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] Is there an iPad in Your Future?
♫I’m searching When I’m lost and need to find myself Where this road will lead no one can tell…♫ – Lyrics and music by Simon Finn and Errol Reid, recorded by China Black. It is hard to imagine but no search engine existed for the web until 1993. Of course, when it comes to doing research on the web, the one search site that everyone knows today is Google. But Google itself didn’t become prominent until 2000. Furthermore, Google is by no means the only or perhaps even the best search...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Partner Departures and Lateral Moves
Once it was the exception for a partner to leave a firm. Now “the revolving door” of partner departures has been deemed a “modern-day law firm fixture.” What steps can a departing partner or an acquiring firm take to minimize risks and reduce potential liabilities? This book is an essential guide to answering those questions. With years of experience, author Geri Krauss provides guidance for both the partner and the acquiring firm in connection with exploring a new...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Syncing Android Devices With MS Exchange/Outlook
At the "Smartphones and Tablets: What's Right For You" session at the Law Society of Upper Canada's Solo and Small Firm Conference last week (archived webcast is available for purchase), there were a number of questions on syncing Android devices with MS Exchange/Outlook. In response my co-speaker Mike Seto prepared the following. As these questions appear quite common, I thought it would be helpful to share Mike's answer with a wider audience. If your calendar/email/...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Emmanuel Wei of Sai Mag Group
An Ontario lawyer notified us that she received an email from the purported Emmanuel Wei of Sai Mag Group 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: Emanuel Kemmler [mailto:emanuel.kemmler@student.uni-halle.de] Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 5:02 PM Subject: Business representative . Please Review...
[Law Practice Advisor] Accelerate Your Marketing: Top Sound Bites from LOMAP’s Annual Marketing Conference
There was much wit and wisdom being passed around during last week’s 3rd Annual Super Marketing Conference, presented by LOMAP, in partnership with the Massachusetts Bar Association, Suffolk University Law School’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies and Avvo. This year’s conference, tagged ‘Accelerate Your Marketing’ focused on web marketing. Below are some of the top quotes from the show, per session: -‘Don’t hide your fees; instead, be transparent, and demonstrate your value to clients.’...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Lawson Roberts
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Lawson Roberts 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: Lawson Roberts Date: Thu, May 23, 2013 at 5:32 AM Subject: Legal Advice To: Dear Counsel, I need a proper legal advice and expertise in a pending debt recovery of a...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Top 10 Technology Tools and How to Use Them
Are you familiar with the various available legal technology options, and are you using everything you should be? Legal technology is essential for communicating with and serving clients, for completing law-related tasks, and for running and managing your practice. Top 10 Technology Tools and How to Use Them, by Dan Pinnington, Richard Ferguson, David Bilinsky and David Masters reviews what the authors feel are the “top ten legal technologies,” that is, technologies that all law...
[Avoid a Claim] Your new sole or small law office: General or niche practice?
Just as lawyers choose to practice solo or in small firm settings for a wide range of different reasons, there are many factors that play into the decision whether to develop a general practice or to focus on a particular niche. Regardless of these factors, it’s important to actually consider the pros and cons of each model and to develop your new practice with intention and self-reflection. Some lawyers assume that it is commercially imperative −at least at first − to take every case that “...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Kazuo Hirai of Chuko Electric Co Ltd
A lawyer in California notified us that he received an email from the purported Kazuo Hirai of Chuko Electric Co Ltd 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: Chuko Electric Co Ltd [mailto:chukoelectriccoltd@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 2:27 PM To: Subject: litigation case This is a...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Mobile Security Tips from the ABA
Great tips at Law Technology Today on mobile security. Don’t take confidential client data outside the office without taking these precautionary steps: Encrypt devices Password protect all technology (phones, tablets, laptops) Enable remote wiping capability Limit what you carry when … Continue reading →