyuppercanada
[Avoid a Claim] New Land Registration Bulletin regarding expiry and renewal of e-reg land registration agreements
This bulletin from the Ministry of Government Services has come to our attention: In 2008, the Ministry of Government Services introduced new criteria related to obtaining authorization to register documents in the electronic land registration system (ELRS) in accordance with the Land Registration Reform Act. In order to obtain authorization, Teraview account holders are required to satisfy the Director of Land Registration that they meet the new criteria. They are also required to enter into a...
[Law Technology Today] Downtime Efficiency
As lawyers, we’re busy people. Between meetings, court appearances, and document drafting, we’re often on-the-go. One problem with being busy outside of the office is that work continues to accumulate in the office. Your absence doesn’t halt the flow of “to do’s” to your inbox. This problem has been incrementally addressed by technological advances. First pagers, then cell phones, and most recently smart phones. Your office progressed from notifying you to reaching you, to allowing you to...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Sitting on a Non-Profit Board: A Risk Management Checklist
Serving as a director of a charitable or not-for-profit corporation can be a rewarding but potentially risky experience. A director can be held personally liable for his or her own actions or failures to act, as well as jointly and severally liable with the other members of the board of directors. Directors with specialized knowledge and expertise, such as lawyers, are held to a higher standard of care. Ontario lawyers should note that LAWPRO’s standard professional liability insurance policy...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue 2nd Edition
The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue, Second Edition offers practical tips and step-by-step plans for evaluating, tracking, and ultimately enhancing your firm’s revenue stream. Significantly updated and expanded to address issues facing law firms in the twenty-first century, this new edition demonstrates how to avoid short-term solutions, look beyond cost-cutting, and develop a multi-year strategy for achieving financial growth. Using your firm’s existing resources, you...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam by Harumasa Miyashita of Miyaobi Publishing Co
A lawyer in Texas reported to us that he’s been contacted by the purported Harumasa Miyashita of Miyaobi Publishing Co with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP agreement. For details of how this scam works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email. Subject: Legal Matter From: Harumasa Miyashita Date: Mon, February 04, 2013 10:09 pm To:  We are media publisher company here in Japan and we have...
[SC Small Firm] Secure your Dropbox files
Are you using Dropbox in your law practice? Dropbox can be a great tool if you’re trying to go paperless, or even if you just want more convenient access to your files remotely. Don’t ignore the security risks though, especially if you’re storing client information in Dropbox. Viivo is a free service that allows you to encrypt files you store in Dropbox. Read this article for more info on securing your Dropbox folders with Viivo. Viivo also offers a Quick Start Guide that you may want to take a...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Power up the free Google Calendar
There’s plenty to take advantage of in the free Google Calendar—features like creating and sharing multiple calendars, “quick add” smart appointments and the ability to make calendars public. In this article I dig in to unearth a few neat tricks to integrate your Calendar more tightly with Gmail and Tasks. With some exploring and clicking, you will find the free Google Calendar and productivity tools are quite robust, and with a little know-how, have more integration than meets the eye....