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] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Practice Pitfalls – Beware the desperate client in a personal injury matter
In the September 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article dealing with clients who urge a quick settlement. Click here to read the full article “Practice Pitfalls”. “Many plaintiffs’ lawyers fall victim to clients who desperately need money in the early stages of a personal injury lawsuit,” says Cynthia...
[Law Technology Today] Get to Know Firm Central
Firm Central let’s you accomplish more for your clients with less effort and stress.  It is the only online practice management solution for solo and small firms that connects your legal research, drafting, matters, contacts, calendar, and more. Accomplish more for your clients with less effort and stress with these key benefits: Efficiency – Once you’re in Firm Central through the single sign-on, click just once for access to WestlawNext, Time and Billing, Westlaw Form Builder, and Microsoft...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Practice Pitfalls: Family Law
In the September 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article that discusses the hazards of family law. Click here to read the full article "Practice Pitfalls". When a starry-eyed couple is about to get married, no one likes to think about the possibility of divorce. However, in some cases one side (e.g., the...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Electronic Evidence & Discovery Handbook
E-Discovery and the use of electronic evidence has increased dramatically over the past few years, but many lawyers still struggle with the complexities of dealing with electronic information. This comprehensive book provides lawyers with the templates they need to develop an effective E-Discovery strategy, and to frame appropriate E-Discovery requests. In addition to the ready-made forms, the authors also supply helpful information and commentary to bring you rapidly up to speed in the...
[Law Technology Today] Data Encryption: Quick Security Tip
Data encryption has become an increasingly important practice, especially for attorneys who often hold an abundance of valuable information. This quick tutorial explains that a document that is simply password protected is not encrypted, why encryption is important, and shares methods for encrypting. This video is part of a 5 video series from the Legal Technology Resource Center discussing strategies for a more secure practice. See below for links to the rest of the Quick Security Tips:...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Tanaka Masato
An Ontario lawyer notified us that she received an email from the purported Tanaka Masato looking to retain her with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Telephone Scam Hits Washington Lawyers
The Oregon State Bar is warning lawyers of a telephone scam underway now in Washington: Scam Alert OSB members:  The Washington State Bar Association is warning its members about a telephone scam in which callers claiming to represent the bar … Continue reading →
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Follow the Professional Liability Fund on Social Media
The Professional Liability Fund has established official social media accounts to inform Oregon lawyers of breaking news, CLE offerings, and practice tips.  Consider following the PLF on your favorite social media platform to keep informed about events like free shred … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] Four Way Street: The Species of Time Capture Tools
Lawyers generally dislike timekeeping.  Naturally, nobody enjoys measuring out the time of his life in small increments appearing on the other side of a computer screen.  At least you’re getting paid.  And, at least there are ever-increasing ways to capture your time, while you pass it.  If you’ve got an established workflow, there’s likely a way for you to capture it in a highly efficient manner.   Leaving aside paper and pen, as well as traditional software applications not built exclusively...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: A quiz to determine your firm’s disaster preparedness
None of us like to think about disasters, and most us have an “it won’t happen to me” attitude. This short quiz, from the Managing Practice Interruptions booklet, will help you determine your ability to survive some common “disaster” scenarios. If all of the computers in your office were stolen over the weekend, do you have all the serial numbers of the equipment, the original cost of the equipment, the value of the equipment, and the ability to recreate all of the data on the computers? If...