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: The Lawyer’s Guide to Strategic Planning
This resource is a guide to planning dynamic strategic plans and implementing them at your firm. The authors writing style emphasizes practical application of sound planning concepts rather than focusing on a more theoretical approach. You’ll find specific suggestions on strategic planning for any size firm, in any practice area. You’ll learn about the actual planning process and how to establish goals in key areas such as law firm governance, competition, financial management,...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Mentoring of Real Estate Lawyers in Ontario
Are you in need of a mentor? Would you mentor someone if you had the time? Here is a possible solution for both. The OBA's Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has undertaken a mentoring initiative on their web site, www.lawyersworkinggroup.com. This mentoring initiative is set up so that everyone can participate with little effort. Go to the site, see the question of the month, click on the suggested answers provided or add a comment and you’re done. The Working Group encourages all...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Howard Salter
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they received an email from the purported Howard Salter 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: Howard M Salter To: undisclosed-recipients:; Date: 07/07/2013 01:42 AM Subject:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Calling All Lawyers Who Advise Businesses
This post is for any lawyer who gives business advice. You may consider yourself a business lawyer, employment law practitioner, corporate lawyer, commercial law specialist, or debtor/creditor/collections expert. If your clients process writs of garnishment, read up! Garnishments represent an … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Apple Security: Invisible and Practical Approaches
For many years, one of the big reasons that lawyers (and others) switched to Apple computers from Windows computers was security. The Windows world was (and is) one of frequent security updates, viruses and malware, firewall settings and software to manage all of the aspects of security. Security issues and concerns seem to be a regular occurrence and a necessary part of the care and operation of a Windows machine. The popular notion was that in the world of Apple, all that disappeared. That’s...
[Law Practice Advisor] Summer Tour: LOMAP’s Start-Up Meetings Go On the Road
LOMAP has now, for more years than I can count (I can’t count very high), offered free ‘start-up’ meetings for lawyers looking to establish their own law firms. At these two-hour meetings, we dedicate an hour to ‘traps for the unwary’/’things to think about before starting your firm’-style issues, and an hour to ‘developing a cost-effective technology platform’. Snacks are served in between sessions, including chocolate chip granola bars. (That’s right . . . chocolate chip granola bars.)...
[Avoid a Claim] TitlePLUS Resource: Tools to Help You Get Legal Work From Local Lenders
Want more business from local lenders? Talk to them; make yourself more visible. To help you strengthen your position in your community, the TitlePLUS program created a resource “Tools to help You get Legal Work from Local Lenders.” This is a step-by-step guide, which includes instructions and precedents that you can use to promote your legal services and build relationships with neighbourhood mortgage lenders. http://www.titleplus.ca/files/Toolkit12009.pdf
[Law Technology Today] What’s Next for RSS Feeds and News Readers?
After much anticipation, Google Reader has left the webosphere. Users have until July 15th to grab their data from the app and find a replacement. So, what’s next? On this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell will discuss news-reader app options and the future of RSS feeds. In the second half of the episode your hosts ask whether Google Search is still the best search engine. Dare they suggest that users divert from the Google conglomerate? Tune in to find out...
[The Last Word] Annual Meeting Schedule Available
The Annual Meeting & Legal Expo 2013 is almost here and things will be getting started down at The Grand Hotel in beautiful Point Clear on Wednesday afternoon of next week. Refreshments will be offered on arrival from Noon until 6:00 pm, and Registration will be open from Noon until 7:00 pm. We have lots […]
[Avoid a Claim] Title insurance and recreational properties: What you need to know
Recreational properties present a unique set of challenges. Here are some issues to keep in mind when obtaining title insurance policies for your clients’ purchases of recreational properties, to help ensure your clients’ interests are protected. Legal description: If the property was created years ago, the thumbnail description on the PIN may be brief, for instance, “as in instrument 123456,” but the actual description in that instrument can be long and complex. It may have multiple elements...