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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] Be a Doer not a Procrastinator!
♫ You can count on me I’m gonna get it done, get it done…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Sandwich. Over on Small Firm Innovation, Gwynne Monahan has posed the following challenge: Write a post that  describes what quick, uncomplicated, untechnological habits or practices make all the difference to your practice, in 100 words or less. OK…nothing like a challenge. So here goes: Stop procrastinating.  Now.  Or as Nike says, “Just Do It!”.  Deadlines and to-do’...

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[Law Technology Today] Android Devices for Lawyers
This episode of The Digital Edge features guest Jeffrey Taylor, also known as “The Droid Lawyer,” to discuss how lawyers can efficiently use Android phones, tablets and computers in their practice. Jeffrey Taylor is an Oklahoma City Attorney. He has been writing the popular blog “The Droid Lawyer” since 2011, educating lawyers on how to get the most out of their Android devices. His first Android device was the original Motorola Droid,  which he discovered was a useful tool for his profession....
[Law Technology Today] Tech Competence: Knowing What Matters
In August of 2012, the ABA House of Delegates voted on a series of amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct recommended by the Ethics 20/20 Commission. One of the most basic yet important changes came in the comments to Rule 1.1: Competence. As amended, the comment now states: [6] To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Spring Clean Your Practice!
Nora Rock, corporate writer & policy anylist at LAWPRO, has some good advice for lawyers now that the weather is getting warmer. While this article was initially aimed at Ontario lawyers, all lawyers in Canada could stand to do some 'spring cleaning' We had flurries last night here in Ontario – but we’re not fooled: spring is around the corner. Time to roll up the slush mats and slide in the bug screens. We challenge you, in the next month or two, to bring a little of the spirit...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Collecting Your Fee
This practical and user-friendly guide provides you with proven strategies and sound advice that will make the process of collecting your fees simpler, easier, and more effective. This handy resource provides you with the framework around which to structure your collection efforts. The author will help you: Improve your relationships with present clients and set the proper expectations with new ones to ensure timely payment of bills. Understand why you need to discuss the issue of fees at the...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Linda Chan
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he’s been contacted by the purported Linda Chan with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: linda chan Date: 7 May, 2013 11:25:29 AM EDT To: Subject: Legal...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Dalen Beil
Three U.S. lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Dalen Beil 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: Dalen Beil To: Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:56 PM Subject: Loan Default Case...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Rina Waltson
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that he’s been contacted by the purported Rina Waltson with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Date: Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM Subject: Enforcement To:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Stop the Insanity Word Users! Get Snapnumbers Now
If automatic numbering in Microsoft Word drives you nutty, then you need Snapnumbers from the folks at Snapdone. Snapnumbers is a free Word add-in that allows you to number paragraphs naturally without regard to Word styles or the underlying format of … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Law Schools Teaching Law Practice Technology
On the eLawyering Blog, Richard Granat has posted 11 Top Law Schools Teaching Law Practice Technology, an excellent starting point for learning what law schools are teaching students today about law practice technology. The list is part of an effort the ABA’s eLawyering Task Force is making to identify the law schools offering courses on the “intersection of internet technologies and the practice of law.” It’s also in part an effort to honor the memory of the late Gary Munneke, who advocated...