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

[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Email Folders as Productivity Tools
We tend to look at email folders primarily as organizational tools. Depending on your personal preference or firm policy, you may have folders for each client or matter, for special projects or internal working groups, or you may even have folders arranged to mirror an existing paper file system. But email folders can also serve as incredibly simple and effective productivity tools.  Here are a few examples: _Monday and _Friday. When you have a busy schedule, it’s natural to read a less-...
[Avoid a Claim] Spring clean your practice!
We had flurries last night here in Ontario – but we’re not fooled: spring is around the corner. Time to roll up the slush mats and slide in the bug screens.  We challenge you, in the next month or two, to bring a little of the spirit of spring cleaning to your legal practice. What do we mean? When work gets busy, many of us put certain non-mission-critical tasks on hold. But it’s important to remember that “on hold” should not be allowed to turn into “lost in the mists of time”. Lawyers must...
[Law Technology Today] Disaster Prep: Law Practice Today April 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management section provides a monthly webzine called Law Practice Today. The topic of discussion for April’s edition, “Disaster Prep,” provides helpful insight on how to work toward preventing and preparing for a disaster before it strikes. Here is a peek at what this issue has to offer: Preparing for a Disaster: Data Backup and Beyond “The worst time to find out that your data backup plan is insufficient is after a...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Ichiro Itoh
A Toronto lawyer has notified us that they have received an email 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: Ichiro Itoh Subject: We Need Your Services Attention. Good morning to you, please confirm the receipt of this mail if you are in a position to represent our company in matters of delinquent...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Scam Alert – Professional Liability Renewal Spoof
If you receive the following e-mail it is a scam: Subject line: Professional Liability Renewal  April – May 2013: I would like to review and Possibly lower your Professional Liability Insurance Premiums. I developed a relationship with a firm ( … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Saving Emails as PDF Files
Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Outlook work together in many nice ways. A great tip for archiving Outlook folders is to right click on them and select "Convert [Folder Name] to Adobe PDF." Then you can have all of those emails...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Derick Abrams
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Derick Abrams looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: Subject: Legal matter From: Derick Abrams <derabrams@live.com> This is a...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Create a Cyber Security Plan for Your Law Firm
Cyber attacks on small businesses are in the rise. How can you protect your firm? If you use WordPress for your Web site or blog, you must read this: Guard Your Blog Against WordPress Attacks. Next, use this article as … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Boosting Productivity and Efficiency with Intelligent Documents
In a challenging market, lawyers are striving to achieve peak efficiency without reducing the quality of their work. One specific area where efficiency is desperately needed is in document preparation. Think about the time wasted creating nearly identical documents over and over again. Stop wasting this valuable time! In our 30 minute webinar, learn how to best create, organize and manage forms, and minimize costs while maximizing your earnings. Join us on Tuesday, April 30th from 2:00p.m. to 2...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Don’t be Part of the Admin Dismissal Claims Spike
The number of claims we’re seeing based on the administrative (Rule 48) dismissal of an action continues to grow at an alarming rate, as do the costs for these claims. As the new procedure for these dismissals becomes old news, courts are becoming less amenable to our repair efforts. The list of acceptable excuses for delay continues to shrink; the incidence of delay does not. Lawyers need to have reliable systems in place to identify languishing files, and need to take the initiative to move...