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

[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Collecting Your Fee
This practical and user-friendly guide provides you with proven strategies and sound advice that will make the process of collecting your fees simpler, easier, and more effective. This handy resource provides you with the framework around which to structure your collection efforts. The author will help you: Improve your relationships with present clients and set the proper expectations with new ones to ensure timely payment of bills. Understand why you need to discuss the issue of fees at the...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Linda Chan
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he’s been contacted by the purported Linda Chan with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. 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: linda chan Date: 7 May, 2013 11:25:29 AM EDT To: Subject: Legal...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Dalen Beil
Three U.S. lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Dalen Beil 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: From: Dalen Beil To: Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:56 PM Subject: Loan Default Case...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Rina Waltson
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that he’s been contacted by the purported Rina Waltson with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. 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: Date: Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM Subject: Enforcement To:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Stop the Insanity Word Users! Get Snapnumbers Now
If automatic numbering in Microsoft Word drives you nutty, then you need Snapnumbers from the folks at Snapdone. Snapnumbers is a free Word add-in that allows you to number paragraphs naturally without regard to Word styles or the underlying format of … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Law Schools Teaching Law Practice Technology
On the eLawyering Blog, Richard Granat has posted 11 Top Law Schools Teaching Law Practice Technology, an excellent starting point for learning what law schools are teaching students today about law practice technology. The list is part of an effort the ABA’s eLawyering Task Force is making to identify the law schools offering courses on the “intersection of internet technologies and the practice of law.” It’s also in part an effort to honor the memory of the late Gary Munneke, who advocated...
[Law Practice Advisor] The Three Marketeers: Whom You’ll Need to Market Your Law Practice
Three has always been held up as a mystical number: the Trinity; Larry Bird; the titular reworking of the Three Musketeers; etc. It just so happens that you also need three people to market a modern law practice. The good thing is: there’s very little mysticism about it. Content. A modern marketing platform starts with content. The most successful lawyers have always used publication as a mechanism for becoming known for their expertise in their fields. It still works. The difference...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: A checklist for avoiding conflicts on lateral lawyer transfers
Lateral hiring of partners or associates occurs at firms of every size, and is becoming far more common. In addition to reviewing the transferring lawyer’s credentials and suitability, the transferring lawyer and firm will need to identify and deal with potential conflicts of interest that may arise with respect to clients at the transferring lawyer’s previous firm, and in particular, clients for whom the transferring lawyer worked. This critical task is not as easy as it might seem on first...
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The Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) is proud to announce the launch of its official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lawtechnology. Converse with us beyond the 140 character limit! “Like” us to receive updates on the LTRC’s resources such as webinars, publications, the latest blog posts from Law Technology Today and to join conversations on legal technology. We greatly appreciate your interest in the LTRC and look forward to connecting in new ways! The post If you like us, “like...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] CBA LPMT Co-Sponsors LOMAP Third Annual Marketing Conference
FYI, the Chicago Bar Association Law Practice Management is co-sponsoring the Mass LOMAP  annual marketing conference which occurs on May 16. The ‘Third Annual Super Marketing Conference: Accelerate Your Marketing’ will focus on web marketing.  As always, there is an impressive lineup of speakers covering subjects germane to lawyer advertising online.  Avvo Founder and CEO Mark Britton will be the keynote speaker, and will address ‘Ten Opportunities Lawyers Miss in Online Marketing’. Check out ...