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] Commercial debt collection scam by Niu Zhiming of Xiware Technologies
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they have received an email from the purported Niu Zhiming of Xiware Technologies with regards to a commercial debt litigation 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: Xiware Technologies Ltd [] Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:46 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: We require...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Unbundled Legal Services: Pitfalls to Avoid
Unbundled legal services are one solution to the complex issue of access to justice and are likely to become more commonplace. Being aware of the risks of unbundled legal services will help you reduce your exposure to a malpractice claim. Here are several steps you can take to reduce your exposure to a claim when providing legal services on a limited scope basis. This was excerpted from an article in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine, and so often refers to the Ontario Rules of...

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[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best of TECHSHOW – Tips and Tricks
Every year the ABA TECHSHOW brings together some of the best legal technology minds our profession has to offer.  This year was no exception.  Over the next few posts I’ll share what I learned at this year’s conference.  Today: the … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Are You Not Buying a New PC Too?
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about large decreases in purchases of new PCs and laptops. Dwight Silverman does a great job of telling the story, giving us the numbers and analyzing the trends in “Why aren’t people buying new PCs? Because they don’t have to.” Silverman’s title neatly sums up the answer to the question, but his blog post is definitely worth a read, especially for lawyers and others hoping to get an updated computer in 2013. First quarter PC shipments have decreased by...
[Compujurist] Top 3 Game changing technologies from the ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Exhibitor Hall
There were three technologies in the Exhibit hall at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 that brought me a WOW moment when I learned about them. These three technologies have the potential to be game changers for lawyers. Learn why I think a video conferencing and screen sharing service, technology from HP and a MS Word add-in are potentially game changing technology for lawyers after the break.
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Student to Lawyer: 20 Tips for a Successful Transition
Excerpted from LAWPRO Magazine, Student Issue #1, 2012 There isn't a simple magic formula for mapping out a career in law. You will make some decisions on where you would like to go, but there are many things outside your control which will impact on where you will end up. Factors such as economic conditions, personal circumstances, where you articled and even a bit of luck will affect the career path you will follow. This article outlines some of the 20 tips that will help you find your...
[Law Practice Advisor] Two-Bit Encryption: A Pair of Options for Securing Cloud Documents and Email
As has been seen previously, we’re active at posting for other blogs, in addition to our own.  And, in that historical vein, Rodney and Heidi have been making regular submissions to Law Technology Today, the blog of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section and Legal Technology Resource Center. Rodney’s first two posts for the LTT Blog have both focused on encryption, in the cloud, and via email.  You can read his review of BoxCryptor, here; and, check out his review of...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Are You Ready for Sole Practice?
One-third of the nearly 23,500 lawyers in private practice in Ontario are sole practitioners. As a solo, it’s great to have the freedom that comes with being your own boss, but you also have full responsibility for all aspects of the operation of your law practice. Do you have what it takes to be a sole practitioner? The 2012 Student Issue of LAWPRO Magazine included a self-assessment test to help identify your strengths and weaknesses and gives you a better idea of whether you’re cut out for...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Building a firm mentoring program and culture
This Appendix to Managing a Mentoring Relationship (adapted with permission from Lois J. Zachary’s The Mentor’s Guide) contains an outline of the major issues that should be considered when a firm mentoring program is created. Ensure full and visible support from top management Create an action plan for engaging top management in the creation and roll-out of the program. Ensure that top management supports the program on an ongoing basis. Be specific and detail the necessary steps...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Law Firm Falls Victim to Scam, Sued by Bank
If this headline doesn’t catch your attention, I’m not sure what will. Here is Sharon Nelson’s latest post on Ride the Lightning: “It continues to amaze me how law firms fall for phishing scams, sometimes believing that they might have a potential client and sometimes, as here, clicking where they shouldn’t click. The latest law [...]