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] Physical Security: Quick Security Tip
When discussing cyber security, passwords, encryption, and many tech terms are mentioned. Just as important, however, is your physical security. Asking a complete stranger to watch your laptop for you at a coffee shop or not paying attention to who may be lurking around waiting for you to drop your mobile device are just as threatening (if not more) as a scam or hacking. This video is part of a 5 video series from the Legal Technology Resource Center discussing strategies for a more secure...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Lawyers Swarm to Ghost Blogging, But is it Ethical? Digital Edge Podcast
No one thinks it is unusual or wrong for a professional copy editor to write copy for a law firm's website. But blogging has always been a more personal endeavor. Some lawyers who are time-challenged or whose writing skills are...
[Law Practice Advisor] Summer Teeth: It’s Time to Bite Into Those Long-Overdue Projects
Nobody starts a law firm on exactly the footing they expect. Even though some attorneys work an aggressive plan for establishing a new practice, there are always things left a slide; and, for some, practice management is thrust upon them. The absolute best time to settle your firm practices is at its inception. If you don’t, you’ll find that you’re making ad hoc decisions later, and often when you’re too busy to make them well. The blessing and curse of starting a law firm is that you don’t...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: All LAWPRO Magazine articles by topic
We regularly post new and archived articles from LAWPRO Magazine and Webzine on this blog, but some lawyers may not know you can find all of these articles arranged by topic at www.practicepro.ca/topiclisting Here you’ll find 11 years worth of LAWPRO Magazine articles searchable by area of law and various practice management subjects. Often the same article will be relevant to more than one area, so for instance “Avoid Communications-based claims: Some tips for litigators”...
[Law Technology Today] Social Media Management with Hootsuite
If you or your law firm supports multiple social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, you may be wondering how to effectively manage all of these pages in one place. There are many options to choose from (see the bottom of this blog post), but my personal holy grail for social media management is Hootsuite. I am sure many of you are familiar with the term and maybe are currently using this tool, but here are some tips for how to use it most efficiently. Schedule You can...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
This was another rich week for excellent content from the LPM-o-sphere. Here are a few that are really worth checking out: David Sparks of MacSparky shared a really intriguing app perfect for folks who set aside content to read later but never have the time to actually read it. Voice Dream (iOS only) can grab articles from Evernote, Dropbox, Instapaper, etc., and reads them aloud so you can listen while driving, exercising, and so forth. LinkedIn users with complete profiles are 40 times more...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Kenneth Dean
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Kenneth Dean looking to retain him with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] Juries and Social Media (Free book excerpt from “Social Media as Evidence”)
Excerpted and adapted from Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques, now available from LPM Publishing. The Use of Social Media to Conduct Research on Jurors In addition to researching individual jurors, parties should also consider social media research to discover trends of thought, attitudes, opinions, and the like among the jury pool in the area, particularly in a high profile case. Indeed, information obtained from social media sites may be different from that...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Nicky Hastings and Harrison Field Limited
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Nicky Hastings of Harrison Field Limited looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Julian Russ
A lawyer in New York and one in Illinois have notified us that they received an email from the purported Julian Russ looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for...