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

[The Last Word] Does “The Cloud” Raise Storm Warnings at Your Firm?
Ever since Formal Opinion 2010-02 cleared the way for Alabama Lawyers to utilize cloud-based services in the practice of law, I’ve received more and more calls from lawyers who are interested in the benefits and advantages of internet-based practice management and other systems but are still afraid to allow confidential firm information to reside on […]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Emotional Wake and Changing the Focus
♫  I’ll be your savior, steadfast and true I’ll come to your emotional rescue I’ll come to your emotional rescue..♫ Lyrics and music by  Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, recorded by The Rolling Stones. This is another guest post from Beth Flynn at The Leadership Center at the Ohio State University. Leadership is one quality that we so need in all walks of life, from the International scene all the way down to the local community level.  Leaders are people who make demonstrable...
[Law Technology Today] When You Leave Big Law – What To Take And What To Leave Behind
Starting your own firm is an exciting endeavor. No longer will you be restricted by the rules and processes of your Big Law firm. There are so many decisions to be made like new email addresses and websites, internet service providers, document storage options, logos, marketing opportunities, social media…. The to-do list can seem endless. But before you leave the comforts of Big Law, there are a few items that you might want to consider taking with you. While Big Law may have been confining,...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] What Tech Tool Should I Use to Do That?
How do I do that? It is one of the challenges we all live with in today’s times. We need to do something with our technology, and we are aware that there are technology tools to do it. We just...
[SC Small Firm] Secure Your LinkedIn Account With Two-Factor Authentication
LinkedIn is the most popular social media tool among lawyers. As with other social media profiles, it’s important to secure your account with a strong password and consider limiting the amount of profile information visible to the public. Click here for details on changing your privacy settings to limit the amount of personal info in your LinkedIn account that others can view. As for security, even the strongest password is not unhackable. Using two-factor authentication for your LinkedIn...
[The Last Word] Get Paid Quickly! LawPay Offers Special Incentive
Despite the need to carefully manage cash flow, some lawyers are still making it hard for their clients to pay them. They do this by failing to accept debit and credit cards. However, for most individuals and smaller businesses, paying by credit card is a preferred method – they get up to another 30 days […]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] New Student Edition of LAWPRO Magazine Hits Law Schools This Week
The 2014 Student Edition of LAWPRO Magazine {“Moving Into Practice”) will be arriving in Ontario law schools this week. Its the second LAWPRO Magazine issue focused on providing students with resources to make the transition from student to lawyer. It also serves as an introduction to LAWPRO and our messages of claims prevention and practice management. Articles in the magazine include: What do law firms look for when hiring? Common practice pitfalls and how to avoid them Student-...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Word Pleading Templates for the Mac
Are you a Mac user looking for legal pleading templates?  It isn’t obvious, but any template designed in Windows should run on your Mac.  So don’t despair!  Microsoft offers several options here. In the search box, enter “Legal pleading paper.” … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Why Smokeball Chose Google Plus As Its Place To Hangout
We’re a fairly social bunch at Smokeball. The noise level in our office ranges from Debussy-quiet to Deep Purple-deafening. We like to talk a lot; about work, about ideas, about roadblocks, about which Spice Girl we would be in another life. Communication is a really important part of our culture. Keeping that in mind, we have two offices which are quite a distance apart. 9238 miles to be exact. With this distance comes disparate time zones. Sydney tends to be asleep when Chicago is having...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Oh Baby x2! Preparing for Maternity and Family Leave as a Solo Practitioner
Elmo (Photo credit: JeepersMedia) Last week, we heard from family law attorney Alison Silber about her experience with maternity leave as a solo practitioner.  This week, Alexis B. Kaplan of the Law Offices of Alexis B. Kaplan, LLC writes about how she prepared and handled maternity leave in her solo practice.  Alexis focuses her practice around estate planning, probate, and guardianships.  Her practice is located downtown Boston and is in its third year.  She lives in Brighton with her...