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] 10 Year Paper Retention Requirement – Oregon eCourt Week
If you are a paperless practitioner who has embraced Oregon eCourt with open arms, beware. eCourt filers are required by rule to retain certain documents in their original paper form.  UTCR 21.120, effective May 1, 2014, provides: “(1) Unless the … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Sharon Nelson and John W. Simek review “WordPress in One Hour for Lawyers”
We know and respect author Jennifer Ellis who has created excellent websites for law firms, lectures regularly on that topic, and also knows a great deal about search engine optimization. So we were delighted to read her new book, WordPress in One Hour for Lawyeers: How to Create a Website for Your Law Firm (available from the ABA Law Practice Division).  We use Typepad for our blogs but are considering moving to WordPress. If you think your firm might be interested in using WordPress, this is...
[Law Technology Today] ABA TECHCSHOW: A First Timer’s Three Days in the LegalTech World
    and why all Attorney’s, technie or not, should be paying attention… A Canadian Attorney living in Connecticut and I unexpectedly found myself at the ABA TECHSHOW held in Chicago last month. First, it was discovering the dynamite software practice management system, Clio, out of my hometown of Vancouver that peaked my interest, and then a serendipitous connection to a well-known blogger and attorney in Legal Tech, Nicole Black. At the same time, I had been orienting myself to the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Critical Security Concerns for Internet Explorer, Flash, and AOL Users
On the heels of Heartbleed, more security concerns: Stop Using Internet Explorer Now By now you have likely heard about the security issues with Internet Explorer. However, you may not realize that the US government warned users to quit using … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Your New Source for Legal Technology
Many legal professionals face the same challenges when it comes to technology: a certain piece of technology is failing or the firm is outdated in a specific area. What’s worse than your technology failing you? Getting lost in a bunch of vendor websites, or sifting through message boards and listserv archives, trying to figure out what purchases will benefit your firm the most. These issues wouldn’t seem as inconvenient if there was one centralized place to turn. Now (finally), you have a...
[Compujurist] FIXED – Internet Explorer Bug-Of-The-Day
Here is a great video and post with steps on how to protect yourself form the IE moonster affecting ALL versions of IE that has been making news this week. Steve Gibson created the inital steps but left out a few things. Terry Cole from Cole Informatics added these and created the video and post. If you're running Windows XP, you especially need to check this out. See here.
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Rejected Filings and Relation Back – Oregon eCourt Week
The rules for electronic filing deadlines in Oregon eCourt are set forth in UTCR 21.080, effective May 1, 2014. (See Chief Justice Order 14-012 dated March 31, 2014 adopting out-of-cycle amendments.) Among the most important are the provisions concerning rejected … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Practical Law and Firm Central: Growing and Managing your Practice
You start out making most of your money doing corporate law, have set up your law firm and practice management software around corporate law and have things running smoothly. A corporate client comes to you with an intellectual property issue, and asks for your advice. You don’t know much about intellectual property, but the client has given you steady business. What to do? The simple answer is to call around to friends who are intellectual property lawyers, or know good intellectual property...
[PA Law Practice Management] Computer Security Issues – Windows XP, Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer
When Homeland Security issues a warning about new risks of using your computer, you should stop and pay attention.  When mighty Microsoft tells you to temporarily stop using one of their programs due to a security issue, you should stop and pay attention once you’ve recovered from fainting. Yes folks, our computing environment has just gotten a whole lot riskier, especially when exploring the internet. First, let me advise you that the issues have not yet been resolved, despite reports issued...
[Avoid a Claim] Fraudster in the U.S. using LAWPRO job title as part of impersonation
A home renovation payments escrow company in Texas brought to our attention that a person purporting to be Laura Borovich of Orlando, Florida contacted them claiming to be “Director, practicePRO / Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO)”. The purpose of the contact was to release money held in escrow. No employee by that name has ever worked at LAWPRO. While the mailing address was given as Orlando, the phone number (858-504-7460) is in San Diego. Two email addresses...