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] Calculating Deadlines Using the REGISTER OF ACTIONS – Oregon eCourt Week
If you are new to Oregon eCourt, one of your first challenges will be reading and interpreting the online REGISTER OF ACTIONS. Mastering the register is the key to understanding eCourt events, accessing hyperlinked documents, and calculating deadlines. You will … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] If You Hang a Shingle Online, How Does it Help Someone Find Your Office?
People are looking for professional legal services online. If you own a small neighborhood law office or or operate a local bar association, then potential clients and members could be looking for you on the Internet. When they come looking, you need to make sure that you are easily found. To that end, create a local listing with a search engine. This listing will help to correlate your online presence with your actual brick and mortar location. Location based service (by way of Venice) Since...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] A New Blog on Lawyer Leadership
♫ Check the state of the world we live in Can’t you see it’s a cryin’ shame? (Forgive them) Leadership fails before it begins Motivated by personal gains (Forgive them)…♫ Lyrics and music by: Orville Burrell, Ricardo Ducent, Shaun Pizzonia, Maurice Gregory and Anthony Kelly, recorded by Shaggy (Orville Burrell). My long-standing good friend, fellow lawyer, runner and enduring leader in the American Bar Association has (finally!) launched his blog Strategic Legal...
[Law Practice Advisor] Achieving “Inbox Zero”: Email Management Tips
Email email email (Photo credit: RambergMediaImages) Ever send an email to your colleague across the hall rather than picking up the phone? Sure, we all have. And, while the telephone is not by any means obsolete, email has become a primary means of communication for many attorneys. As such, we are bombarded by a stream of emails 24/7. Without a good workflow to sort, organize and respond to emails, you will easily be overwhelmed and end up interrupting important billable work time. “...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] 4 Out of 5 Lawyers Will Face a Malpractice Claim: Improve Your Odds
We’ve been happy to take part in Slaw’s Law Student Week. As a final post, here is a sobering fact: LAWPRO stats show that 4 out of 5 lawyers will face a malpractice claim during their careers. Fortunately, there are resources to help the new lawyer mitigate the risks and help LAWPRO (or other E&O insurer outside Ontario) effectively defend you should a claim arise. The AvoidaClaim.com blog will give you the latest on claims and frauds and how to avoid them practicePRO.ca/...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Lawyer gets 10 Years for Over Billing…
♫ Twisting and turning Your face to the wall Your future was soaring The landing was hard..♫ Lyrics and Music by Tom Mallicoat, recorded by Lethal. The American Bar Association Journal reported today: A Texas lawyer accused of double-billing Bexar County for indigent defense work and forging judges’ signatures on payment vouchers has been sentenced to 10 years after pleading guilty in March to forgery and securing execution of a document by deception. This lawyer was once the most...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Is This the Job You Want? How to Find the Right Fit – and Then Sell Yourself in the Interview
On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession who primarily make their living either writing or speaking, the idea that having a conversation about your interests and abilities in your own profession sounds both logical and easy. But throw the words “job interview” into the mix and a whole new paradigm emerges. With seemingly so much at stake, job interviews take on a new meaning for people who ordinarily would not shy...
[Law Technology Today] A Tech Support Manual for Problems with People Part 3
Monitoring your own attitude and engaging in active listening are useful tools to have in your communication and management toolbox. Practicing both on a regular basis will prove useful inside, and outside, work. As a lawyer, there are often touchy issues. Sometimes you know of them in advance, and sometimes opposition flares unexpectedly. Create safety for discussion. When people don’t feel respected or fear that their needs, goals or interests are at risk, safety and trust are lost and...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Your Practice in Your Pocket: Tips for Practicing Law on Mobile Devices
Whether you consider mobile devices personal or professional tools, there are platforms that are customized for the needs of legal professionals. In this webinar from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by Amicus Attorney, learn how to efficiently practice law on your mobile devices. Thank you to our sponsor, Amicus Attorney.   The post Video: Your Practice in Your Pocket: Tips for Practicing Law on Mobile Devices appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] CBA Releases 6 Legal Health Checks for Members of the Public
As part of the CBA’s Reaching Equal Justice initiative, CBA just released 6 Legal Health Checks for members of the public. Similar to LAWPRO’s Annual Legal Health Check-up, these are intended to ensure people have the information and tools they need to recognize and avoid legal problems in the first place, and/or to prevent small problems from becoming bigger than they might have been. There are 6 different health checks: 5 steps to legal wellness – speaks to the reasons why smaller legal...